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21 Oct

REPL Group Appoints EVP Americas as US Growth Builds Pace

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Retail IT consultancy and technology firm, REPL Group, has appointed Jon Hughes to the role of executive vice president (EVP) Americas as it continues to expand internationally following an increase in turnover to £26.9 million during the last financial year.

As EVP Americas, Jon will head up all operations including sales and delivery across the continent and will be responsible for devising the go-to-market strategy for the region. Throughout his career, Jon has successfully delivered disruptive change simultaneously across people, processes and technology for organisations focused on delivering significant business outcomes.

Prior to joining REPL, Jon held the position of COO at a digital transformation business and has experience as a practice head in a number of global management consulting firms including a digital business transformation start-up funded by private equity. He has been personally delivered over $2 billion of tangible performance improvement during his career to date.

“I’m excited to be joining REPL to support the growing US business and client portfolio – particularly as the global retail market is undergoing significant transformation through digital disruption,” commented Jon Hughes, EVP Americas, REPL Group. “The landscape is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace and gaining new capabilities is integral to the success of the retail industry. REPL is well-positioned to assist clients transitioning to a digital retail environment.”

Over the past two decades, Jon has developed and refined the transformation sales, design and delivery approaches for a number of global consulting organisations. His Crucible™ large scale program mobilisation approach has been used for initiating multiple mission-critical programs in the USA and Europe.

Mike Callender, executive chairman, REPL Group added: “Jon is an excellent addition to the REPL team and will be invaluable to our continued growth in the US. Jon has consistently delivered disruptive change throughout his career and this is something that resonates with the REPL mission to shake up the retail sector.”

Holding a combined Honours Degree in Computing and Physics from Aston University; an MBA specialising in Strategy from Aston Business School, Jon is now researching his Doctorate in Digital Business Transformation Mobilisation at Warwick Business School.

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About REPL Group

REPL Group is a world-leading consultancy and technology group specialising in workforce management, supply chain, customer experience and enterprise systems. Since its beginnings in 2007, the UK-headquartered firm, formed by a specialist team with highly-successful retail careers, has enjoyed year-on-year growth and global expansion into new markets and has since been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Awards for International Trade as a result. Part of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 companies to Inspire Britain 2019 report, REPL Group draws on its experience and expertise to deliver visionary professional services and unique solutions that transform business operations, with its products also listed on the Digital Marketplace.

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