~ Recruitment drive reflects global expansion programme ~

Fredhopper, the leading provider of e-commerce search and merchandising solutions, today announced the appointment of Frank Lombos as Vice President Sales & Alliances EMEA.

In recent years Fredhopper has emerged as the preferred search and merchandising solution for online business in Europe. Its products are employed behind the scenes at many of the largest online sellers, including B&Q, OTTO, Philips Electronics, Quelle, Reed Business, ScrewFix, Thomas Cook, Waitrose and Woolworths.

As companies worldwide are embracing On-site Search and Merchandising solutions to improve online business performance, Fredhopper has started an aggressive global expansion programme to meet the increasing demand for its products.

Lombos joins Fredhopper after three years at Coremetrics, where he served as Vice President Sales EMEA. In that role, he founded the European businesses and built it from scratch into a very successful business that is trusted by many of the largest online brands in Europe.

“Frank has just about the most relevant industry experience for Fredhopper, especially since we need to scale our operations and scale them globally,” said Fredhopper CEO Joris Beckers. “And we also share the same passion for online business.”

"European companies need to take control of the online channel to increase profitability and e-business success," said Lombos. "Fredhopper combines the best technology, partners and client services to help our clients rise above the rest. I'm looking forward to working with the Fredhopper team to accelerate the adoption of ‘Searchandising’ in Europe and help our clients successfully meet their online objectives of increasing revenues, optimizing marketing and enhancing site design for better customer experience."

About Fredhopper
Fredhopper specialises in onsite search & merchandising software for e-commerce and is behind the scenes of many of the largest online sellers such as B&Q, Conrad, OTTO, Philips Electronics, Quelle, ScrewFix, Thomas Cook, Waitrose and Woolworths. Fredhopper software helps e-commerce sites increase revenue by providing customers with a superior shopping experience and empowers marketers to execute merchandising strategies to optimise online business performance. The company is a winner of the Deloitte & Touche Rising Star Award.


Published on: 12:00AM on 10th April 2008