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Starmount, a software provider focused on helping retailers optimize the shopper experience, has named software development veteran John Filut its new Vice President of Operations.
AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 29, 2013 – Starmount, a software provider focused on helping retailers optimize the shopper experience, has named software development veteran John Filut its new Vice President of Operations. Filut will play a crucial role in planning and executing internal operations and processes, including project management best practices and refining the development and delivery of Starmount services and support strategy. In this new role, Filut will also provide overall planning and management of IT.
Filut brings more than 20 years of development experience to Starmount, in which he honed the skills necessary to streamline, build and position software organizations. He previously served as SVP Product and Development at Nomadesk, where he managed all aspects of the product including product marketing, specifications, development and QA. While at Nomadesk, he also overhauled all development procedures improving release reliability and frequency. Prior to Nomadesk, Filut was VP and General Manager at Newser, LLC. He also played a key role in the growth and sale of BroadJump, 360Commerce and HighBeam Research.
“We are thrilled for John to join the team and lead new and existing projects to deliver better services offerings that ultimately increase customer satisfaction,” said Joe Pisano, president and COO of Starmount. “John’s breadth of experience across most all disciplines of software development will be crucially important in the next phase of Starmount’s growth and the expansion of our suite of customer engagement solutions.”
Starmount software solutions bring the richness of the Web and the power of mobile into the store, where retailers can create more personalized, relevant and dynamic interactions with customers. From mobile selling and cross-channel engagement platforms to digital signage, our retail solutions transform the store environment into a more connected, engaging shopping experience. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Starmount works with a diverse client base of leading retailers around the world, such as Pep Boys, Urban Outfitters and Home Depot. For more information, visit www.starmount.com/news, read the Starmount Blog at www.starmountshare.com, and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/starmountretail.
Jeff Ketner or Brittany Johnson
Ketner Group PR + Marketing