NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Alvin Valley, the premier designer of women's pants, begins to position his namesake company to be at the forefront of fashion technology, he is delighted to announce the appointment of Damion Hankejh as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
"I am recruiting leaders who will establish Alvin Valley as a definitive fashion and high-tech industry leader," said Valley. "Damion is a true technologist and an extraordinary strategist with a transformative vision of how to make Alvin Valley a more agile and customer-centric company. He will bring his rich tech background to help Alvin Valley develop technology in fabrics ... smart waistband patents, point-of-sale systems and mobile applications, all of which will revolutionize the customer experience."
Hankejh will work closely with the company's leadership to ensure it maintains strong customer relations and monetizes its application-driven eCommerce. He also will concentrate on Alvin Valley's growing technological presence and reach, playing a vital role as the company embarks on its next phase of growth with the development of a mobile app and a digital strategy that expands the boundaries of the mobile experience.
"I strongly believe in Alvin's vision and I'm impressed with his extremely loyal following of incredibly successful women in the tech and finance world," said Hankejh. "His focus on the 'working woman' market is very attractive to me."
Hankejh continued: "I am excited to be in this space where other companies such as Warby Parker, Trunk Club and Bonobos are getting great attention by reshaping the retail landscape."
With more than two decades of experience starting, financing and advising startups, Hankejh most recently served as the CTO at Majestyk Apps, a digital agency that focuses on innovation in mobile technologies, and one of only 8 companies worldwide to be granted access to IBM cognitive supercomputer Watson, to develop the first smart toy for kids. He will remain a partner and Head of Innovation.
As the founder of Ingk in the mid-1990s, he led the company's development and deployment of InstantService, the first and largest carrier-class Internet telecommunications platform for live-agent customer service. Now known as Oracle Live Help, InstantService was acquired in 2010 by Oracle in a $1 billion rollup.
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SOURCE Alvin Valley