SAP Hybris Customer Management Executive Robert Werkema joins VTEX as VP, Strategic Customers

The leading marketplace-commerce-OMS platform brings on the industry veteran during an impressive growth period August 19, 2020

The leading marketplace-commerce-OMS platform brings on the industry veteran during an impressive growth period

NEW YORK, August 19, 2020 — VTEX, a multinational tech company that provides a global, fully integrated, end-to-end commerce solution, today announced Robert Werkema as its new Vice President, Strategic Customers to help enterprise businesses rapidly achieve success in their digital commerce strategies.

As former Global Vice President of Customer Management at SAP, Werkema brings his extensive experience in digital transformation and systems development to the VTEX customer base. His substantial background in working with enterprise ecommerce customers allows him to help customers execute new business models while streamlining existing processes.

“VTEX has revolutionized the way marketplace commerce is being done,” says Werkema. “With a strong commerce platform that eliminates underlying technology issues, brands and businesses now have the opportunity to rapidly transform their digital commerce presence into a marketplace. By joining the VTEX team, I can build long-standing relationships with customers while providing them with a revolutionary commerce platform that is more agile, modular and scalable than any other commerce platform on the market today.”

Werkema was an early member of Hybris who helped grow its customer base. Following the acquisition of Hybris by SAP, he expanded the company’s success as Global Vice President of Customer Management. Before Hybris, Werkema was General Manager of Ecommerce for Endeca — a position he held until Endeca’s acquisition by Oracle. He also spent over five years at IBM leading the growth of its WebSphere Commerce business.

Werkema joins a substantial roster of experienced executives in commerce, order management and marketplaces who were brought on this year, including Amit Shah, Joseph Lee and George Chang, among others. 

“Having Robert join the VTEX North American executive team comes at an opportune time,” says Amit Shah, Chief Strategy Officer and U.S. General Manager at VTEX. “We’re excited to have him here to better support our customers and cultivate strong relationships. It was an imperative time to bring someone in considering the massive growth VTEX is undergoing, and no one fits the bill better.”

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Kiley Ribordy
Walker Sands, on behalf of VTEX
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August 19, 2020