Former Microsoft exec joins Mercent

SEATTLE — Mercent, a technology company that enables retailers to profitably reach and convert more shoppers online, announced that it has appointed Jacqueline Borges as its VP partnerships.

"Mercent's growth as a leading technology provider to large brand name retailers continues to accelerate and we are at a point to aggressively scale our strategic partnership program and related activities," state Mercent chairman and CEO Eric Best. "Jackie is a strategic addition to the team, whose experience and expertise will provide a significant boost to Mercent's sales growth and market success."

Borges is responsible for expanding Mercent's business by leading growth initiatives and building partner relationships that support retail customers. Prior to joining Mercent, she served as a director in the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group. There, she was responsible for business development activities focused on rewarding partners selling Microsoft online and on-premise products worldwide. Previously, she held leadership positions in the Microsoft Virtualization and Core Infrastructure teams, the Enterprise Partner Group, and various product groups including Microsoft SQL Server. Prior to Microsoft, Borges was as a principal technology consultant at Oracle Corp.

Borges holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University.