ChannelAdvisor, the e-commerce platform provider, has appointed Seamus Whittingham as its new managing director for EMEA.
Whittingham joins from a global e-commerce background won at ATG and GSI.
“Seamus has proven his mettle repeatedly by spearheading international expansion at both ATG and GSI, where he signed dozens of leading retail brands to long-term, strategic and successful partnerships,” said David Spitz, ChannelAdvisor president and COO.
“Over the last six years we’ve built a strong foundation in the EMEA market and developed our e-commerce leadership on a truly global basis. Seamus is the perfect leader to build upon this foundation and to take our customers and ChannelAdvisor to new levels as we continue to expand aggressively in all geographies.”
Whittingham began his e-commerce career with ATG in 1999, where he was responsible for sales across multiple European regions including Scandinavia, Benelux and Germany. Within this position he is reported to have closed the company’s largest EMEA software licence agreement and regularly achieved annual multi-million dollar revenue targets.
In 2008, Whittingham moved to GSI as business development director. Within this role he headed up international business development, closing deals for major brands and retailers such as Peacocks, Helly Hansen, Peak Performance and more.
“ChannelAdvisor appealed to me for multiple reasons,” he said. “The company is incredibly well-positioned in a market that has massive growth potential but is also increasingly fragmented and difficult for retailers to navigate.
“Through robust technologies, strong delivery capability and expertise, ChannelAdvisor is perfectly placed to solve the key issue facing e-commerce brands and retailers today – how to successfully sell across multiple channels and geographies and make data-driven decisions quickly to gain business edge and maximise channel profitability. I’m certainly looking forward to being part of the exciting future of this company,” he said.