A sampling of e-retailer and vendor announcements from the NRF show floor this week.
Cyberian Outpost Inc. operator of Outpost.com, a leading global Internet-only retailer of computer hardware, software and accessories, today announced the appointment of Robert A. Bowman, 44, to the post of president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Bowman succeeds Darryl Peck, 40, the Company's founder, who has been named Chairman of Cyberian Outpost's Board of Directors, and will focus his efforts on the long-term strategy and continuing operational growth of Outpost.com.
Bowman joins Cyberian Outpost with impressive credentials, including his tenure at ITT Corp. Bowman rose to the office of president and chief operation officer following the tri-vestiture of the company's business divisions in 1995, where he successfully oversaw the growth and operations of the $8 billion conglomerate. He joined ITT Sheraton Corporation in 1991 as executive vice president and chief financial officer and retained this position when he was promoted to ITT Corp. in 1992.
Bowman most recently was chairman of privately held icontact.com, an Internet solutions provider offering a range of business applications supporting live interactive Web-enabled communications, including enhanced customer service, sales assistance and customer generation. Bowman served as icontact.com's chief of strategy, leading the company to the forefront of Internet customer interaction at the point of purchase. Mr. Bowman will remain Chairman of the Board of icontact.com. Mr. Bowman is also a partner of eCOM Partners, an investment partnership focused on developmental stage opportunities, primarily in the Internet space.