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hybris Announces Appointment of Brian Walker to Global Management Team


hybris, the top-rated provider of omni-channel commerce software, today announced the appointment of Brian Walker to Senior Vice President of Strategy. A leading industry figure and analyst, Walker will be an asset to hybris' business planning and development to further emphasize its position as the global multi-channel commerce market leader.

“We are at a key point in the evolution of commerce as customers engage across many digital touch-points seeking a consistent, contextual, and highly relevant experience,” Walker said. “hybris is uniquely qualified to help companies across many verticals and business models take advantage of that change. I'm looking forward to being involved in key areas such as marketing, customer development and hybris' product and growth strategies.”

In his former role at Forrester Research Inc., Walker led commerce technology research, and was able to see first-hand the pace of innovation and progress from the hybris team.

“Having known Brian for some years, we have always viewed him as someone who always understood our vision and the commitment behind our success,” said Carsten Thoma, President and COO of hybris. “To now have him on our management team is a great asset for us and will be a real strength behind our continued success as we expand our global footprint and market share.”

As Senior Vice President of Strategy, Walker will be a key evangelist for how hybris clients and partners can best position themselves to take advantage of the rapid changes in enterprise technology capability coming from hybris.

“We are very pleased that Brian is joining our team so that we can benefit even more from his counsel and expertise that has been invaluable to us in his role as an industry analyst,” said Ariel Luedi, CEO of hybris. “The fact that Brian decided to join hybris, given his position of influence and leadership, is a huge validation of our success and strategy.”

About hybris

hybris helps businesses on every continent sell more goods, services and digital content through every touch point, channel and device. hybris delivers "OmniCommerce™": state-of-the-art master data management and unified commerce processes that give a business a single view of its customers, products and orders, and its customers a single view of the business. hybris' omni-channel software is built on a single platform, based on open standards, that is agile to support limitless innovation, efficient to drive the best TCO, and scalable and extensible to be the last commerce platform companies will ever need. Both principal industry analyst firms rank hybris as a “leader” and list its commerce platform among the top two or three in the market. The same software is available on-premise, on-demand and managed hosted, giving merchants of all sizes maximum flexibility. Over 400 companies have chosen hybris, including global B2B brands Nespresso, P&G, Pirelli, Rexel and Thomson-Reuters, as well as consumer brands Galeries Lafayette, Levi's, Lufthansa, Migros, Nespresso, Nikon and Toys'r'Us . hybris has operations in 15 countries around the globe. hybris is the future of commerce™. For more information, visit

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