enVista Hires IBM Sterling Commerce’s OMS Commercial Leader


In Major Industry Shake Up, Key Leaders from IBM AI Applications Practice, Kevin Reese and David Ricketts, Join enVista for Opportunity to Lead the Omnichannel Industry from the Forefront and Provide Clients the Most Innovative, Modern Global OMS, POS and Supply Chain Solutions Available in the Market Today

enVista, a global software, consulting, managed services and automation firm optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce, today announces that it has hired Kevin Reese as EVP of Commercial Commerce and David Ricketts as Vice President of Sales for Enspire Commerce OMS and omnichannel solutions. Reese and Ricketts join enVista from IBM and bring more than 40 years of combined OMS experience.

In a notable industry coup, Reese and Ricketts are making the strategic move to join enVista in response to mounting market demand for enVista’s next generation OMS, omnichannel and supply chain solutions. Reese and Ricketts will have the opportunity to provide clients with robust and mature next gen, cloud-native omnichannel solutions delivered on a common data model and to further accelerate momentum for enVista’s market-leading OMS.

During Reese’s five-plus years at IBM, he served in multiple roles, most recently as Distribution Market Leader, AI Applications where he led commercial integration for IBM’s Sterling OMS and B2B Supply Chain Management solutions for Distribution. Ricketts is one of the most respected and successful OMS sales leaders in the industry, having led OMS sales results for the last six years at IBM and dominating commerce and OMS sales in the market over the last 15 years.

enVista CEO, Jim Barnes, said, “I am extremely pleased to have Kevin Reese and David Ricketts join our organization. In the world of global omnichannel and supply chain solutions, they are incredibly well-known and respected. Kevin and David bring deep domain expertise and a profound understanding of how to help clients leverage the right strategies and technology to rapidly overcome omnichannel complexity. They are talented individuals in and of their own right, but the fact that they are joining together as a powerhouse of talent for our Enspire Commerce Practice is a testament to the strength of enVista’s solutions, our vision and leadership in the market, and our continued momentum.”

Reese said, “I am excited to join enVista and to help more companies strategically drive their business initiatives. Having seen enVista’s omnichannel solutions firsthand, I am extremely impressed with the flexibility, extensibility, scalability and comprehensive capabilities they provide. enVista’s unified commerce solutions and the results they deliver are the industry’s best-kept secret.”

Ricketts added, “enVista’s Enspire Commerce solution is a modern, enterprise platform powering commerce and delivering new levels of agility and profitability for brands like GNC, Spencer’s/Spirit Halloween, Serta, Titan Brands, and more. I can attest it is indeed the ‘best-kept secret’ in the Commerce Industry and is poised to change the face of commerce. I look forward to helping more companies accelerate and maximize their omnichannel and supply chain results with enVista.”

All of enVista’s omnichannel solutions have been strategically built from the ground up as microservices-based, API-first, cloud-native and headless (MACH) architecture and are delivered on an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) to rapidly integrate and scale. enVista’s Unified Commerce Platform includes order orchestration, enterprise inventory availability, store fulfillment, customer care, point of sale/mobile point of sale (POS/mPOS), dropship, marketplaces, subscriptions, PIM, mobile fulfillment, shipment experience management and AI/ML.

Named one of “The Seven Providers That Matter Most” in The Forrester Wave™: Order Management Systems, Q2 2021, enVista’s OMS received the highest scores in the order orchestration, reporting and analytics, and delivery model (tied) criteria.

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