Newmine Expands Executive Team With Mark Holmes, Former COO of...
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Newmine Expands Executive Team With Mark Holmes, Former COO of Coldwater Creek, and Appoints Janis Abbingsole as Chief Strategy Officer

By Retail CIO Outlook | Wednesday, August 07, 2019

SOUTHBOROUGH - Newmine, a consulting company focused on retail commerce optimization, announced today the appointment of Mark Holmes as Partner/Chief Operating Officer to oversee and scale Newmine’s operations and technology consulting practice. Janis Abbingsole will transition into the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer and continue to be a Partner at Newmine.

Prior to joining Newmine, Mark was the Chief Operating Officer of Coldwater Creek. Mark brings 25+ years of IT and business leadership experience for omnichannel retailers (Coldwater Creek, TJX, Orvis, L.L. Bean) and service providers (IBM, GSI Commerce). As COO of Newmine, Mark will be responsible for managing business operations for the consulting practice, as well as oversee the relationships with business partners such as Manhattan Associates and Oracle Retail.

In her new role as Chief Strategy Officer, Janis will continue to manage key client accounts in addition to delivering visionary leadership for the growth of Newmine. She will also be responsible for product strategy for Newmine’s flagship returns reduction solution, Chief Returns Officer®.

“As Newmine embarks on the next growth phase, both Janis and Mark will play an instrumental role,” says Navjit Bhasin, Founder and CEO of Newmine. “Mark’s depth of executive experience as a retailer and service provider will ensure the continued successful delivery of consulting services, while Janis will focus on strategic initiatives across the company.”

As the retail industry undergoes significant transformation, Newmine is bolstering its capabilities to provide solutions to retailers in order to stay true to its vision: Ensuring retailers thrive in a transforming world.

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