Digital River Appoints New CFO With Deep Roots at the eCommerce Company
CJ Bernander Returns to Lead the Finance Organization as Company Pivots to API and Microservices Solutions
Digital River, the most experienced global eCommerce enabler for established and fast-growing brands, announced the appointment of Christopher (CJ) Bernander as the company’s chief financial officer. Mr. Bernander will report directly to Digital River CEO, Adam Coyle.
“I look forward to working with the entire team as we execute on growing our customers’ online revenues while protecting them from business risk.”
Mr. Bernander comes to with an extensive background in both eCommerce and finance, most recently as vice president of finance at Renaissance Learning, a global leader in SaaS-based education technology and analytics. Mr. Bernander has been an active CPA for more than fifteen years, which includes experience in public accounting at EY.
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Prior to his role at Renaissance Learning, Mr. Bernander spent nine years at Digital River in various financial leadership roles, including accounting, finance and corporate development functions.
“I’m proud to be returning to Digital River during such an exciting time for the company. eCommerce is a strategic focus for brands worldwide,” stated Mr. Bernander. “I look forward to working with the entire team as we execute on growing our customers’ online revenues while protecting them from business risk.”
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“CJ is an exceptional finance leader with deep industry experience and knowledge,” said Digital River CEO Adam Coyle. “His expertise helped him rise quickly through the ranks at Digital River, where he became a valued member of the senior leadership team. We are excited to have CJ rejoin our organization at this phase of our evolution, as we continue to grow our partner ecosystem and expand the delivery of our solutions through APIs and microservices.”
Digital River announced in August it has fully transitioned its product offering to a best-of-breed approach, allowing brands to work with their choice of digital experience and commerce solution providers to create a flexible eCommerce offering designed to meet increasingly complex shopper demands.
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