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Rick Chavie joins hybris from NCR Corp.
Montreal – July 19, 2012 – hybris, a leading provider of multichannel commerce and communication software, today announced the appointment of Rick Chavie as the new Vice President of OmniCommerce. A highly recognized industry and technology executive with extensive global experience in retail and wholesale, Chavie joins hybris from NCR Corporation and will be responsible for leading cross-channel strategy, working with the hybris development team and strategic customers in delivering seamless customer experiences across digital and physical touchpoints.
“We’re extremely pleased to have someone of Rick’s stature joining our team,” said Carsten Thoma, COO of hybris. “His global, strategic experience at leading retailers, as well as at major technology firms serving the retail industry, will deepen our knowledge of our customers’ businesses and enhance our ability to partner with them on significant innovation initiatives. This will help us to scale our global business and penetrate new customer segments.”
Chavie brings over 25 years of experience in the retail industry, ranging from leadership roles at retailers such as The Home Depot and C&A - where he led transformation and growth programs - to executive roles in technology – where he led the global retail and wholesale business at SAP and was responsible for global marketing and solution deployment for the retail and hospitality business at NCR. He has also served clients across the major retail verticals - hardlines, softlines, and food - and branded consumer manufacturers in his partner and leadership roles at Deloitte and Accenture.
Commenting on his appointment, Chavie said, “hybris is the best positioned company to deliver what consumers and business customers are demanding: a seamless commerce experience across touchpoints. With its leading multichannel architecture, a premier customer base in retail, wholesale, and manufacturing, and an extensive partner network, hybris has a great platform for growth. I am excited to be joining this highly skilled team which has moved the company up the technology curve in sync with the demands arising from the convergence of digital and physical commerce channels.”
Chavie holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, studied International Trade as a Fulbright Scholar at Germany’s Saarland University and the University of Cologne, and has a BA in German and Accounting from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
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hybris is a leading vendor of next generation end-to-end multichannel commerce software based on a single platform including managed and hosting services. Its clear vision about the need for consistency, coordination and personalization of information across all channels and throughout all phases of the customer lifecycle has resulted in the development of an integrated, agile solution enabling businesses to communicate and sell across all channels – online and offline - in a consistent and effective way. hybris has 14 offices around the world located in the economic capitals of North/South America, Europe and Asia and supports over 380 global customers. Customers are brands from retail and manufacturing industries, including: Bobcat, Clarks, Coca Cola Beverages, Conrad, Grundfos, Hornbach, Iomega, Kaiser+Kraft, Levi´s, Lufthansa, Migros, Nespresso, Nikon, P&G, Rexel, Timberland and Toys´R´Us.