In 1985, Sam Kliger, founder and CEO of KWI, saw an opportunity. Benetton needed a better retail system that wouldn’t require an IT staff to run it. Sam designed and developed the first SaaS-based managed services solution for retailers. From that moment, KWI was born.
We entered the retail Cloud before most people knew it existed. Over the years, we continued to innovate and iterate based on our clients’ changing needs.
Sam Kliger, founder and CEO of KWI, designed and developed the first SaaS-based managed services solution for retailers. KWI was born.
Designed the first browser-based ERP, allowing our clients to access mobile-enabled, real-time retailing.
Took ownership of the intellectual property and associated patent licenses for the KWI Cloud 9 Mobile POS technology platform.
A true entrepreneur of the computer age, Sam quit formal schooling (in computer science and mathematics) to pursue his vision.
In his role as KWI’s Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy, David not only runs the financial operations of KWI’s business, but also focuses on developing and executing the plans for KWI’s future growth.
At KWI, our customers are at the center of everything we do. As our Chief Customer Officer, Frank leads KWI’s sales, marketing, client service and product teams.
As the Chief Technology Officer. Jason is responsible for establishing a strategic groundwork for KWI’s future software innovations.
Nothing at KWI would be possible without a focus on people. As KWI’s Chief People Officer, Lisa works closely with our executives, leaders and employees to deliver an employee experience that is meaningful and personal.
Strengthening our executive team with his more than 15 years of technology operations and enterprise systems technology experience, Steve excels at spearheading initiatives that take technology to the next level.
Gary is passionate about developing new business and assisting existing clients.
With 20 years’ retail loss prevention (LP) experience including executive positions at Lord & Taylor, Bed Bath & Beyond and Limited Brands, Stuart is a leader in the field.
It’s challenging to truly encapsulate what it’s like to work in an environment of smart, innovative, passionate, and caring people. But we will try . . .
We are a small team with a big vision: to be the premier provider of cloud technology solutions for retailers. KWI’s culture is rooted in our core values – commitment, respect & dignity, accountability, reliability, passion, and caring.
When it comes to our people, we strive to create an environment where our teams and clients can live and work well. Our office environment is casual and fun – on a weekday afternoon, you might catch our employees recharging with a quick afternoon ping-pong game. Our office is also warm and inviting, a great place for hosting clients, vendors, and candidates.
And while we do find time to have fun, we also work really hard. We encourage our people to take risks, to challenge the status quo, to improve processes, and to be better every day. We have a team of passionate and dedicated employees who are committed to making themselves and our clients better.
We also care about making a difference in the lives of our employees and our community. Our Employee Relationship Management committee focuses on finding new and innovative ways to keep employees engaged and motivated, including numerous opportunities to volunteer or donate to local charities.
Last but not least, we are a culture that celebrates. We celebrate victories, but we also celebrate failures, because those who fail fast get to the right outcome the fastest. We aren’t scared to try new things, and we reward those who take risks, even if they didn’t achieve the desired outcome.
Are you motivated by the excitement of innovation? Do you have the commitment, the drive, to demand the best of yourself and your teammates? If yes, you’re a candidate to join Team KWI.
As the innovator in cloud retailing, KWI relies on the talents and determination of our people and so do our clients. Whatever role you play at KWI, your unique strengths will be fully engaged. You’ll be inspired by your amazing colleagues people who are passionate about driving retail technology forward passionate about winning for each other and for our clients.