February 19, 2018 1:01 PM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Handshake Corp.

Company Overview

Handshake Corp. provides an online sales order application. The company’s application enables mobile order writing, Web order management, and back office integration. It serves music, gift, toys, fashion, eyewear, healthcare, and outdoor industries. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in New York, New York.

627 Broadway

Level 9

New York, NY 10012

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for Handshake Corp.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief People Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Handshake Corp. Key Developments

BigCommerce and Handshake Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Joint SaaS Solution for B2B Ecommerce

BigCommerce and Handshake announced a strategic partnership to bring a suite of enhanced B2B capabilities to BigCommerce customers worldwide. Through the partnership, businesses selling on BigCommerce will be able to leverage existing product catalogs and customer data within Handshake, enabling a wide range of B2B selling scenarios while maintaining a single source of truth for sales, inventory, pricing and orders spanning both B2C and B2B channels. BigCommerce and Handshake enable merchants with complex B2C and B2B requirements to benefit from streamlined catalog and order management, as well as a suite of new B2B features to augment B2C sales channels, greatly reducing the cost and complexity for businesses selling to both businesses and consumers simultaneously. The BigCommerce-Handshake integration will provide joint customers a wide range of B2B selling tools and benefits, including: Dedicated apps for field reps and B2B buyers. With support for both online and offline order capture, the Handshake Rep App for BigCommerce creates a seamless integration between sales rep and buyer ordering workflows. The Handshake Direct Mobile app for iOS and Android provides self-serve buyers the flexibility to place orders from the stockroom or when offline. Streamlined workflows and shared product attributes spanning B2C and B2B. Product attributes sync seamlessly between BigCommerce and Handshake, providing a single source of truth across both B2C and B2B channels. Once synced, Handshake orders flow back into the BigCommerce control panel, providing real-time visibility into inventory levels and orders. Advanced B2B ordering capabilities and pricing management. Provide B2B buyers with fast, convenient bulk order entry and instant reordering through an optimized interface. Enable support for advanced business rules, split orders, seasonal and customer-specific pricing, quantity breaks and more.

Handshake Appoints Paul McCarthy as First Chief People Officer

Handshake announced the appointment of Paul McCarthy as the company's first chief people officer (CPO). As CPO, McCarthy will be responsible for People Operations and Strategy, managing the employee journey by establishing the infrastructure and programs to attract, retain, and develop company's successful team of talent. McCarthy will report directly to Glen Coates, CEO, company. A native of New York City, McCarthy brings over 15 years of senior management experience in people operations, community building, and communications to his new role. Immediately prior to joining company, McCarthy was Vice President, Head of People Operations at Magnetic.

Handshake Appoints Kiva Kolstein as Chief Revenue Officer

Handshake announced the appointment of Kiva Kolstein as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). As CRO, Kolstein will be responsible for scaling Handshake's sales, customer success, and professional services organizations worldwide, driving the company's next phase of growth while ensuring customers receive superior support. Kolstein will report directly to Glen Coates, CEO, Handshake. Immediately prior to joining Handshake, Kolstein was Vice President, Sales and Chief Growth Officer for Percolate.

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