Following its IPO, Pivotree furthers investment in talent acquisition with executive appointments to Global Sales and Product Management teams.
TORONTO, January 14, 2021 – Pivotree Inc. (TSXV: PVT) (“Pivotree” or the “Company”), a leading global commerce and master data management (MDM) services provider, today announced the addition of Christine Steger as Vice President of Global Sales and Mike Leibovitz as Vice President of Product Management, bringing over four decades of combined sales, marketing, and product management experience to Pivotree from multinational companies.
“As discussed at the time of our IPO, we are accelerating our investment in developing and acquiring new skills, capabilities, and delivering the best technology to serve our clients and partners — all of which starts with strong leadership,” said Greg Wong, Chief Revenue Officer at Pivotree. “Today, we take an important step in that process by announcing the addition of Christine and Mike to the Pivotree team. We are thrilled to have them join us at such an exciting time in our company’s evolution and growth.”
Ms. Steger brings to Pivotree more than 20 years of executive sales leadership experience in the data management software, eCommerce, enterprise software, and storage industries through prior roles at Zaloni, Sitecore, Red Hat, and Hewlett Packard. She has an extensive track record developing global sales strategies and managing direct, channel, and inside sales programs for large enterprise accounts.
Mr. Leibovitz has more than 20 years of product management, strategy, and marketing experience in the communications industry and was previously Head of Americas in Extreme Networks’ Office of the CTO. He is an expert in developing product strategy and roadmaps with a focus on solutions that can support emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
“Large retailers and brand manufacturers are investing heavily in eCommerce, yet many are still in the early days of their digital transformation journeys,” said Ms. Steger. “Pivotree is ideally positioned to support these enterprises with end-to-end technology solutions, backed by an expansive partner network, and I’m excited to be leading the charge to expand our global sales programs.”
Added Mr. Leibovitz, “Our customers understand that the investment in digital transformation goes well beyond the online storefront. Building on our leadership in commerce and MDM, we plan to expand our products and services with innovative solutions in areas like cybersecurity and supply chain to help our clients deliver true frictionless commerce experiences to their customers.”
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Issuance of Deferred Share Units
Pivotree also announced that it has authorized the issuance of an aggregate of 6,250 deferred share units (“DSUs”) to certain non-executive directors of the Company in accordance with the provisions of the Company’s omnibus equity incentive compensation plan (the “Plan”).
All of the DSUs vest effective as of the date of grant and may be settled, at the option in the Company, in cash or common shares of the Company, or a combination of cash and common shares, upon the applicable director ceasing to be a director of the Company.
A copy of the Plan is attached as Appendix C to the Company’s final prospectus dated October 23, 2020, which is available on the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Pivotree is a leading global commerce and MDM services, provider. It is an end-to-end vendor supporting clients from strategy, platform selection, deployment, and hosting through to ongoing support. It operates as a single expert resource to help companies adapt relentlessly in an ever-changing digital commerce landscape. Leading and innovative clients rely on Pivotree’s deep expertise to choose enterprise-proven solutions and design, build, and connect critical systems to run smoothly at defining moments in a commerce business. Pivotree serves as a trusted partner to over 170 market-leading brands and forward-thinking B2C and B2B companies, including many companies in the Fortune 1000. With offices and customers in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, Pivotree is widely recognized as a high-growth company and industry leader around the globe. For more information, visit https://www.pivotree.com.
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