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Astound Commerce is a leading developer and integrator of Demandware e-commerce services.
San Francisco, CA, March 11, 2012 --- Astound Commerce is pleased to announce the recent hire of two new employees who will join the growing account team and provide day-to-day support of Demandware-driven e-commerce platforms for several major retail brands. The company understands the need to provide clients with key players that are not only well-versed in e-commerce best practices, but also those that know the ins and outs of specific e-commerce platforms such as Demandware. “In this day and age, e-commerce plays a major role for many global brands, and those brands need account teams that understand each detail of their online stores, from strategy and marketing to fluctuations in user behavior. Astound Commerce provides end-to-end solutions with account teams that can meet and exceed those needs” commented Alora Chistiakoff, COO.
New hire Tony Duea is a long-time ecommerce professional who comes from Crocs, where he led the global brand in their rollout of the Demandware platform to 14 countries, marking exponential growth for the company. Tony is one of the new Demandware Solution Architects at Astound Commerce, where his unique background in running all aspects of the ecommerce system development lifecycles position him to oversee the architecture, solution design and development and quality assurance of major retail sites. Tony has experience integrating numerous 3rd party software solutions, including secure payment processing and enterprise-level analytics. Tony was a speaker at the 2011 Demandware Xchange conference.
Katie Johnson comes to the Astound Commerce team from Timberland, where, for over 5 years she was a technical team lead and Demandware Solution Architect. While at Timberland, Katie also managed the brands dozen interactive micro-sites. As one of the new Demandware Solution Architects for Astound Commerce, Johnson brings a strong development background and passion for business solution design and implementation. She is responsible for the development, launch and support of over a dozen custom transactional websites, fluid in 3rd party tool integration for N2N platforms and has expertise in "design your own" custom product implementations. Johnson’s strong technical leadership skills contributed to the overall improvement of Timberband’s site performance and helped to meet numerous business objectives.
About Astound Commerce
Astound Commerce is a leading developer and integrator of Demandware e-commerce solutions. For over a decade, Astound Commerce has produced feature-rich custom Demandware-based systems for major brands around the world. With a tech-savvy digital team and excellence in client relations, Astound Commerce has a proven track record for implementing new system infrastructures, as well as providing trouble-free migrations from outdated platforms. Astound Commerce provides a full range of ecommerce and design services, including: online strategy and planning, UI design and architecture, graphic design, development, production, and mobile website design and implementation. For more information on Astound Commerce, visit http://www.astoundcommerce.com.