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GERS Retail Systems Announces New President & Chief Executive Officer

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GERS Retail Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for consumer-centric retailing, announced the hiring of a new President & Chief Executive Officer to lead the company. Stewart M. Bloom will replace former GERS President and CEO James Henderson, who led the company for six years during its transformation into the industry’s leading provider of retail software. Bloom has joined the company with a focus on increasing GERS’ customer value in the market, expanding the footprint of the company, and setting the stage for the next generation of growth. Bloom brings several years of experience in the technology, software, and retail worlds to GERS. Most recently, he held the post of Vice President, Technology Strategy for Capgemini, a global professional services consulting company, where he served clients in the Consumer Product and Retail industry segments. His previous experience includes his role as Partner for eBusiness transformation in the management-consulting unit of Ernst & Young LLP, (acquired by Capgemini) and as Senior Vice President, Strategy Consulting for Mainspring, Inc., a leading strategy and solutions consulting firm with many clients in the consumer goods and retail industries that was acquired by IBM. According to Bloom, “GERS has an outstanding set of people and capabilities, and a long track record in the industry built on a top-quality customer portfolio. Between retail store, online, and catalog channels, our customers are under immense pressure to compete in crowded markets. We are intensely focused on maximizing the shopping experience for their customers while helping to quickly improve business performance at all levels of their business.” “We are extremely excited that a person of Stewart Bloom’s stature and experience has joined GERS as CEO,” said Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, Chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group, GERS’ parent company. “His knowledge of and success in all aspects of retail technology and solutions will be key to accelerating GERS’ growing success with retailers. We look forward to Stewart’s demonstrated leadership in taking GERS to the next level in the retail software industry.” About GERS Retail Systems GERS Retail Systems is a leading supplier of software solutions for consumer-centric retailing. By facilitating the real-time flow of transactions and information across the entire retail organization, our solutions enable retailers to consistently anticipate, understand, and fulfill their customers’ expectations for products that are priced, located, and timed to provide the optimal shopping experience. GERS solutions manage the merchandising life cycle, multi-channel selling, planning, business intelligence, and supply chain synchronization to create a great customer experience. For more information, please visit www.gers.com.

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