NY-based ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology and business management solution for more than 20,000 small businesses, has ankled Michael DeSimone as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer.
The former Borderfree CEO will oversee the company’s day to day operations and strategic planning as ShopKeep continues to scale its business.
DeSimone’s appointment comes on the heels of two other additions to ShopKeep’s executive team — John Baule as CFO and Andrew Gorrin as CMO — and signals the company’s continued growth and momentum as it heads towards a future IPO.
DeSimone has more than 25 years of experience working within the financial services and technology industry. As CEO and President of Borderfree, he was responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company and successfully led their transformation from an online currency conversion service, to a provider of global ecommerce solutions for major retailers, including Williams Sonoma and J Crew. Under DeSimone’s leadership Borderfree grew dramatically. The company went public in March 2014 and was sold to Pitney Bowes in June of this year. Prior to working at Borderfree, DeSimone held senior roles in sales, operations and product development at E4X, Travelex, Citibank and Thomas Cook Financial Services.
DeSimone was listed on SmartCEO’s Future 50 list in April 2015, and has been previously named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
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