BlueCloud Appoints VP, Co-Heads of Retail Practice, Launching New Retail Vertical and Solution Offerings
Retail industry experts Iaro Boutorine and Denis Drost will establish the new vertical and best practices in delivering next-gen technology solutions and data insights for BlueCloud customers
 Tuesday Feb 07, 2023
BlueCloud, a digital transformation company and global leader in data-driven solutions, today announced the additions of Iaro Boutorine and Denis Drost as the company’s first VP, Co-Heads of Retail Practice. With over 28 years of combined experience implementing the modern data stack, self-service analytics tools, and advanced analytics through Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for retail brands, Boutorine and Drost will lead retail and Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) efforts for BlueCloud globally.

“Iaro and Denis have impressive retail backgrounds and a commitment to customer experience that will help expand our client portfolio,” commented Kerem Koca, CEO and Co-founder of BlueCloud. “Their unique expertise leveraging Snowflake and ThoughtSpot for top retail brands is an enormous asset to our clients and partners as we continue to utilize best-in-class self-service and predictive analytics as well as modern data stack products and services.”

Modern data management is essential for retailers, unlocking critical information to provide a seamless experience for consumers with advanced capabilities such as merging external data with internal data, improved supply chain operations, and demand forecasting. BlueCloud specializes in implementing modern data and analytics solutions to help customers leverage next-generation technologies to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and deliver results for clients and partners that improve return on investment capital.

Prior to joining BlueCloud, Boutorine and Drost held executive positions at Global 2000 Retailer, Canadian Tire Corporation as AVP, Replenishment and VP of Merchandise Planning and Capabilities, respectively. Their deep experience in merchandise data strategy and system optimization has improved margins quarter over quarter.

“It’s thrilling to join a rapidly growing organization yielding tremendous results and a leadership team with a clear vision for business outcomes,” said Iaro Boutorine. “There is a significant opportunity for retail customers to benefit from cloud providers and business intelligence tools, and I look forward to helping BlueCloud effortlessly implement those solutions for clients.”

Boutorine and Drost will work closely with BlueCloud’s Data, Analytics, and AI teams to expand their solution offerings with key partners and drive value within the BlueCloud customer base through margin improvements and solution adoption. The additions highlight BlueCloud’s commitment to growth initiatives such as expanding verticals, launching new service offerings, and delivering an unmatched customer experience.