New Chief Product Officer at Extenda Retail

Published June 24 2020

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Thomas Staven joins Extenda Retail as Chief Product Officer 


Thomas joins Extenda Retail from UNIT4, a leading provider of enterprise application software focused on delivering visibility and control to a variety of industries, where he served as Global Head of ERP Product Management. 
During his 11 year tenure, Unit4 transformed into one of the market’s leading service-centric cloud ERP vendors with operations around the globe supported by 4,000 employees and an extensive ecosystem of value-adding partners.

“We are delighted to have Thomas join Extenda Retail at this exciting time of change and growth in the company. Thomas’ experience of building world-class products and teams with an emphasis on “customer-first” will help elevate our solutions to the next level of value. The retail industry continues to experience unprecedented levels of change, and with Thomas’s leadership, we can rapidly deliver our new generation evergreen, cloud-based “HiiRetail” platform. This platform helps our customers drastically reduce the time-to-market for innovation, improve the shopper experience, and deliver the frictionless omni-channel journey that consumers are striving for”, said Leendert H Venema, CEO Extenda Retail. 

Thomas said, “recent global events have impacted retail in ways which are far beyond anything that could have been realistically anticipated. I can understand why, now more than ever, retailers need to have the right insight and capabilities to allow them to navigate what has quickly become the “new normal”. Brands have to understand how to better engage with customers, retailers have to think even more creatively about life post COVID-19, and consumer behaviour may have changed forever. I am excited to be joining Extenda Retail at a time when having the right capabilities like HiiRetail will be more impactful than ever before, and am delighted to be part of a company that is focused on creating new ways of delivering value to the market faster.”

Thomas joins Extenda Retail on 1st August and will be based in the office in Skøyen, Norway.

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