Episerver appoints new UK Head to spearhead local growth

Reema Gainley steps up to build on 35% annual growth in Episerver’s UK customer base

London, 15th February 2012: Episerver, the world’s fastest growing provider of platforms that drive online engagement and business results, today announced the appointment of Reema Gainley as the new Country Manager for UK and Ireland. Having rapidly expanded its portfolio to include a suite of tools that enable businesses to personalize, socialize and mobilize their content, Episerver has seen its UK customer base grow by over 35 per cent in the last twelve months. Gainley’s appointment will ensure continuation of the company’s recent success in the region through further product innovation and strategic partnerships.

Gainley joined Episerver in 2008 and has over ten years experience in the software industry. Her appointment will enable Episerver to further strengthen its brand position in the UK and Ireland, and she will play a key role in driving the growth of sales and operations. Developing existing strategic partnerships and forging new relationships with key British and Irish digital agencies will also form a significant part of her remit. Among the existing market leading partners in the UK are CDS, eibDigital, Fortune Cookie, LBi, Netcel, Syzygy, twentysix and Ultimedia.

Speaking about her appointment, Gainley commented, “It’s a very exciting time to be stepping into this role as Episerver continues to go from strength to strength. By addressing real market needs and delivering maximum value to our customers, Episerver has established itself at the forefront of helping businesses to drive results online. Our offering has rapidly expanded to encompass a full suite of tools that enable businesses to mobilise, personalise and socialise their online content, so we’re in a great position to address the growing market need for multi-touch management of online presence.”

Gainley continued, “We have some fantastic relationships with partners in this region that have enabled us to capitalise on the rapid development and demand for online resources, particularly ecommerce, and my focus will be on driving new business sales through existing and new partners.. We have won some fantastic customers such as Virgin Media, British Gas, P&O Cruises, Mazda, Le Creuset, Hallmark, Silverstone, Co-op Travel, and I’m looking forward to building on this success throughout 2012 and beyond.”

"The UK is a key part of our global expansion plans and Gainley will play a pivotal role in building on our recent success in this region." said Martin Henricson, CEO, Episerver. “Our commitment is to provide Episerver partners and customers with tools that help them succeed in the online and digital world, and we are constantly evolving our products to reflect real business needs. This focus is what sets us apart from our competitors.”

Episerver’s former Country Manager for UK and Ireland, Neal Perry, is moving into a new role managing Special Projects for Episerver, with responsibilities including growing Episerver’s presence in UAE and Spain.


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About Episerver:

Episerver is the leading supplier of solutions that enable true on-line engagement and drive business results for end customers. 4,000 customers worldwide use Episerver's technology platform that combines content, community, commerce, and communications with a configurable metrics dashboard. Episerver CMS is the foundation for more than 20,000 websites and is used by more than 130,000 web editors daily. The Episerver platform is delivered through an extensive network of over 500 partner companies in 30 countries.

Episerver combines the stability and support of a commercial product with Episerver World, a thriving developer community of more than 14,000 developers. Episerver is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with an AAA-ranking by Dun & Bradstreet since 2000. The company was founded in 1994 and has offices in the United States, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom. Episerver is controlled by the IK2007 Fund. IK Investment Partners is a European private equity firm with Nordic roots, managing €5.7 billion in fund commitments.

Reema Gainley

Reema Gainley, Country Manager UK and Ireland, Episerver