Poq Names Jay Johnston as its New Chief Executive Officer

By CIO Review Europe | Friday, January 22, 2021

Poq is a Software-as-a-Service app platform that empowers retailers to create highly effective and fully-customized mobile apps that provide a superior shopping experience.

Fremont, CA: Leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) app platform Poq has announced the appointment of Poq Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Jay Johnston, to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The new leadership appointment is effective immediately, and sees Johnston take over the CEO role from Poq's co-founder, Øyvind Henriksen; Henriksen will continue to play an active role in platform roadmap and product development as Senior Vice President of Product Strategy.

"Jay is a leader in every sense of the term and has done a great job in the executive team ever since he joined Poq. I'm delighted that he's now stepping up to take the reins of the company," Henriksen said. "Jay also has a strong understanding of the entire business, is loved by the team and well respected by our clients. Moreover, Poq is in an excellent position to capitalize on the accelerated growth of e-commerce and, with his leadership, we can rise to the occasion, and importantly help our clients seize the opportunities ahead."

Johnston stated: "I am both delighted and humbled to accept the role and the responsibility of leading the great team we have at Poq. We achieved much to be proud of in 2020, and the scene is set for an even more exciting and ambitious year in 2021. I look forward to building on these strong foundations to create a clear framework for the company's vision, plan, targets, and accountabilities that will capture our growing ambitions and harness the opportunity to further grow our success in helping our clients create best-in-class mobile commerce apps."

In addition, Johnston will join the Poq board, together with Euan Menzies, who also joined the company in 2018 and serves as Chief Financial Officer.

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