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Digby, the leader in mobile commerce and in-store mobile engagement for top retail brands, announced today that Keno Helmi joins the Digby executive team as Chief Sales Officer with responsibility for worldwide field operations.
AUSTIN, TX — July 18, 2011 — Digby, the leader in mobile commerce and in-store mobile engagement for top retail brands, announced today that Keno Helmi joins the Digby executive team as Chief Sales Officer with responsibility for worldwide field operations.
Keno, with more than 16 years of high-tech sales experience, has held senior leadership roles at companies including Clarify, Amdocs, and Opsware. Most recently, Keno ran the Global Accounts Organization at HP Software with a revenue responsibility of $500 million and managed a team of over 120 sales professionals. Keno holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a minor in English and a Master of Science in economics from Auburn University.
“As the rapid growth of mobile commerce and in-store mobile engagement continues to expand for retailers on a global basis, Digby is poised to help retailers take a strategic approach to mobile to drive sales, enhance customer loyalty and deliver deep in-store analytics around consumer buying behavior,” said Dave Sikora, president and CEO of Digby. “With Keno’s deep understanding and experience in driving strategic global enterprise partnerships, we are very excited to have him be a part of our executive team and help us continue to drive our industry leadership.”
Through Keno’s appointment to the executive team, Digby’s recent funding announcement and partnership announcements with AT&T and PayPal, as well us retailer announcements with Republic and Brooks Brothers, the company is positioning itself to help retailers take full advantage of smartphone adoption, mobile commerce and in-store mobile engagement trends.
A recent study by InMobi reports that U.S. mobile shopping sales volume will reach $9 billion by the end of this year, with ABI Research putting that number at $163 billion worldwide by 2015. With 2011 studies showing 41 percent of smartphone owners have made a purchase from their phonei, and 46 percent of consumers have used their phone to get product information while in a storeii, those numbers will only continue to grow.
Digby mobilizes retailers by helping them take a strategic approach to mobile commerce and in-store engagement by delivering a unique branded experience for the mobile Web and rich Apps for today’s consumers anytime and anywhere. The Digby Mobile Commerce Software Platform is a fully-managed suite of applications designed for iPhone/iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android devices that empowers retailers to optimize their mobile strategy and unify their web, in-store and catalog channels. Solely focused on the retail channel since 2006 and with top retailers already enabled including Brooks Brothers, Cabela’s, Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, Petco, The Home Depot, Lilly Pulitzer, Wet Seal, Godiva, Golfsmith, Orvis and many more, Digby is the leading provider of mobile commerce for retailers. Learn more about us at www.digby.com.