As the company evolves into a multi-product portfolio organization, commercetools taps veteran product management leader, Michael Sharp, to lead product strategy.
MUNICH (Germany), May 16, 2022 - commercetools, the leader in digital commerce and inventor of headless commerce, today announced it has appointed Michael Sharp as the company’s new Chief Product Officer (CPO).
Over the last year, commercetools evolved into a multi-product company with the acquisition of the composable frontend platform Frontastic (now commercetools Frontend) in 2021 and the introduction of commercetools for Growth in early 2022. With over 15 years of experience building, scaling, and leading product management for best-in-class Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology portfolios, Sharp will be focused on building out commercetools’ portfolio of products to further grow and scale the company’s world-class team and offerings.
The growth of commercetools in the last year has been astounding, and as we continue to scale and add new products to our portfolio, I’m thrilled that Michael decided to join our team to lead product strategy and development. With extensive expertise in product management for world-class technology portfolios and solutions, Michael will be integral in helping us build and develop our products and strengthen our product strategy.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, commercetools
With years of experience working with some of the world’s leading technologies, in 2006, Sharp co-founded Jive Communications, a leading provider of cloud-based phone systems, and served as the Chief Operating Officer and later Chief Product Officer for the organization. In 2018, Jive Communications was acquired by LogMeIn, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions. Following this acquisition, Sharp transitioned into a new role as the Vice President of Product for LogMeIn’s Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) portfolio of products and later became the portfolio’s Chief Product Officer. In this role, he led international product management, oversaw a team of over 60 people, launched numerous new products, and integrated and consolidated standalone offerings into a single unified application, all while driving significant market growth. Sharp also serves on the board of directors for The Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship at his alma mater Brigham Young University.
I’m thrilled to be joining commercetools at such an exciting time. I’m incredibly impressed by what commercetools is building and by the entire team. The opportunities for commercetools’ products are limitless and I’m excited to be joining the team to help the company continue to grow and progress on its mission to help businesses provide modern, innovative commerce experiences to their customers.
Chief Product Officer, commercetools
This appointment comes on the heels of the hypergrowth the company saw over the last year—reaching unicorn status, increasing its employee headcount by 53% year-over-year, adding new clients including Lululemon, L.L. Bean, Sephora, and DirecTV, and adding the company’s first-ever Chief Marketing Officer Jen Jones.