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Bigcommerce Nabs Big Name From Google

E-commerce platform Bigcommerce is set to get a big bump from some Google talent. The firm announced Tuesday (Feb. 10) that it is welcoming Tim Schulz as its new chief product officer.

Schulz will join Bigcommerce from Google, where he has several high-profile projects under his belt. In leading Google’s business development and partnerships, Schulz played key roles in the rollout of Google Wallet, Google Express and International Product Licensing Ads.

Those talents are a major asset to Bigcommerce as the company looks to continue its successes of 2014. According to the firm, Bigcommerce has grown by more than 60 percent and expects to hire an additional 100 employees in the first half of 2015. Late last year, the company announced a $50 million Series D investment round, with Alibaba investor Softbank Capital leading the funding.

With more than 60,000 clients already – and having processed more than $4 billion in merchant sales – Bigcommerce is looking toward a bright future, and bringing top talent along for the ride. “We’re building a stellar team to help us on our mission of democratizing e-commerce for every business in the world,” Bigcommerce co-founder and CEO Eddie Machaalani said. “Strong company performance begins with strong leadership. This executive team will lead our solid execution of a 2015 product roadmap that includes more functionality and enterprise-grate features for growing e-commerce brands.”

Schulz isn’t the only all-star hire for Bigcommerce; the company also announced the appointment of Ron Pragides to senior vice president of engineering, as well as Melanie Kalemba to senior vice president of sales and strategic business development.

Together, Bigcommerce says, the team will work to increase flexibility in its services with retail clients in more than 100 nations.

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