Austin, Texas, August 14, 2014
Leading Retail Brands to Help Shape Future Strategies and Focus Areas to Further Technology Excellence for Inspired Retailing
AUSTIN, Texas, August 14, 2014 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced the formation of an executive council focused on steering best-in-class strategic retail solution initiatives.
The Epicor Retail Executive Council is comprised of leaders who are influential voices in the retail sector, and who are champions in leveraging solutions and technology to further innovate in mobility, omni-channel retailing, customer engagement, globalization and other key retail imperatives. The CIO Council members include: John Hnanicek, Charming Charlie; Pablo Hutterer, Grupo Axo; Joe DeSantis, Michael Kors; Jeff Lauro, Payless ShoeSource; Diane Randolph, Reitmans; Dan Kelly, Road Runner Sports; Mike Holland, rue21; Norm Veit, Nine West Holdings, Inc.; and, Jim Walsh, TUMI.
The Epicor Retail Executive Council held its first meeting at the Epicor Insights Customer Users Conference in April in Las Vegas. Council members are responsible for advising and making recommendations on the Epicor Retail strategic direction as well as providing input and confirming interest in proposed areas of development, acquisitions, and partnerships for Epicor. Each member of the Epicor Retail Executive Council will serve a two-year term; the group will meet in person semi- annually and will share feedback with Epicor Retail executives and council members on a regular basis.
"This high-powered group of industry heavyweights brings decades of experience and success to our continued efforts to deliver forward-thinking solutions that help retailers succeed on all levels of business across all channels and continents," said Noel Goggin, EVP, general manager, Epicor Retail. "Gathering insight from customers and market experts is what allows us to develop leading retail solutions that transform and grow businesses worldwide."
About Epicor Retail
Epicor provides advanced solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, leverage intelligence and inspire customers, to maximize profitability. The Epicor Retail end-to-end suite is designed to meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today's connected, cross-channel shoppers, and the business requirements of the most demanding soft goods, hard goods and specialty retail environments in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy.
Thousands of leading companies -- from Aeropostale, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and Build-A-Bear Workshop, to General Nutrition Centers, True Value Company and VF Corporation -- trust Epicor to help them remain current, competitive, and consistently strong.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit
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