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"For me, innovation is about delivering a solution that will propel our clients to new levels of success. Shopping today is as much about the user experience as it is about the product. The technology behind CTS Platform can bring every brand story to life across all channels.”
Allen Kung is CEO and Founder of Commerce Technology Solutions (CTS). He co-founded CREATETHE GROUP with James Gardner, and was Chief Technology Officer until 2011. Allen and James Gardner launched CTS Platform in 2006 to pioneer a fundamentally different approach to digital commerce. Together, they were on the forefront of dramatic change in the e-commerce industry, merging world-class technology with rich creativity that achieves dramatic results for their clients.
With CTS Platform, Allen has pioneered a vision for creating a next-generation digital commerce platform that would replace traditional solutions, by merging the powerful capabilities of cloud-computing with the developer tools needed to deliver cost-efficient customization. Allen has over 17 years of entrepreneurial, software, and e-commerce leadership, including managing the rollout of enterprise-wide systems for Fortune 100 companies at Publicis' Arc Worldwide.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard, and is a 77th direct descendent of Confucius.
As VP Technology, Andy Schafer oversees delivery & implementations on CTS.
Andy has over 16 years of professional development experience providing leadership and technology vision to his customers and projects. Andy has proven himself as someone that understands how business and technology work together and has developed a reputation as a delivery expert and innovator.
Before joining CTG, Andy was Senior Technology Director at Avanade, a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture. He was at Avanade a majority of his career as it grew from a start-up to a global corporation with over 15,000 employees and almost $2 billion in revenue. He served in various roles including Software Architect, Program Director, Capability Director, and Account Director where he demonstrated versatile expertise in designing cutting-edge solutions, leading large distributed software teams and meeting high customer expectations.
Andy has also received two patents for internet security, led an architecture team that was a finalist for a ComputerWorld 21st Century Achievement award, and has been published in Microsoft’s MSDN magazine.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.
Mark Trumpbour is an Information Technology executive with 14+ years of technology management experience and consistent success in achieving revenue, cost, productivity, and delivery goals.
Mark was most recently CTO at Graphient where his official role was to facilitate the development of their flagship product, Timebinder, a sophisticated data visualization
software package. Prior to Graphient, Mark was Director of Operations at Carbon Consulting group where he oversaw core business and operational development functions, supervising a staff of 40 including direct operations to support multimillion-dollar contracts with Fortune 500 clients.
Mark attended Carnegie Mellon University and also holds a degree in Information Systems Management from New York University.
As Chief Architect, Josh oversees CTS Platform's core SaaS / Developer platform framework design and application architecture. He is an expert in multi-tenant SaaS application design and in enterprise CMS and Commerce-enabled application stacks.
Josh has over 20 years of software architect experience having served as Principle Architect at the Knot.com where he developed the digital framework architecture serving millions of visitors. Prior to the Knot.com, he was a lead engineer at successful software companies including Exceed / Hummingbird.