Swedish SaaS firm Turnpike hires Henrik Widman as Head of Sales

Henrik Widman, Head of Sales at Turnpike

Henrik Widman is the new person in charge of sales for the growing Swedish SaaS-company on the mission to empowering frontline staff. With extensive expertise in building international sales firms he’s now joining Turnpike to scale the offering in Sweden and rest of Europe.

What are Henrik’s thoughts on his appointment?

“I’m super excited to join the team at Turnpike to build up the commercial function and accelerate the expansion,” says Henrik Widman on his first day as Head of Sales.

“I see huge potential in Turnpike’s solution, both for staff using it, but also for the end consumer who gets better support and an improved experience. As a very result-oriented person I’m of course attracted to the vast potential and therefore very eager to get out there to share the story and show tangible results for clients,” Henrik further commented.

Retail is undergoing a massive transformation accelerated by the pandemic, fundamentally changing the role of retail employees. Turnpike provides a discreet digital communication system using smartwatches to connect staff and optimise store operations, in realtime.

By providing tasks, messages and alerts on the co-workers wrists, they become more client centric. Always in the right place at the right time, focused on the most important activity.

“What I like about Turnpike is the customer centric approach and how the solution without any compromise is positive to all parties in the consumer interaction”, says Henrik Widman.

What is the market growth rate of Turnpike?

Turnpike is growing fast with retail customers like H&M Group and ICA, using innovative tech as a catalyst for staff. The grocery sector has been early to jump on the bandwagon. The number of Coop stores implementing Turnpike is growing from it’s first installation in Gotland this winter and during april Willys started a national roll-out of Turnpike in Sweden.

”Turnpike is entering a very strong growth face and to accommodate and capture our expansion we need a professional and experienced team to make sure we bring the best possible value to every conversation,” says Jonas Borglin, CEO of Turnpike Group.

“I am very pleased and excited to have Henrik Widman joining us to lead our commercial agenda based on his great experience and personality, welcome onboard!” Jonas added.