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Monsoon Commerce Appoints New CEO and VP of Engineering to Accelerate Growth and Product Advancements

- Seasoned eCommerce and software executives bolster already-strong management team

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsoon Commerce, Inc., the leading provider of eCommerce solutions for small and mid-sized merchants, announced today the appointment of two new executives. Experienced software and eCommerce executive Tommaso Trionfi was named CEO of Monsoon Commerce. In addition, Rob Teichman—a former colleague of Mr. Trionfi's—was appointed vice president of engineering. Prior CEO Jim Cruckshank was named chairman of the board of directors.

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These leadership changes follow the recent announcement of the Compass IM Warehouse Management System acquisition. Collectively, these actions are designed to build on the success of Monsoon Commerce as an award-winning technology provider whose accolades include being named the top-ranked order management system provider to the Internet Retailer 1000 for the past two years. The addition of top talent to the existing Monsoon Commerce executive team will accelerate the development and execution of key growth initiatives.

New CEO Tommaso Trionfi brings more than 23 years of experience growing successful global software and engineering businesses. Mr. Trionfi's previous leadership positions include CEO of Merchantry, an eCommerce marketplace platform provider, and CEO of Wimba, a leader in collaborative learning software applications.  He has significant experience building and aligning effective teams across organizations and developing strategic initiatives that build on market demand. As CEO, Mr. Trionfi will lead Monsoon Commerce across all divisions and product lines, including the Monsoon Pro, Monsoon Stone Edge, and Monsoon WMS software lines, as well as the Alibris online marketplace.

Rob Teichman is a seasoned technology executive accomplished in full life cycle product and business development. Most recently, he was the vice president of product development for Merchantry. He has also served as the senior director of marketplaces and business integration for eBay Enterprise (formerly GSI Commerce). Mr. Teichman's breadth of experience extends to information technology, systems integration, eCommerce, management, and application development. In this role, he will drive innovation across all product development efforts for Monsoon Commerce.

"Monsoon Commerce is known for offering industry-leading, mature solutions," said Mr. Trionfi. "That foundation, combined with an underserved mid-market and an eCommerce industry in full development put Monsoon Commerce in an excellent position for growth. I am thrilled to join this team of talented, committed individuals, and look forward to building on the company vision to deliver best-in-class solutions to online merchants."  

"Tommaso's extensive market knowledge and experience make him uniquely qualified to lead Monsoon Commerce," said William Pade, Partner with Oak Hill Capital Partners. "We are grateful for Jim Cruckshank's contributions to Monsoon Commerce as CEO and look forward to his continued service as chairman."

About Monsoon Commerce
Monsoon Commerce is an eCommerce software company powering the success of thousands of Internet merchants by driving billions of dollars of customer orders each year. Our award-winning solutions help merchants effortlessly manage inventory, orders, and fulfillment, as well as sell more products to more customers, more often through online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten.com Shopping. Whether your goal is growth, increased profits, or a simpler, more efficient approach to multi-channel retail, Monsoon Commerce can help. Monsoon Commerce also owns and operates Alibris.com, the premier online marketplace connecting millions of consumers to tens of thousands of independent sellers of books, music, and movies.

About Oak Hill Capital Partners
Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm with more than $8 billion of initial capital commitments from leading entrepreneurs, endowments, foundations, corporations, pension funds and global financial institutions. Over a period of more than 25 years, the professionals at Oak Hill Capital and its predecessors have invested in more than 70 significant private equity transactions across broad segments of the U.S. and global economies. Oak Hill Capital applies an industry-focused, theme-based approach and engages experienced operating consultants to work directly with management teams to implement strategic and operational initiatives. 

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