Saturday, 12 December 2015 16:57

RainCheck appoints Gaurav Patni as Global Vice President, Strategy and Business Development


Gaurav Patni is Raincheck’s new Vice President - Global Strategy and Business Development based in Sydney.

The company  is the world’s leading Online-to-Offline (O2O) Commerce platform that notifies shoppers of items they like online when they enter stores using Beacons and proximity technology. Its vision of is to provide the best possible omni-channel shopping experience for everyone. During 2015, the company was the only Australian company inducted to the global Unilever Foundry50, a list of companies that are deemed to be innovative, truly disruptive and clearly differentiated from other companies.

Omni-channel solutions provide the seamless shopping experience that technology savvy customers expect. RainCheck is the first mobile-only platform that notifies shoppers of items they like online when they enter stores.

It is based in Sydney and Patni will be responsible for developing opportunities with retail go-to-market partners and seeking opportunity prospects with emerging technologies. He will also ensure that the company’s product roadmap is aligned to the needs of RainCheck customers.

Cameron Wall, CEO and Co-Founder, RainCheck said, “We are delighted to have Gaurav as part of the team. He has long been recognised for his retail, consumer and digital innovation thought leadership and his considerable skills and expertise will now play an integral role in driving RainCheck’s global business development strategy at a very exciting time in the industry.”

He has over 18 years’ experience in retail and eCommerce industries during which time he has developed technology-focused innovation programs for global household retail name brand organisations.

He was previously Global Executive Advisor – Retail, Consumers Goods and Digital Innovation at Oracle where he was responsible for delivering strategic digital transformation programs for retailers across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, he worked at David Jones as Technology Integration Leader with responsibility for helping drive digital innovation and competitive advantage through the integration of new technologies.

He has also held IT leadership roles at Nordstrom and JC Penney USA and Tata Consultancy Services, India.

Patni also worked at Accenture USA as Program Manager and Business Architect – Retail, Consumer Goods and Digital Innovation where he was responsible for program leadership and management of strategic initiatives in retail/eCommerce business transformation, process design and system integration.

He is also an Executive Advisor for the National Online Retailers Association (NORA) contributing to its strategy and growth. He is also a member of the advisory board for Tailors Mark, The Mode Collective and Scrunch.

"As a retail industry consultant and practitioner, I have long felt the need for a solution that seamlessly unifies online and offline shopping channels for customers. RainCheck serves that need with an elegant easy-to-implement solution. I joined the RainCheck team because I have immense trust in both the product and the highly experienced executive team,” said Patni.

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