Sweft, a market innovator in digital commerce productivity software, announced that it has hired Al Vazquez as Chief Technology Officer to lead technology innovation, strategy and execution as the company prepares for rapid growth. In his new role, Mr. Vazquez will lead the vision for the core technology capabilities necessary in a world-class enterprise SaaS solution supporting retailers around the world. He will report directly to CEO Michael Robinson.
“Al will lead the future vision of our entire technology stack," said Robinson. "Leadership in technology, people and process allows Sweft to offer a truly unique value proposition to global retailers. With his extensive experience, deep insight, clear focus and high energy, Al is the perfect fit for Sweft’s CTO."
"I am excited to be joining Sweft at this early stage. The company’s innovative offering is the result of deep expertise in the retail space and the leadership team has vision, energy and wisdom. I believe Sweft is poised for incredible growth and am thrilled to be contributing my leadership and experience to it," said Vazquez.
Mr. Vazquez brings 15 years of experience designing, building, and leading enterprise and B2B SaaS offerings in a variety of industries, as well as in early stage startups. In his prior roles, Mr. Vazquez has built and led product organizations that have collectively designed, implemented, and launched 10+ SaaS products comprising on-prem, cloud-native, and hybrid solutions on multiple technology stacks. His experience building and managing blended outsourced/insourced teams, as well as his executive leadership and strategy experience were major contributing factors to his selection for the role.
Mr. Vazquez joins Sweft from Pariveda Solutions where he was a principal consultant. Before joining Pariveda Solutions, he held leadership positions at Success Academy Charter Schools, Benchmark Education Company, Name.Space, BitLucid and other companies.
Headquartered in Philadelphia PA, Sweft is an innovative SaaS startup founded by 3 partners with deep retail expertise who experienced firsthand how disconnected manual Ecommerce processes can stifle and inhibit a company’s growth and profitability. Expanding on their success accelerating Ecommerce growth at Anthropologie, the founders created Sweft to help all retailers succeed online knowing that only brands that are fast, nimble and efficient can compete in the increasingly digital-first retail marketplace.