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Art.com appoints Nasos Topakas chief technology officer.
Art.com Inc. has appointed Nasos Topakas chief technology officer.
Topakas brings more than 20 years of software engineering and executive technology management experience to the specialty retailer of wall art products and services. He will oversee the e-retailer’s overall technology strategy and organization.
“Technology and innovation are critical to the success of our global e-commerce business as we seek to transform the way the world shops for wall art,” says Geoffroy Martin, CEO of Art.com, No. 100 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide. “Nasos’ expertise as a technology leader and innovator will allow us to improve the overall shopping experience on our sites.”
Before joining Art.com, Topakas served as chief technology officer at SendMe Inc., a provider of mobile entertainment, where he managed the company’s technology strategy, budget, execution and architectural direction. Prior to SendMe, Topakas served as chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering at StubHub Inc., an online ticket marketplace that is a unit of eBay Inc.
“I look forward to building upon the company’s strong track record as an e-commerce leader,” Topakas says, “by strengthening its technology capabilities and leveraging emerging technologies to drive new levels of performance and innovation.”