Stephan Schambach is Chairman of the Board and Founder of Demandware, provider of the leading on-demand ecommerce platform for consumer brands.
Prior to founding Demandware in 2004, Schambach was CEO of Intershop, an eCommerce company he founded in 1992, built to market leadership, brought public in 1998 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's Neuer Market, and led to a successful NASDAQ listing in 2000. Long an ecommerce visionary, Schambach was among the first to recognize ecommerce as a major software market. He is the developer of a number of industry standards for the technology and also produced the first integrated ecommerce software package, enabling major global brands to sell and service over the internet. Schambach also currently serves as a board member of the SIIA (Software Information Industry Association) Software Division and regularly speaks in the industry about emerging technologies. Earlier in his career, Schambach studied physics at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany, and was among the first to found a company in East Germany after the Berlin Wall came down.