Supply chain and property consultancy, TM Insight, has announced the launch of a new e-commerce and digital team that will be led by former executives from Global Fashion Group, Zalora and adidas.
This new venture at TM Insight comes off the back of rapid global acceleration in e-commerce and client demand for digital expertise. The three executives, Nicole Scherholz Cipolla, Jan Becker and Mitch Bittermann, have extensive experience in the global e-commerce market.
Nicole Scherholz Cipolla was most recently Group Senior Strategy Director at Global Fashion Group, the parent company of The Iconic, and Chief Commercial Officer at Zalora Philippines, Asia’s leading online fashion retailer. She is a recognised leader in successfully managing rapid growth and turning online businesses profitable, particularly in the consumer and retail sector, having previously headed up key growth categories at major European e-commerce platform Zalando.
Jan Becker is the former Director of Brand Marketing and Consumer Strategy at Zalora and Vice President of Marketing at Central Group Online, part of Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate. He is known for his expertise in brand management and digital marketing, having led the brand strategy department at Zalando.
Mitch Bittermann, most recently Director of Ecommerce Southeast Asia at adidas, is a recognised leader of e-commerce and logistics strategies. He set up the front and backend strategy for adidas’ brand.com and marketplaces ventures across the region, which enabled adidas to significantly scale their online business. Prior to adidas, he was the Group Chief Commercial Officer at aCommerce, the leading e-commerce service provider in Southeast Asia, bringing brands and retailers online.
Nicole Scherholz Cipolla and Jan Becker will join TM Insight as Executive Directors of Ecommerce, based in Australia, and Mitch Bittermann will join as Executive Vice President of Ecommerce for TM Insight Asia, based in Singapore. Together they will lead TM Insight’s e-commerce and digital offering across the Asia-Pacific region, working with TM Insight’s broader supply chain and property consulting business to provide businesses a true end-to-end service offering in their retail and supply chain transformations.
“Our clients have experienced incredible acceleration in e-commerce growth, with global online retail expected to reach up to US $10 trillion by 20231. With this growth, e-commerce is now a crucial component in a retailer’s business strategy that defines their supply chain and property solutions,” Travis Erridge, CEO of TM Insight said.