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CEO appointed to drive product innovation and global expansion

Today Volo announced the appointment of Paul Watson as CEO.

Watson brings with him, a fifteen year track record of leading exciting technology companies and will be responsible for the execution of the company’s strategy, global expansion, product innovation and delivering a market leading customer experience.

As a seasoned entrepreneurial leader in the technology market, Watson joins from Star Technology Services where he led the company strategy, culminating in the successful acquisition of Star by Claranet in 2012. Watson’s expertise includes product development and innovation, with a real passion for creating value through customer focused strategy.

“With new research from Verdict showing that e-retail will grow by almost 50%, to be worth over £50bn by 2018 building a truly multi channel retail business is now imperative to reap the benefits. The platform allows a business to sync their complex systems across multi channel ecommerce, eBay, Amazon, and Rakuten’s Play.com, without the usual integration challenges. Evolving our product, support and service will be essential to enhance the overall customer experience. The next few years are going to be very exciting.”

The appointment comes hot on the heels of the additional £1.3m investment through Notion Capital. The funding enables capitalising on its market leading position and accelerate new product development.