Aptos Appoints Vicki Cantrell as Retail Transformation Officer
ATLANTA, September 7, 2017 – Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced the appointment of Vicki Cantrell as the company’s inaugural retail transformation officer. Cantrell will serve on the company’s executive leadership team, reporting to Aptos CEO and culture leader Noel Goggin. In this role, Cantrell will oversee Aptos functions for business consulting and strategy, value engineering, and strategic account management.
Cantrell, a renowned retail strategist, community builder, global executive, and former chief operations officer and chief information officer, will leverage her storied retail background to advise and support Aptos customers as they reinvent their businesses for omni-channel growth, profitability and customer loyalty.
“Vicki is going to be a tremendous asset to our client base and to engaging customers differently, as she understands retailers’ unique challenges, constraints and opportunities — she has been in their shoes,” said Goggin. “Throughout her career, Vicki has found ways to leverage disruption to accelerate business results, competitive advantage and customer-centricity. Vicki is a change agent who has achieved remarkable success for many global retail brands; we’re honored to welcome her to Aptos.”
Prior to joining Aptos, Cantrell most recently served as NRF’s senior vice president, communities, and executive director, Shop.org. In that role, she was responsible for providing strategic direction and management of Shop.org, NRF’s digital retail division. Additionally, she provided oversight for the NRF communities, including the CIO Council, Digital Council, CMO Council, ARTS and Loss Prevention Council.
Previous to NRF, Cantrell served as COO of Tory Burch, where she focused on the development of process and infrastructure to achieve sustainable growth. Earlier in her career, Cantrell served as CIO of Giorgio Armani Corporation and held positions with Gucci Group, Party City and JCPenney.
“I am thrilled to join Aptos at a critical act-now or regret-it moment in retail,” said Cantrell. “Everybody’s talking about transformation, and the reality is, there is no one blueprint to achieve it, and there are different recipes for success. What works for one retailer might not work for another. In my role, I will partner with retailers on their transformation journey, and change the way we work together. By deepening our collaboration with customers, we will empower each retailer to achieve its strategic vision while building lasting relationships with its customers.”
“Retailers today are tired of playing catch-up to consumers, constantly in a reactionary state that leaves them vulnerable to fast-moving trends, nimble competitors and shifting consumer expectations,” Goggin added. “With Vicki on-board, Aptos reinforces its commitment to The Aptos Way and to supporting retailers’ omni-channel transformations, while helping our customers establish enterprises built for rapid change.”
With over 130,000 stores live on its Singular Commerce platform available in the cloud, more than 500 retail brands across the globe rely on cloud-ready Aptos solutions.
About Aptos “Engaging Customers Differently”
In an era of virtually limitless choice, sustained competitive advantage only comes to retailers who engage customers differently – by truly understanding who they are, what they want and why they buy. At Aptos, we too, believe that Engaging Customers Differently™ is critical to our success. We are committed to a deep understanding of each of our clients, to fulfilling their needs with the retail industry’s most comprehensive omni-channel solutions, and to fostering long-term relationships built on tangible value and trust. More than 500 retail brands rely upon our Singular Commerce™ platform to deliver every shopper a personalized, empowered and seamless experience…no matter when, where or how they shop. Learn more: www.aptos.com
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