Gary Schoch Joins Rosetta as Partner, Global Commerce Lead
Former IBM Worldwide Commerce Solutions Sales Leader Will Drive Rosetta's
Global Expansion of Commerce Services
PRINCETON, N.J., March 19, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Former IBM Worldwide Commerce
Solutions Sales Leader Gary Schoch has joined digital and direct interactive
agency Rosetta as Partner, Global Commerce Lead. Schoch will drive Global
Commerce Business Development for the agency and will be based in Rosetta's
San Francisco office, reporting to Tom Adamski, President.
The move adds significant muscle to Rosetta's global commerce expansion
efforts as the agency continues to solidify its position as a leader in the
rapidly growing area. The addition of Schoch is expected to accelerate the
agency's global sales of commerce-related services and technologies.
Rosetta continues to be one of the leading sellers of IBM Smarter Commerce
software in North America and the addition of Schoch coincides with a 20
percent increase in the agency's global new business pipeline since the
announcement of the enhanced IBM partnership in September 2012. Rosetta's
commerce-related revenues are expected to surpass $100 million in 2013 and
more than $300 million by 2015, fueled in part by this global expansion.
Schoch led IBM's transformation to Smarter Commerce as an architect of the
acquisitions of Sterling Commerce, Coremetrics and Unica to complete the
robust portfolio of WebSphere Commerce. He was instrumental in the creation of
IBM's Smarter Commerce and a new go-to-market business model in IBM's Industry
Software Solutions Division, which he led for Commerce Solutions.
"Throughout our 12-year partnership with IBM, Gary has been of invaluable
service to Rosetta, helping us to complete more than 100 Commerce
implementations around the globe, while using best-in-class tools that deliver
effective results," said Adamski. "Gary's background and skill set make him
uniquely capable of accelerating global growth of our Smarter Commerce
offerings and this important partnership with IBM, while ensuring consistent
delivery of successful projects. We're the only agency in the market combining
a deep consulting heritage with leading-edge technology to build and optimize
the Commerce and content ecosystem. We bring a broader market context to
Commerce, and importantly, an ability to uncover unique insights that enable
marketers to find their most valuable customers and create transaction
experiences that fuel brand advocacy."
"Throughout my career, I've worked with a wide variety of strategic partners,
but none have measured up to Rosetta's unique, differentiated approach to
Commerce that combines holistic, insight-driven marketing with leading-edge
technology," said Schoch. "While most partners continue to see Commerce as a
technology implementation, Rosetta enables clients to build and optimize
Smarter Commerce solutions-based marketing systems that enhance customer
engagement, strengthen customer relationships and maximize business outcomes.
I'm excited about the opportunity to help drive this powerful partnership
forward to benefit Rosetta, IBM and most importantly our clients."
Schoch has held leadership positions both in the field and at a headquarters
level while providing key insights into product roadmaps and global
organizational structure. At IBM, he was responsible for leading and
developing the business and technical solutions for clients from around the
world to support their omni-channel business needs, helping to define their
Commerce business strategies and technical designs to allow them to expand
Prior to joining IBM, Gary was President and CEO of Business Systems
Architecture Inc., where he led implementations of large-scale transformation
projects spanning Supply Chain, CSR, Branch Teller Systems, Customer Portals
and eCommerce initiatives for Wells Fargo, Ameritech, DHL, New York Life and
Schoch has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The Catholic
University of America.
To further support this rapid growth and accelerate leadership in commerce
innovation, Rosetta is currently building a new West Coast headquarters in San
Luis Obispo, CA, that will open in April 2013 and will house a Commerce Center
of Excellence. The state-of-the-art facility will serve as the agency's West
Coast hub for commerce assignments. Rosetta also plans to launch dedicated
commerce hubs in Western Europe, China and Latin America in the next three
Rosetta's experienced team of commerce specialists has completed more than 100
commerce infrastructure implementations in the past decade. The agency serves
a rapidly expanding and diverse global client list that includes Dorel
(Consumer Products/US), Genco (Distribution/US), hhgregg (Electronics
Retail/US), Holt-Renfrew (Luxury Retail/Canada), Luxottica (Eyewear
Retail/Italy), Newell-Rubbermaid (Consumer Products/US) and Sigma Pharma
(Manufacturer of Over-The-Counter and Prescription Drugs/Australia).
Rosetta is a consulting-centered interactive agency engineered to transform
marketing for the connected world. Our mission is to be a catalyst for growth,
driving material business impact by translating deep consumer insights into
personally relevant brand experiences across touch points and over time. Our
unique capabilities and the way we activate them have enabled our market
leadership position, operating as an independent brand in the Publicis Groupe
of global agencies.
Contact: Michael Cargill, Robert Marston And Associates, +1-212-836-4206, or
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