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Ecommerce Software Leader Elastic Path Hires Digital Veteran Sean Skamnes as Vice President Business Development

Ecommerce Software Leader Elastic Path Hires Digital Veteran Sean Skamnes as Vice President Business Development

Former Huge Inc. digital executive to lead sales development through expanding global partner network

VANCOUVER – May 5, 2016 – Elastic Path Software Inc., a leading provider of enterprise commerce solutions that enable innovation in the age of digital transformation, today announced it has hired veteran digital strategy and channel sales executive Sean Skamnes as Vice President Business Development.

A 20-year veteran in ecommerce and digital transformation, Sean will lead Elastic Path’s Business Development team in the creation of go-to-market strategies with our partners to deliver innovative and transformational commerce experiences.

“As brands prioritize digital interactions, business leaders are increasingly turning to partner agencies and systems integrators to help create, design, and deliver digital experiences,” said Harry Chemko, CEO, Elastic Path. “We’re committed to supporting these best-in-class service providers through our flexible commerce technology and our service organization. We’re pleased to be adding Sean’s deep digital commerce experience and strong commitment to helping partners succeed to our organization."

Prior to joining Elastic Path, Sean led partner development for Interpublic Group (IPG) companies Huge and MRM//McCann. He has held senior digital leadership roles at Prime 8, McCann Erickson, and is a founding partner at Axis41. Sean has deep channel experience, having worked with companies such as Acquia, Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, and Sitecore as an advisor, consultant, and partner.

"Elastic Path has one of the most flexible commerce platforms I’ve seen, and with the industry moving toward best-in-class digital experiences, I’m excited for what the future holds," said Sean Skamnes, Vice President Business Development, Elastic Path. “Digital transformation is being stifled by monolithic and vertical-specific solutions that do not foster true innovation. I’m looking forward to working closely with partners to enable visionary and disruptive customer solutions.”

At Elastic Path, our mission is to provide an open, flexible enterprise platform for commerce innovation. Our ecommerce products enable partners and customers to disrupt their industries in an increasingly complex and changing world.