Akeneo Appoints Two Additional Members to the C-suite

Akeneo has celebrated A Monumental Year of Significant Business Growth

Akeneo, the Product Experience (PX) Company and leading provider of Product Information Management (PIM) solutions, today announced two more additions to the C-suite team and that it has experienced a surge of growth and momentum in 2023.

Throughout the year, the company expanded its offerings and sharpened its operations to enhance product experiences for brands, manufacturers, retailers, and distributors on a global scale. Akeneo introduced a series of industry-shaping product updates, completed a strategic acquisition, honed its leadership team, garnered numerous accolades, and grew by over 100% in the US. The company also crossed the 850 worldwide customers threshold, led by major North American companies, including, Arc’Teryx, DSW, Nautica, Belvins, TaylorMade, and Chico’s.

Andy Tyra was appointed to the leadership team as Chief Product Officer (CPO), collaborating with the Engineering, Product, and Design teams to define Akeneo’s overall technical and product strategy and lead the company toward operating in a multi-product modality. Tyra was a founding team member on AmazonFresh and AWS Marketplace, building these businesses to materiality from the very beginning. He also led Whereby as CEO in 2023.

Additionally, Nadine Pichelot was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to support the company through its next phase by implementing infrastructure and processes that support profitable and sustainable growth. Pichelot brings 35 years of experience as a COO and CFO for global companies in the tech sector, including most recently at Anaplan.

“Our exceptional growth over the past year has allowed us to attract amazing talent to our leadership team, including our newest C-suite member, Andy Tyra, as Chief Product Officer,” said Fred de Gombert, CEO and founder of Akeneo. “Andy will be instrumental in accelerating our product roadmap and achieving our ambitious goals. Looking ahead, we will continue to focus on creating a world where every product interaction is an experience that guides consumers and professionals to the best purchase, anytime, anywhere.”

In 2023, Akeneo retained a solid competitive edge against other PIM vendors, solidifying its innovative suite of products to accelerate roadmap and overall growth.  Akeneo acquired Unifai, the market-leading artificial intelligence (AI) platform for data collection, cleansing, categorisation, and enrichment pioneered by the industry’s leading AI and machine learning (ML) experts, and leveraged this acquisition to create the first-ever AI for PX Centre of Excellence.  Additionally, Akeneo Product Cloud became available on the SAP® Store and Google Cloud Marketplace.