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Digital River Announces Senior Sales and Global Account Management Leadership Changes to Capitalize on Market Growth Opportunity

MINNEAPOLIS – Jan. 19, 2016 – Digital River, Inc., a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, announced it has recently hired Rob Hines as its senior vice president, global sales and field marketing. Concurrently, Digital River’s Stewart Sagastume, senior vice president, global account management, and David Woolenberg, senior vice president, global account management, have been given additional responsibilities to drive global client expansion, and client success and satisfaction.

“With ecommerce growth on the rise and digital transformation playing an essential role in the way companies meet customers’ evolving expectations, Digital River is squarely positioned in the center of a market with tremendous potential,” said David Dobson, Digital River’s chief executive officer. “This team brings a proven track record and valuable executive insight to our organization as we look to increase demand for our commerce solutions and accelerate our growth internationally.”

At Digital River, Hines will be responsible for generating new enterprise ecommerce sales across the company’s software, games and branded manufacturing verticals.  He will also lead the rapid expansion of Digital River’s growing installed base of branded manufacturing clients on a global basis. To his new role, Hines brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including a number of executive roles marketing and selling SaaS-based business applications, enterprise security and data center solutions. During his career, Hines served as regional vice president at Salesforce.com. He also has held sales leadership and management positions at Symantec, Amdocs and Sun Microsystems.

Sagastume and Woolenberg have taken on expanded responsibilities for global account management at Digital River. They will lead the charge in deepening the company’s relationships with existing clients, helping them build and grow profitable online businesses.

Sagastume joined Digital River in 2007. He brings more than 25 years of experience in professional services, operations, strategy consulting and large-scale IT implementations to support enterprise client growth, and more recently the company’s MarketForce digital marketing agency and small to midsized ecommerce business.

Woolenberg has been with Digital River since 2003. With more than 20 years of strategic sales experience, Woolenberg has helped the company accelerate its growth across the software publishing industry, winning and growing some of its largest customer accounts. Today, he is in charge of overseeing and expanding the company’s software and games vertical on a global basis, as well as leading Digital River sales and account management teams in EMEA and APAC.

About Digital River, Inc.
Backed by 20 years of ecommerce experience, Digital River is recognized as a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Digital River’s cloud-based commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses. Through these services, Digital River connects B2B and B2C digital products companies and branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world.

Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate website, read the Digital River Blog, follow the company on Twitter or call +1 952-253-1234.

 Digital River is a registered trademark of Digital River, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks, registrations or copyrights of their respective owners.

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