attune Consulting Expands Senior Leadership Team Following $20 Million
Industry specialists to drive attune's growth as leading global solutions
provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries
BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 17, 2013
BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- attune Consulting today
announced several new executive hires that will support the company's rapid
growth as the premier global solutions provider focused exclusively on the
fashion and lifestyle industries. Supported by a $20 million strategic
investment this year from MAS Holdings, South Asia's largest intimate wear,
sportswear, and swimwear manufacturer, these executives bring deep industry
expertise that will help fuel attune's worldwide expansion and support
customer demand across all areas of the fashion and lifestyle value chain.
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"These senior leaders have the talent and expertise we need to support key
areas of our business, including finance, sales, product innovation, and
consulting services – which are all critically important at this stage in our
growth," said Vajira De Silva, CEO of attune. "With a strong team in place,
attune is uniquely positioned to become the leading provider of innovation and
business transformation for fashion and lifestyle companies."
The new members of attune's executive team are:
oJeff Lee, global director of business transformation – Lee is responsible
for setting the strategy for attune's Business Transformation practice,
and will lead the company's team of full-time consultants to help global
fashion and lifestyle brands successfully transform their business across
people, processes, and technology. With more than 15 years of diverse
global consulting and business experience, he joins attune from PwC where
he was a management consultant guiding fashion and lifestyle clients such
as Timberland through their change management communications and training
associated with large-scale ERP technology deployments.
oMark Mackay, client engagement lead and director – Mackay brings 22-plus
years of experience in the fashion and lifestyle industries in executive
management, sales and marketing, international, licensing, and product
development roles, and more than 10 years in the fast moving consumer
goods (FMCG) industry. At attune, he is responsible for providing
strategic leadership across all client engagements. Most recently, he
served as president and assistant CEO of Frigo and was senior vice
president of global sales and marketing at Concave Global Pty Ltd, a
manufacturer of specialized football boots. Previous leadership positions
were also held at Everlast, Under Armour, AND1, The Rockport Company, and
Reebok International Ltd. Mackay's previous FMCG experience includes
tenures with Philip Morris (Marlboro), L'Oreal, and Black & Decker.
oRonald Porcello, sales director, Europe – Porcello joins attune from
commercetools GmbH, a leading cloud-based e-commerce platform provider,
where he spent more than four years as sales director, focusing on the
fashion, lifestyle, and luxury industries. At attune, he is responsible
for expanding the company's presence throughout Europe. He brings more
than 18 years of experience in enterprise sales management and business
development roles at global companies, including HP and Dell.
oGerald Reiser, regional director, Europe – Reiser is responsible for
attune's business in the European region, and brings 20 years of
consulting experience to his position. He joins attune from IDS Scheer,
the global leader in business process management consulting, where he held
multiple international management roles and was responsible for consulting
organizations in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Asia-Pacific.
In past roles as project manager and program director, he served clients
across industries and in a range of organizational sizes, including large
multinational corporations such as ArcelorMittal and BHP Billiton.
oGregory Saltzberg, chief financial officer – With more than 20 years of
global treasury, tax, finance, and operations experience, Saltzberg joins
attune from Timberland, where he served as the vice president, treasurer,
and business transformation leader. Saltzberg, who was the lead of
Timberland's business transformation program, brings a unique perspective
and first-hand knowledge as a former attune customer.
oVerlin Youd, regional director, Americas – Youd is a seasoned technology
executive with years of industry experience in global leadership roles,
including marketing, sales, and technology. As regional director, he is
responsible for driving the growth of attune's business in the Americas.
He most recently served as senior vice president of sales, marketing, and
client implementations at SCOPIX, a provider of video analytics for
retailers. Prior to that, Youd was a senior vice president at SAP, where
he was responsible for the company's global business and solutions for
retail, wholesale distribution, transportation, and logistics. He also
held several senior leadership roles at Motorola, Symbol Technologies,
IBM, and Systech Retail Systems.
Spanning five continents and 16 countries, attune's full-time consultants help
many of the world's most recognized fashion and lifestyle brands significantly
reduce project costs, resource requirements, and implementation timelines for
their ERP implementations. In addition to expanding attune's executive team,
the investment from MAS is being used to further develop attune's technology
and service offerings to help fashion and lifestyle brands address all areas
of their operations – from product design through manufacturing to the retail
About attune Consulting
A premier global solution provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries,
attune empowers companies at all stages of the fashion value chain to maximize
revenue, ROI, and supply chain visibility. Established in 2006 as an SAP
solution provider - for manufacturers, brand owners, and retailers - its
mission is to partner with the world's great fashion and lifestyle companies
to develop customized, innovative solutions that will transform their business
success. attune's comprehensive offering of end-to-end ERP solutions, combined
with full lifecycle services, include preconfigured solutions for accelerated
SAP Apparel & Footwear (SAP AFS) and Retail implementations. For more
information about attune, please visit http://www.attuneconsulting.com.
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