NEW YORK and DUBLIN, July 23, 2018 /CNW/ - eShopWorld, one of the world's leading global eCommerce enablement companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Hollen as President, eShopWorld US. Ms Hollen's appointment coincides with investment in a new headquarters for the company's US business and marks an important inflection point for eShopWorld following a decade of scaling its business by driving the global growth of premium US brands.
Total employment at eShopWorld is expected to double to c. 500 over the coming two years, with turnover expected to exceed $1billion by 2020. Hollen will have overall responsibility for delivering the company's US growth strategy, servicing clients that include some of the world's most iconic lingerie, fashion and sportswear brands.
eShopWorld connects premium brands with consumers in over 200 markets and has a significant presence in the US, Ireland, Continental Europe, Asia and Australia.
A specialist in end-to-end omnitail strategies, Hollen is the founder and former CEO of Knowledge Strategies Group, a strategic eCommerce advisory business she founded in 1995 before selling to NASDAQ listed 5B Technologies in 2001. Her experience straddles technology start-ups, PE and investor firms and many household names across fashion, finance, technology and healthcare.
Cynthia has also served as interim CEO (in 2015) for the Luxury Trading Club, a large online marketplace for luxury goods (yachts, autos, real estate) and as a Founder and executive director of SocialExtract (2011-2012), where she built a scalable Big Data, multi-channel social CRM service. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Computer Science and English Literature from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Commenting Tommy Kelly, eShopWorld, Founder and CEO said:
"Cynthia is a highly experienced and well-connected professional with a proven track record in the fashion, retail, apparel and eCommerce sectors. She 'gets' brands, technology and market place dynamics and will act as a key segue between the market needs of premium brands and our bespoke technology driven solutions. In our trajectory to becoming a $1bn business by 2020, we are very pleased to add someone of Cynthia's caliber to our senior management team."
Commenting, Cynthia Hollen added:
"I believe eShopWorld is driving structural change and opportunity for the retail sector world-wide. It is transforming how end-to-end eCommerce can deliver global reach, service and scalability for much sought after US retailers and brands. I am thrilled to be joining this exceptionally talented team at a time of enormous opportunity and growth."
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eShopWorld is one of the world's leading global eCommerce enablement companies, allowing global retailers and brands to localize their online offering in up to 200 markets around the world. It works with some of the world's most iconic lingerie, fashion and sportswear brands, managing the global eCommerce requirements of 5 of the top 10 apparel brands. It has been ranked Ireland's fastest growing technology company for the last three years by Deloitte.
With its global headquarters in Ireland, it employs over 230 staff in Ireland, the US, Singapore and the Netherlands. eShopWorld was founded by Irish entrepreneur Tommy Kelly and is part owned by Asendia, an alliance between two equal partners - La Poste (France) and SwissPost (Switzerland).