BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Demandware®, Inc. (NYSE: DWRE), the industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, today announced that Dr. Leonard A. Schlesinger has been named to its board of directors. As the former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Limited Brands, Dr. Schlesinger adds both retail industry and operational experience to Demandware’s Board of Directors.
“As a recognized and respected leader in the retail industry and in academia, Len will provide valuable strategic insight to our Board. Len’s guidance will be instrumental as we continue to further penetrate large enterprise scale retailers, capitalize on the in-store opportunity and expand our business geographically. He is a fantastic addition to our Board of Directors,” said Tom Ebling, CEO of Demandware.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Demandware Board. To remain competitive and capture the consumer, retailers and brands need to deliver on their omni-channel initiatives. As an established leader in enterprise cloud commerce solutions, Demandware is uniquely positioned to help the largest scale retailers deliver on these omni-channel objectives. I have been impressed with Demandware’s success to date and am looking forward to working with the team as they continue to execute their growth strategy,” said Dr. Schlesinger.
Dr. Schlesinger currently serves as Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Dr. Schlesinger recently concluded a five year term (2008 to 2013) as the 12th President of Babson College. From 1999 to 2007, he held various executive positions at Limited Brands, including Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer. While at Limited Brands, he was responsible for the operational and financial functions across the enterprise including Express, Limited Stores, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Bath and Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, Henri Bendel and the White Barn Candle Company.
Dr. Schlesinger has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Au Bon Pain and as a director of numerous, public and private retail, consumer products and technology companies. His career spans various leadership roles at esteemed academic institutions, including twenty years at Harvard Business School where he served as the George Fisher Baker Jr. Professor of Business Administration, leading MBA and executive education programs. In addition, he has lectured and consulted around the world with service and industrial firms as well as governments and international leadership organizations.
Dr. Schlesinger holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in American Civilization from Brown University.
Demandware, a leader in digital commerce, enables the world’s premier retailers to move faster and grow faster in the changing face of retail. Demandware’s enterprise cloud platform minimizes the costs and complexities of running global, omni-channel commerce operations, and empowers retailers to respond with speed and agility to new market opportunities and continually evolving consumer expectations. For more information, visit www.demandware.com, call +1-888-553-9216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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