PrestaShop Appoints Corinne Lejbowicz as the Company’s New CEO
Former CEO of LeGuide.com to oversee the company's continued growth and international strategy
Paris - 22 June 2015 - PrestaShop, an industry leader in open source solutions for ecommerce, announces today the appointment of Corinne Lejbowicz as the company’s new CEO. Ms. Lejbowicz, a veteran in the internet and ecommerce space, is tasked with strengthening PrestaShop's leadership position within the market, escalating growth and expanding international development.
In 1989, Ms. Lejbowicz began her career in the digital sector and has held notable positions including Director of New Projects and Innovation at AOL and Vivendi. As CEO of the shopping engine LeGuide.com, Ms. Lejbowicz actively contributed to the company’s growth, which surged from 3.9 million Euros in annual sales in 2005 to 44 million Euros in 2012. She also led LeGuide.com through its IPO in 2006 and the acquisition of two companies in Europe. A graduate of ESCP Europe and IEP Paris, Ms. Lejbowicz also has an active role in promoting entrepreneurship, most notably through Moovjee, an association that guides young entrepreneurs in the beginning of their careers.
"This year PrestaShop will cross the one-million member threshold and our growth goals are more ambitious than ever. We are excited that Corinne has joined and are confident that she will take PrestaShop to the highest level,” said PrestaShop’s founder, Bruno Leveque. “Her strategic expertise and thorough knowledge of ecommerce will be key assets for PrestaShop to expand its growth and cement its positioning in the four corners of the earth.”
"In only a few years, PrestaShop has established itself as one of the world's most popular ecommerce solutions," said Ms. Lejbowicz. "More than 80,000 shops have been created on PrestaShop Cloud since January and its new $1 million Developer Integration Fund encourages the development of local modules. Those initiatives, along with 850,000 community members around the globe, puts PrestaShop in a unique position for escalated growth in the constantly and quickly changing world of ecommerce. I am eager to put my experience to work for this community to further accelerate its momentum and potential.”
The appointment of Ms. Lejbowicz comes at a time of unprecedented growth for PrestaShop, which now has more than 250,000 online shops and an open source community of over 850,000 active members. In early 2015, the company launched PrestaShop Cloud, a cloud platform that enables e-merchants around the world to create a free online store with just a few clicks, and recently announced a $1 million Developer Integration Fund to encourage the creation of local modules. Companies such as Parrot, Armor-Lux, Eric Bompard, Allo Resto and Le Slip Français utilize PrestaShop for their online shops.
PrestaShop employs 130 associates in seven offices throughout Europe and the United States and is expected to reach $15 million in total sales by the end of 2015.
PrestaShop was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide world-class ecommerce software through open source innovation. Today 250,000 ecommerce stores run on PrestaShop technology. The company provides software that enables users to have an online store at the lowest cost possible. The PrestaShop open source community includes 850,000 merchants, developers and web agencies from around the world. PrestaShop is the proud 2014 winner of two CMS Critic Awards for Best eCommerce Solution for SMBs, and Best eCommerce Solution for the Enterprise. The company has offices in the US and France, and is funded by Serena Capital, XAnge Private Equity and Seventure Partners.
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