Meanwhile, RetailMeNot has a new CEO, Yeti has a new chief marketing officer, as well as news from WorkJam, Akamai Technologies and Joseph Altuzarra.

Sporting goods and custom apparel e-commerce software platform OrderMyGear has appointed Dave Dutch as CEO, effective Jan. 1. He was most recently CEO of property management software provider PayLease for seven years, growing the company to more than 200 employees.

“We have big ideas for the future of OrderMyGear, so it just made sense to hire someone with a track record of thinking big,” says president and founder Kent McKeaigg.

Founded in 2008, OrderMyGear helps organizations set up temporary online stores for group orders. In April it announced it had raised $35 million from Susquehanna Growth Equity. The Dallas-based company is using the funds to develop a technology that can help distributors and sales representatives identify more groups who might be interested in its service, develop communications to convey the “limited time” order availability message and thus encourage more purchases, and to help salespeople and distributors close down online stores and deliver products.

The platform handled nearly $190 million in sales in 2017, OrderMyGear says. Although 2018 sales have not been disclosed, OrderMyGear says it “facilitated orders for thousands of dealers, tens of thousands of teams and groups, and millions of coaches, athletes, fans, and administrators.”


In other e-commerce news:

  • Coupon aggregator RetailMeNot Inc. has appointed Marissa Tarleton to CEO. She has worked as chief marketing officer at the coupon company since 2015. Prior to RetailMeNot, Tarleton worked for computer maker Dell Inc. for more than 13 years as North American marketing vice president for Dell client solutions. Cotter Cunningham, the company’s founder and CEO, is moving to a chairman role. He founded RetailMeNot in 2009 and the company has made has more than 15 acquisitions and raised nearly $300 million in funding under his watch. RetailMeNot in 2017 was acquired by Harland Clarke Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated.
  • Outdoor goods brand Yeti has appointed Melisa Goldie to chief marketing officer, a newly created role for the retailer. Previously, Goldie worked as chief marketing officer at apparel brand Calvin Klein for more than 15 years. At Yeti, Goldie will be responsible for the global brand marketing and marketing its direct-to-consumer business. Direct-to-consumer sales—mostly e-commerce—accounted for 30%, or $194.4 million, of the brand’s net sales in 2017, up from 8% of net sales in 2015, according to the IPO prospectus Yeti filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in October.
  • Women’s luxury apparel brand Joseph Altuzarra has launched an e-commerce shop at and plans to open a pop-up shop in February in New York City. These efforts are the 10-year-old brand’s first foray into selling its own merchandise.
  • Diego Piacentini, who served as senior vice president of international consumer business at Inc. (No. 1 in the Internet Retailer 2018 Top 500), has decided to leave the e-commerce giant after two-year leave in 2016 to work on a project with the Italian government. Piacentini worked at Amazon for more than 16 years. Prior to Amazon, he worked at Apple Inc. (No. 2) as the vice president of sales and general manager for Europe.
  • Workplace solutions provider WorkJam has appointed Andrew Myers as vice president of Asia Pacific and global digital strategy. He will be responsible for expanding the company into Australia and Asia Pacific. Prior to WorkJam, Myers worked as chief operations officer for Target Corp. (No. 17) in Australia for more than four years.

  • Content delivery and cloud services company Akamai Technologies plans to acquire customer profile and identity management software provider Janrain for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will allow Akamai to offer more options to its customers, such as securing and storing sensitive user information, managing privacy controls and defending against identity fraud. “It is challenging to conduct business online without an inherent and expected level of digital trust,” said Rick McConnell, president of Akamai Technologies and general manager of Akamai’s web division. “Janrain’s Identity Cloud, working together with Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform, will provide an added layer of security to allow our customers to know more about their end users and potentially drive additional revenues from that deepened relationship.”