Digital River Appoints Marco Vergani as General Manager and Vice President of EMEA

Continues to support global expansion plans

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV), a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, today announced it appointed Marco Vergani as its general manager and vice president of EMEA to oversee sales, marketing and operations in the region. Vergani joins Digital River from IBM, where he built a 25-year career developing and managing pan-European sales operations. Based in Digital River’s London office, Vergani will manage the company’s operations in Austria, England, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Russia and Sweden.

“Marco has an extensive track record of successfully managing complex global account opportunities, and coordinating legal, solution, delivery and pricing teams in the IT, software and outsourcing services industries,” said David Dobson, Digital River’s chief executive officer. “His international experience paired with his customer centric approach to business development will be valuable assets as we bring even more focus to our expansion strategies in the EMEA region.”

International revenue accounted for approximately 52 percent of Digital River’s total revenue in 2013. Digital River’s Europe-based customers include leading brands, such as AVAST Software, Kaspersky Lab, Logitech, Sennheiser and Spotify.

Vergani joins Digital River from IBM where he most recently served as the vice president of European sales for the Global Process Services division. In this senior executive role at IBM, Marco was charged with optimizing resources and managing an expanding organization across the fast growing European market. During his career at IBM, Vergani also spent five years leading IBM’s Retail Store Solutions division across EMEA. There he ran sales, managed strategic alliances, opened new distribution channels, and conceptualized and developed advanced point-of-sales solutions for worldwide markets.

“Digital River’s SaaS-based global commerce solution offers businesses tremendous advantage when it comes to scalability, time to market, cost of ownership and technology innovation. The solution is uniquely compelling for European customers of all sizes, enabling them to expand internationally while relying on Digital River to manage end-to-end the complexity of doing business abroad,” said Vergani. “I am very excited to help Digital River advance this brand proposition and deliver even more value for our customers on a global basis.”

About Digital River, Inc.

Backed by 20 years of e-commerce experience, Digital River is recognized as a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Digital River’s multi-tenant, SaaS commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses. In 2013, Digital River processed more than $30 billion in online transactions, connecting B2B and B2C digital products and cloud service companies as well as branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world.

Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate website, read the Digital River Blog, follow the company on Twitter or call +1 952-253-1234.

Digital River is a registered trademark of Digital River, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contacts

Digital River, Inc.
Media Contact:
Gerri Dyrek, +1 952-225-3719
Group Vice President, Corporate Communications
publicrelations@digitalriver.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Melissa Fisher, +1 952-225-3351
Vice President, Corporate Development, Investor Relations & Treasury
investorrelations@digitalriver.com

Marco Vergani, General Manager and Vice President of EMEA at Digital River (Photo: Business Wire).

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Digital River appointed Marco Vergani as its general manager and vice president of EMEA to oversee sales, marketing and operations in the region.

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Contacts

Digital River, Inc.
Media Contact:
Gerri Dyrek, +1 952-225-3719
Group Vice President, Corporate Communications
publicrelations@digitalriver.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Melissa Fisher, +1 952-225-3351
Vice President, Corporate Development, Investor Relations & Treasury
investorrelations@digitalriver.com