Brightpearl Opens Second US Office
AUSTIN, Texas and BRISTOL, UK, April 11, 2017
Brightpearl, the leading retail management system for high-growth omnichannel retailers, today announced the company has added experienced retail and technology experts to its leadership team. These professionals bring a wide range of product development, go-to-market, and business development expertise that will support Brightpearl’s continued rapid growth. The company also opened its second US office in Austin, Texas, which becomes the company’s new US headquarters.
The new headquarters occupies approximately 20,000 square feet of space on the 16th floor of Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street – coined Austin’s “Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs.” Located in the heart of Austin’s downtown Innovation Zone, this vibrant area has connected the City’s entrepreneurs with investors, talent, and customers since 2009. Key staff in the Austin office includes Justin Press, Vice President of Customer Success and Brightpearl USA, and Kenny Johnson, Product Marketing Manager.
“This is an exciting time for retailers, as technology evolves to allow retailers of all sizes to leverage multiple sales channels while efficiently managing their day-to-day retail and wholesale operations much like their larger, often more established competitors,” said Derek O’Carroll, CEO of Brightpearl. “Austin is a great place to live and is a thriving city for innovative technology companies. We have several key technology partners located in Austin like BigCommerce and ShipStation. The move to Austin gives us the opportunity to work even more closely together with these partners to help retailers remove dependency on outdated, legacy IT workflows, and disparate solutions. Our customers are realizing enormous gains in efficiency and strong profit margins resulting from the automation and streamlining of processes, and creation of centralized systems.”
According to The National Retail Federation’s economic forecast for 2017, retail industry sales are projected to grow between 3.7 and 4.2 percent year-over-year. Included in the overall number are online and other non-store sales, which alone will see an increase of between 8 and 12 percent. Brightpearl typically sees its customers spending at least one percent of their total revenue on technology, including inventory management and accounting solutions.
Brightpearl is a powerful-yet-simple retail management system that helps mid-sized retailers and wholesalers expand and compete with larger rivals by streamlining sales and supply chain functions across multiple online and offline channels. Brightpearl’s cloud-based software and services enable omnichannel merchants to manage the heart of their business by combining purchasing, inventory management, CRM, order processing, accounting, fulfillment, and reporting into a single reliable system. Founded in 2008 with offices in the U.S. and UK, Brightpearl is used by more than 1,200 merchants around the world.