VTEX announces Fernanda Weiden as CTO and reinforces commitment to platform scalability
A professional with more than 20 years in the market becomes the leader of the Technology area, leading the Engineering, Product, and Design teams. January 20, 2022
RIO DE JANEIRO, January 20, 2022 – VTEX (NYSE: VTEX), the enterprise digital commerce platform for premier brands and retailers, the leader in accelerating the commerce transformation in Latin America and now expanding globally, announces the hiring of Fernanda Weiden as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The executive, with more than 20 years of experience in the development of global scalable solutions, focusing on Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), assumes the leadership of the Technology area, which now integrates Engineering, Product, and Design.
“I am very confident and happy to take this step. I believe that Fernanda is the right person, in the right place, and at the right time to assume this position. She has an exceptional career that has followed an unscripted path because she believes in her constant learning journey, which is essential to achieve the future beyond predictable we seek at VTEX,” states Geraldo Thomaz, founder and co-CEO of VTEX.
As CTO, Fernanda will unify the Engineering, Product, and Design departments and prioritize platform reliability and solution scalability. The goal of the restructuring is to increase the focus on the end user, the back-office structure, and the external ecosystem, such as the implementation partners who develop customers’ online stores.
“I have been following VTEX since September 2020, when I started supporting the company as an advisor. During this period, I got to know a Latin American company globally revolutionizing the digital commerce market, and I accepted the challenge, delighted with all the growth possibilities ahead. We have the talent, potential, and dedication to deliver products and lead new solutions. My main role from day one is to stimulate the talents we already have and attract new ones, to build an extraordinary future for the digital commerce ecosystem,” says Fernanda Weiden, new CTO at VTEX.
Brazilian, born in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, and expecting her second child, the executive currently lives in Winchester, UK. Her leadership trajectory has been guided by values aligned with those of VTEX, which always encourages authenticity and efficiency among its employees. Fernanda has held executive positions at other big techs, with stints at Facebook and Google in the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) area, where she was responsible for scalability, reliability, performance, and app monetization.
Founded by Geraldo Thomaz and Mariano Gomide de Faria, both co-CEOs, VTEX has been named a leader by International Data Corporation (IDC) in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide B2C Digital Commerce Platforms 2021 Vendor Assessment. In July 2021, the company held its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, another step in revolutionizing the digital commerce market by offering a complete solution for businesses, with native ecommerce, order management system (OMS), and marketplace capabilities.
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VTEX (NYSE: VTEX) provides a SaaS digital commerce platform for enterprise brands and retailers. Our platform enables our customers to execute their commerce strategy, including building online stores, integrating, and managing orders across channels, and creating marketplaces to sell products from third-party vendors. Founded in Brazil, we have been a leader in accelerating the digital commerce transformation in Latin America and are expanding globally. Our platform is engineered to enterprise-level standards and features. We are trusted by more than 2,000 customers with over 2,500 active online stores across 32 countries, who rely on VTEX to connect with their consumers in a meaningful way*. *Figures as of FY ended on Dec. 31st, 2020