Bazaarvoice, Inc. Names Cedric Pech as General Manager of EMEA
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bazaarvoice, Inc.
(Nasdaq:BV), a leading social and e-commerce software company, today announced
that Cedric Pech has joined the company as General Manager of Europe, Middle
East and Africa (EMEA).
"Europe has been a significant growth region for us, and we want to accelerate
new client acquisition given the increasing adoption of e-commerce and social
media across the continent," said Stephen Collins, Chief Executive Officer and
President. "Cedric has a long and successful track record of growing European
sales channels for technology-based companies. We are very fortunate to have
a seasoned sales executive at the helm of our continued expansion in EMEA."
Pech brings more than 16 years of Pan-European sales experience to the
Bazaarvoice leadership team and will play a key role in expanding
Bazaarvoice's presence across Europe and beyond. He joins Bazaarvoice from
BMC Software, where he served as Vice President of Southern Europe and led the
expansion of European sales channels for BMC Software's enterprise systems
management software solutions.Prior to BMC Software, he held executive sales
positions at BladeLogic, Parametric Technology and think3.
"I am extremely excited to lead the European sales team for a dynamic, high
energy and client-focused company like Bazaarvoice," said Mr. Pech. "The
European market increasingly is realizing that online word of mouth content
forces a rethink of the methods used to create meaningful and lasting
relationships with consumers. Bazaarvoice has the ideas and solutions to
support and address our clients' needs, and I look forward to helping the
company achieve its full potential by showcasing the compelling value
proposition that social data can bring to our clients."
Pech succeeds Mark Riggs, who has spent nearly three years with Bazaarvoice
and will return to the company's U.S. headquarters to assume the newly created
role of Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships and Alliances.Riggs
has 21 years of experience in consulting and technology and, prior to joining
Bazaarvoice in 2010, was Senior Vice President and Worldwide Head of Customer
Solutions at Endeca Technologies, where he helped create a global presence for
the company. Before joining Endeca Technologies in 2006, Riggs spent more
than five years at Business Objects, where he was Vice President of Global
Services, first, for North America, and, then, for Europe, Middle East, and
Africa. Riggs has also held leadership positions with Cambridge Technology
"The depth and strength of our growing executive management team is an
indicator of the value we offer to our clients today and the opportunity we
face to deliver even more powerful products and services," said Mr. Collins.
"Mark has been an essential part of establishing Bazaarvoice's presence in
every market we serve. His leadership equips us with the ability to continue
to deliver value through our direct relationships and trusted partners."
Bazaarvoice, a leading social and e-commerce software company, assists clients
in bringing the voice of the customer to the center of business strategy.
With over 2,000 clients globally, including over half of the Internet Retailer
500, over 20 percent of the Fortune 500 and over one-third of the Fortune 100,
Bazaarvoice helps clients to leverage social data derived from online word of
mouth content to increase sales, acquire new customers, improve marketing
effectiveness, enhance consumer engagement across channels, increase success
of new product launches, improve existing products and services, effectively
scale customer support, decrease product returns and enable retailers to
launch and manage on-site advertising solutions and site monetization
strategies.This online word of mouth content can be syndicated across
Bazaarvoice's global network of client websites, shopper media sites and
mobile devices, making the user-generated content that digital consumers trust
accessible at multiple points of purchase.Headquartered in Austin, Texas,
Bazaarvoice has offices in Amsterdam, London, Munich, New York, Paris, San
Francisco, Stockholm and Sydney.For more information,
visitwww.bazaarvoice.com, read the blog at www.bazaarvoice.com/blog, and
follow on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/bazaarvoice.
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