From Amazon to Pepper.com: HotUKDeals strengthens management with new, global chief commercial officer

London, Tuesday 15th August 2017: Pepper.com, the largest global shopping community that includes HotUKDeals in the UK, has appointed Thomas Verstege as chief commercial officer (CCO) who joins the management team from Amazon’s headquarter in Luxembourg. 

 

Before joining Pepper.com in July, Thomas oversaw the European launches and marketing of Amazon devices such as the Amazon Kindle, Fire Tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. In this new position, he will support the realignment of the commercial teams across the international Pepper network to support manufacturers, brands and merchants to use the potential of Pepper.com’s global shopping communities even more effectively.

 

Pepper.com is active in 12 countries across three continents and carries market-leading social commerce platforms including HotUKDeals in the UK, mydealz in Germany and Dealabs in France.  Every month, more than 25 million unique users visit the deal-sharing communities across the platform to share and rate deals from retailers and manufactures alike and to buy products for the best price possible, resulting in more than 12,000 buying decisions per minute.

 

On his appointment, Thomas Verstege said, “Fabian Spielberger, Paul Nikkel and their team have written an incredible and unique success story. I have used Pepper platforms multiple times during my time at Amazon to market Amazon devices and the likes of HotUKDeals and mydealz have proven reliable partners. I’m looking forward to contributing further to Pepper.com’s success story with new and existing partners.”

 

Fabian Spielberger, founder and CEO of Pepper.com, said: “We are very happy to welcome Thomas to our management team with his lengthy experience and international distribution expertise. Thanks to our co-operation in the past, Thomas has a good understanding of our communities and the importance of our members, a value shared by Amazon with their customers. Together with Thomas and the newly structured commercial team, we will provide a better approach to our communities for a wider variety of manufacturers and merchants, so we can bring more attractive deals to our users.”

 

Thomas is the first of several new leaders that will join Pepper.com at the C-Level in the future as the company continues to grow.

 

Thomas Verstege is available for comment on his appointment as well as a wide range of topics including social commerce, e-commerce, marketing, Black Friday and more. For more details please contact chloe@pepper.com.  

 

About Pepper.com / HotUKDeals

HotUKDeals is the UK’s biggest deal-sharing community where over 1.6 million consumers find, rate and share the best deals from on and off the high street and is a founding member of Pepper.com, the world’s largest social shopping community. Through international partnerships and conversations, Pepper.com gives smart shoppers around the world a voice to share deals, tips and ideas, connecting members in 12 countries on three continents. The Pepper.com group consists of market-leading platforms such as BuenosDeals (North America), Dealabs (France), DesiDime (India), mydealz (Germany), Pelando (Brazil), Pepper.co.kr (South-Korea), Pepper NL (The Netherlands), Pepper PL (Poland), Preisjaeger (Austria), PromoDescuentos (Mexico) and Pelando SG (Singapore). These platforms are currently used by more than 25 million smart shoppers and influence 12,000 buying decisions per minute.

 

Contact:

Chloe Reeve (was Atkins)

PR Manager HotUKDeals (HUKD) / Pepper UK (Pepper.com)

Mob: +447810884003

 

 

About Pepper Media Holding

Pepper.com, the world's largest shopping community, was founded in 2014 by Fabian Spielberger and Paul Nickel. Through international partnerships and conversations, Pepper.com gives smart shoppers around the world a voice to share deals, tips and ideas, connecting members in twelve countries on three continents. The Pepper.com group is headquartered in Berlin/Germany with offices in Belo Horizonte, Guadalajara, London, Lyon, Mumbai and Winnipeg and consists of market-leading platforms such as BuenosDeals (North America), Dealabs (France), DesiDime (India), HotUKDeals (United Kingdom), mydealz (Germany), Pelando.com.br (Brazil), Pelando.sg (Singapore), Pepper.co.kr (South-Korea), Pepper NL (The Netherlands), Pepper PL (Poland), Preisjaeger (Austria) and PromoDescuentos (Mexico). These platforms are currently used by more than 25 million smart shoppers and influence 12,000 buying decisions every minute.