Newgistics Brings Deep Retail and E-Commerce Expertise to its Board of Directors with Addition of Andrea Weiss and Robert Rosenblatt
New Board Members Bring Decades of Leadership Experience from Companies Such as Limited Brands, Guess?, GSI Commerce, Tommy Hilfiger and HSN
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Newgistics, a leading provider of end-to-end e-commerce solutions for top retailers and brands, today announced that Andrea Weiss and Robert Rosenblatt have joined its board of directors. With decades of experience guiding some of the retail industry’s most successful and recognizable brands, Weiss and Rosenblatt bring first-hand knowledge of what retailers need to compete in an increasingly omni-channel environment.
“The retail industry is clearly at an inflection point where digital commerce, including omni-channel offerings that are intuitive for consumers, is what’s going to propel growth”
With 30 years of retail expertise, Andrea Weiss has been a key player in retail’s transformation into the digital space. An early innovator in multi-channel commerce and a pioneer in creating seamless customer experiences, Weiss’ executive positions have included president of Guess?, chief stores officer of Limited Brands and senior vice president of Ann Taylor. Her extensive board service includes current roles at Chico’s, Pep Boys, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and Nutrisystem. She also served on the board of GSI Commerce during its rise to becoming a leading e-commerce platform and, ultimately, its sale to eBay.
Weiss is the CEO of Retail Consulting, Inc. (RCI) and founder of The O Alliance, an innovative consulting model designed to help retailers align their organizational practices with the needs and expectations of today’s digitally savvy consumer.
“Putting the consumer at the center of the retail ecosystem is vital to success and growth in today’s omni-channel environment,” said Weiss. “With a true end-to-end offering and a clear vision for how they can help retailers deliver the seamless experience that consumers have come to expect, Newgistics is a pivotal partner to forward-thinking companies in our industry. Helping them bring that vision to market is an exciting opportunity for me.”
Robert Rosenblatt has more than 25 years of experience leading mid-sized and large retail organizations, including Tommy Hilfiger, HSN (formerly the Home Shopping Network) and Bloomingdale's, and recently served as interim president of Ideeli.com, a flash sales company that was acquired by Groupon. As group president and COO of Tommy Hilfiger, Rosenblatt grew revenues and profitability and built the company's first transactional website. Before that, he held positions as CFO, COO and president of HSN, where he introduced and built its online operation, leading it to profitability three months after inception. As CFO of Bloomingdale’s, he was responsible for the company’s P&L, financial planning and administrative management and, before that, served as vice president of store operations.
“The retail industry is clearly at an inflection point where digital commerce, including omni-channel offerings that are intuitive for consumers, is what’s going to propel growth," said Rosenblatt. "Instead of trying to patch all the pieces together, Newgistics presents a compelling value proposition to its clients – one that I believe in and can help guide to meet retailers’ and consumers’ needs.”
In addition to his extensive experience working for leading retail brands, Rosenblatt currently holds a number of board seats for leading companies in the technology and retail industries. He also runs Rosenblatt Consulting, which specializes in helping investment firms determine value in both public and private consumer companies, as well as helping retail firms maximize profitability.
“Andrea and Bob bring a tremendous wealth of knowledge to an already impressive board," said Bill Razzouk, Newgistics’ CEO. "Newgistics has a history of innovation, going all the way back to our introduction of the Newgistics SmartLabel, which revolutionized e-commerce returns at an important point in the industry's growth. We haven’t stopped since then and now have all the pieces to lead the charge into true omni-channel experiences. Andrea and Bob will be important players in helping us do so more quickly.”
About Newgistics, Inc.
Newgistics, a leading provider of parcel delivery and returns management for top retailers and brands, combines logistics and leading omni-channel commerce technology into a complete e-commerce solution. Integrating every step in the order life cycle, our end-to-end e-commerce solution includes: web design, implementation, integration, web hosting and support, order fulfillment, parcel delivery and returns. Our e-commerce platform is powered by hybris and we have partnered with Manhattan Associates to bring its leading order management solution to our customers. Since 1999, Newgistics has provided top merchants with innovative technology-driven solutions that improve the customer experience and accelerate growth—from customer acquisition through fulfillment, delivery and returns. To find out more, visit http://www.newgistics.com.