• Biography
    Kerry Ritz is Chief Commercial Officer at ACN Europe, a direct seller of telecoms (fixed, mobile, VoIP, broadband, videotelephony) and household services (television, energy, home security) in Europe. ACN has over 55,000 agents operating in 18...
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  • Professional Experience
    2012 - Present
    EVRYTHNG is a new internet software company providing online profiles, or Active Digital Identities, for any physical object. Think of Nike+ in a Box − individual products with unique digital profiles, that allow manufacturers to add a layer of digital services or experiences, combined with access to a stream of data about how products are bought and used. In other words, EVRYTHNG wants to organize the world’s objects with an Active Digital Identity (ADI) for every thing. We have a vision of dynamic digital services and experiences connecting people and things — where every product and other physical objects are part of the Web.EVRYTHNG is an early-stage start-up backed by Atomico Ventures and angel investors.
    2008 - Present
    Next Generation Call ID that helps ecommerce sites generate additional revenue by improving online customer service
    2009 - 2012
    2008 - 2009
    2007 - 2008
    The European Competitive Telecommunications Association was founded in 1998, and looks after the regulatory and commercial interests of new entrant telecoms operators, ISPs and suppliers of products and services to the communications industry. The members of the Board set strategy and monitor execution of ECTA's activities by the staff.
    2005 - 2008
    First President of Vonage UK, subsidiary of one of the world's largest independent provider of internet based telephony (VoIP).Employee #1 in UK.
    2003 - 2003
    customer experience, marketing and business strategy, new business development, international expansion, mobile telecoms, wireless, new media, MVNO, VoIP, broadband, telecom convergence, Asia, Russia
    2000 - 2003
    strategic issues, communities of interest (social networks), device/handset development, market and customer research, usability, product strategy, international coordination, strategic planning, outsourcing
    1994 - 2000
    One of the oldest strategy and business development consulting firms in the U.K (25+ years). Specialist in emerging markets especially Asia, Russia, Central/Eastern Europe; and developing country prioritisation and market entry strategies.Managed consulting projects and client relationships internationally in telecoms, cleantech (wind energy), retail, automotive, new media and consumer goods. Countries include Turkey, Russia, Poland, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Brazil and India. Worked very closely with clients like Turkcell, Hutchison Telecom, Vodafone, Xerox, Marks & Spencer, Inchcape, R-Style (New Media Generation in Russia, KM.Ru), GlaxoSmithKline and Ford.Given the boutique nature of the firm, one had to build client relationships, manage the project teams, and even do the work itself, where appropriate.
    1989 - 1994
    business consulting projects in automotive,retail and fast moving consumer goods in UK, Spain, Italy and France. Focus on developing new products and services and improving customer and brand experience.Previously part of consulting practice at Fitch RS (the leading design company in Europe).
    1987 - 1989
    One of the world's largest manufacturers of packaging and containers for restaurant and food service industry.GM for operation in France. P&L responsibility; offices in Paris and Lyon; sales, marketing, finance, distribution; key account management.Subsidiary of Huhtamaki Group (Finland).
    1983 - 1986
    One of North America's most profitable and innovative retailers. Significant turnaround story.category management, pricing, merchandising, customer and product analysis, vendor negotiations, product sourcing, store merchandising, store-relations, financial analysis, operations
    1981 - 1983
    Brand management, field sales, advertising, promotion, packaging, positioning, pricing, business analysis, cross-functional teams, manufacturing, new product development.
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  • Educational Background
    1993 - 1997
    1986 - 1987
    1977 - 1981

    B.A (Honours)

    Extra-activity: Students Council Executive (VP Finance & Publications), various official University bodies (e.g University Senate), University Community Centre;


    public policy, international relations, international marketing

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  • Professional Skills
    Mobile Operators
    International Business
    emerging markets
    Digital Convergence
    New Business Development
    Mobile Strategy
    Innovative Thinking
    Business Strategy
    Mobile Telecommunications
    Global Strategy
    International Product Management
    Global Alliances
    Eastern Europe
    Market Entry
    customer experience
    convergence of telecoms
    Brand Developement
    New Business Launch
    product management
    Cultural Differences
    Identifying New Business Opportunities
    Telecommunication Industry
    Mobile Communications
    Product Strategy
    Market Requirements
    Strategic Partners
    Mobile Services
    Fixed Mobile Convergence
    Business Management
    Global Partnerships
    Mobile Industry
    Disruptive Technologies
    Start-up Environments
    Digital Media
    Telecommunication Services
    mobile, wireless, messaging, IM, VOIP, convergence of telecoms, online, digital, media and internet, brand building, fixed-mobile convergence, customer strategy, customer segmentation, customer experience, international expansion, mobile and wireless strategies, retail, emerging markets, asia, start-ups, conference speaker, new media, disruption, mobile marketing, wind power, cleantech, russia, indonesia, india, thailand, brazil
    fixed-mobile convergence
    Mobile Applications
    Country Risk Analysis
    Marketing Strategy
    customer segmentation
    Global Expansion
    media and internet
    Mobile Internet
    Western Europe
    Strategic Insight
    brand building
    customer strategy
    Asia Pacific
    International Market Entry
    Launch Of New Products
    Strategy Development
    Retail Management
    Opening New Markets
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