Akeneo was founded in 2013 with the idea that products are the most important assets in a company and that many merchants lack a tool to help them manage and leverage this crucial asset. Merchants needed a tool that was designed for marketers and flexible enough to be integrated with any third-party application.
Akeneo helps businesses to unlock growth opportunities by delivering a consistent and compelling product experience across all channels, including eCommerce, mobile, print, points of sale, and beyond. With its open platform, leading PIM*, add-ons, connectors, and marketplace, Akeneo PXM* Studio dramatically improves product data quality and accuracy, simplifies catalog management, and accelerates the sharing of product information across channels and locales.
Leading global brands, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, including Staples Canada, Fossil, Air Liquide, and Myer, trust Akeneo to scale and customize their omnichannel commerce initiatives. Using Akeneo, brands and retailers can improve customer experience, increase sales, reduce time to market, go global, and boost team productivity.
*PXM: Product eXperience Management
*PIM: Product Information Management
About the founders/CEO:
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Frédéric de Gombert is Co-Founder and CEO. Prior to founding Akeneo, Frédéric was the e-commerce director at Smile, the largest open-source system integrator in Europe. Since then, he has become a proven expert in e-business and source having helped some of the largest retailers in the world (Chantelle, The North Face, Nestlé, Decathlon, etc.) build their e-commerce strategy. When not leading the world’s most open and generally awesome PIM, Frédéric can be found exercising his passion for improv theater. And he loves David Bowie. Don’t say anything bad about David.
Nicolas Dupont is a Co-Founder and CPO (Chief Product Officer). Prior to founding Akeneo, Nicolas was the technical manager for MyStore.ch, one of the largest private sales companies in Switzerland. Nicolas has many years of experience and a deep understanding of how to handle large and complex catalogs. In addition, he has an extensive knowledge base in integrating e-commerce applications with third-party applications like ERPs. Nicolas is also the master of the subtle arts of cooking exotic meals.
Benoit Jacquemont is a Co-Founder and CTO. Prior to founding Akeneo, Benoit was the CTO for Smile, the largest open-source system integrator in Europe. He is an expert in complex web applications, having spent the last 5 years managing a team of 450+ open-source developers and launching some of the largest European websites. In his time outside the office, Benoit shares with us his passion of building and flying model airplanes in Akeneo's park.