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Lightspeed Names New Members to Board

Lightspeed, a worldwide cloud POS system for independent retailers and restaurants, announced the appointment of Patrick Pichette, Marie-Josée Lamothe, Rob Williams and Paul McFeeters to its board. The additions come in the midst of pivotal growth for the company, and usher in diverse perspectives and advisors as the company continues its global expansion.

Patrick Pichette is formerly the chief financial officer of Google and brings to Lightspeed a wealth of experience building and scaling global companies. Pichette currently holds the role of general partner at iNovia Captial.

Marie-Josée Lamothe joins Lightspeed’s board from Google Canada, where she served as managing director of consumer products, government and entertainment. She currently serves as managing director of Quebec and the founder and president of Tandem International, an advisory firm specialized in omnichannel retailing and branding. She is also professor of practice at McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management and an active member with various associations in the field.

Rob Williams has more than 20 years in e-commerce and retail experience, working in leadership positions for both high-end specialty and big-box retail. Williams comes to Lightspeed from Amazon, where he led Tier 1 vendor relationships globally. In his decade at Amazon, Williams was promoted and rotated to five leadership positions on both the seller and retail teams. He currently consults worldwide on disruptive innovation and e-commerce and is a notable speaker on those topics.

Paul McFeeters brings Lightspeed a proven track record of leading internationally recognized companies. Formerly the chief financial officer of OpenText, McFeeters joins the board with more than 30 years of experience in financial services and the software industry. He has served on several boards throughout his career including Hootsuite, Constellation Software, and Blueprint Software Systems.

These four industry experts join Lightspeed’s board on the heels of record growth for the company. Most recently, Lightspeed unveiled its Retail Success Index and joined forces with fellow Apple Mobility Partners: Intuit QuickBooks Online, Planday and Deputy to improve the business management experience for its independent retail and restaurant customers around the world.