Online to offline commerce platform, RainCheck, has appointed Gaurav Patni as its vice-president of global strategy and business development.
Based in Sydney, Patni will be responsible for developing opportunities with retail go-to-market partners and seeking opportunity prospects with emerging technologies. He will also ensure that the company’s product roadmap is aligned to the needs of RainCheck customers.
Gaurav has more than 18 years’ experience in retail and eCommerce industries during which time he has developed technology-focused innovation programs for global household retail organisations.
He was previously global executive advisor of retail, consumer goods and digital innovation at Oracle, where he was responsible for delivering strategic digital transformation programs for retailers across the Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to that, he worked at David Jones as technology integration leader with responsibility for helping drive digital innovation and competitive advantage through the integration of new technologies.
Gaurav also worked at Accenture US as its retail, consumer goods and digital innovation program manager and business architect, where he was responsible for program leadership and management of strategic initiatives in retail and eCommerce business transformation, process design and system integration.
Gaurav has also held IT leadership roles at Nordstrom and JC Penney in the US and Tata Consultancy Services in India.
RainCheck CEO and co-founder, Cameron Wall, said Gaurav has long been recognised for his retail, consumer and digital innovation thought leadership and his skills and expertise will play an integral role in driving RainCheck’s global business development strategy.
Patni said as a retail industry consultant and practitioner, he has long felt the need for a solution that seamlessly unifies online and offline shopping channels for customers.
“RainCheck serves that need with an elegant easy-to-implement solution. I decided to join the RainCheck team because I have immense trust in both the product and the highly experienced executive team,” he added.