Brightpearl Appoints Derek O'Carroll as New CEO
Multichannel ecommerce management solution Brightpearl has appointed a new CEO - Derek O'Carroll, formerly an SVP of sales and marketing at IT security company Symantec.
Brightpearl Chairman Charles Grimsdale said, "To manage Brightpearl's global expansion, the Board recruited an executive with a proven record of transforming businesses and formulating strategic operations and plans designed to capitalize on regional opportunities. Derek is a seasoned technology professional who will quickly apply his experiences and expertise to drive Brightpearl's customer-first strategy and future product initiatives, as well as refining our go-to-market strategies to maintain our market leading position."
Before joining Brightpearl, O'Carroll led a successful career of more than 10 years with Symantec, where he held numerous leadership positions with the company's enterprise, small business, and consumer divisions. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of global field sales and marketing and Vice President, for Symantec's Norton business, responsible for $1.7bn of revenue globally.
"Today, customers have been trained by Amazon and others to expect very high levels of customer experience. High-growth independent retailers can compete by reaching the same levels of efficiency used by the bigger players. Brightpearl automates the administration processes across sales, distribution, and accounting so our customers can compete efficiently and focus their valuable time on business growth activities," said O'Carroll.