Ai has announced the appointment of two new members to its management team. Scott Starr is the new vice president of sales for North America and Steve Pearson is the new senior vice president, business development.
Scott Starr

Scott has been in the apparel industry his entire life: with his family, as a corporate executive, as owner of his own fashion apparel firm and as a marketer of apparel technology. He held corporate positions including product development manager in Girbaud, a division of VF Corp. As a producer, he designed and produced his own apparel in the Caribbean for sale to US markets.

Scott is also known for his ability to market the technology to automate the 'front end' of the apparel design cycle, and worked in sales at both Microdynamics and Gerber Information Systems before joining Ai. Based in New York, he assumes responsibility for Ai sales offices in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and will add additional offices.

Steve Pearson

As Ai's new senior vice president, business development, Steve Pearson brings to his role over 21 years' experience in a range of merchandising, production and sourcing position at The Gap. Prior to joining Ai, he was The Gap's VP, international sourcing and technical services.

At Ai, Steve brings this global experience directly to work. He is responsible for making Ai the sewn goods vertical B2B marketplace for apparel, footwear, textile and accessory producers. Using his experience in sourcing and procurement, he is building partnerships around the world that complement Ai's core application ? on-line collaborative product development.

About Ai
Ai delivered the first web-based communications tool to help designers of textile, apparel, footwear and sewn goods all over the world get their creations manufactured easier, better, faster and cheaper. Ai is an ICG ( partner, one of over 60 of their investments focused on global B2B marketplaces. To ICG, Ai is the leading B2B e-commerce innovator in the apparel industry.