MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Coast to Coast Accents has named Jesse Akre Chief Digital Officer to lead the company’s omnichannel, e-commerce and digital vision and strategy. Akre will report directly to Andy Stein, CEO, in what is a new position for the company.
In this role, Akre will lead the development of a new omnichannel strategy including the ongoing modernization of Coast to Coast’s information systems to support business and retail operations. The creation of this new role is part of the company’s efforts to, among other things, overhaul its operating model and provide a better foundation for the omnichannel future.
“As fast as things are changing in the industry, Jesse’s deep knowledge of omnichannel and how all the tech and data dots need to connect is exactly what Coast to Coast needs.” said Stein. “Jesse’s unique background spans ecommerce, retail, supplier, and retail tech and makes him an instrumental addition to our team.
“Coast to Coast’s strong team, tremendous product offerings, together with its appetite for innovation are key assets for any digital transformation journey and are many of the reasons I joined the Coast to Coast journey,” said Akre.
Akre has more than twenty years of experience leading omnichannel and data initiatives within the home furnishings industry. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at RetailSystem.com, a leading Epos provider to home furnishings retailers, where he led all aspects of the global RetailSystem brand portfolio. Prior to RetailSystem.com, he held leadership roles with industry leaders Amber Engine, MicroD, Channel Redefined and Edenvale Shoppes.