Austin, Texas, March 2022
NearForm has appointed Bret Cunningham as Americas GM & Head of Product to drive growth and build out the company’s product teams.
In his new role, Bret will support NearForm’s continued expansion following successful growth investment from Columbia Capital in February 2021. He will focus primarily on accelerating growth for the Americas business, building out NearForm’s product and solutions expertise, and supporting M&A and other strategic growth initiatives.
Based in Austin, Texas, Bret joins NearForm after serving as SVP of Digital Strategy and Solutions and Commercial GM at Cognizant Softvision, where he led the Go-to-Market and market-facing organizations while building out the product community to lead the software product engineering client work. Bret started a company from scratch and grew that through acquisition by Softvision, and has been an operator on both the buy and sell side of corporate development within the digital services space over the past 15 years.
“It’s incredibly energizing to be joining a high-growth, ambitious company like NearForm. I look forward to working with the leadership and client-facing teams to ensure that we create lasting value for our clients, driving business outcomes and empowering them to succeed in a digital world. Enterprises across industries must build the muscle to consistently define, design, and engineer software products that they can bet the future on. I’m excited to build on NearForm’s strong history to bring that unique expertise to market,” Cunningham said.
“With December 2021 marking 10 years since NearForm’s inception, it is the perfect time to welcome a seasoned industry expert like Bret. His vast experience in building teams who can create digital products that deliver intuitive and personalised user experiences to drive loyalty and revenue makes him the perfect fit as we cater to a wider range of clients and gear up for the next 10 years of high-speed growth both in terms of revenue and headcount” Ciaran Cosgrave, CEO, NearForm.
Bret holds an MBA in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, and a BA in Economics from Wake Forest University.
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