Bill Thornton | Tango

Smarter Strategies. Faster Execution.

About Tango

We See the World Differently

We come from different but intertwined paths – predictive analytics, retail real estate consulting and store lifecycle management software – but our collective vision is the same; a purpose-built retail solution that unites customer and location predictive analytics with online GIS and store development execution into a single platform.

What we call Strategic Store Lifecycle Management.

A New Chapter

Nine years ago we started Tango because we felt there was a better way, a more strategic way, for retail and restaurant companies to plan and manage their locations. Our vision was clear and so were our goals:

To break down the artificial walls between real estate strategy and store development execution.

To replace the loosely coupled patchwork of three to five systems that most retailers use today with a single solution in the cloud.

To develop a solution built specifically for retailers that fit like a glove and therefore requires little effort, cost or time to set up and provide value.

The culmination of our vision and work is Tango’s Strategic Store Lifecycle Management suite.

We have worked with over 700 leading retail and restaurant brands, and bring that knowledge and those best practices to Strategic Store Lifecycle Management. Our cloud-based SaaS and mobile solution is used across more than 130 countries by concepts with a few dozen locations to large global brands with more than 40,000 stores.

Bill Thornton

Vice President, Tango EDGE Platform and QA

As Vice President, Tango EDGE Platform and QA, Bill is responsible for the full development life cycle of the EDGE Platform and for the quality of the Tango product line.  Bill works with customers and product strategy to design, develop and deploy software enhancements and new functionality for the EDGE components.  He is responsible for overall quality of the Tango product line, ensuing compliance with design based on functional requirements, specifications and customer feedback.

Prior to joining Tango in 2010,  Bill worked for IBM and TRIRIGA for over 16 years in a variety of roles including Director of Application Development, Vice President of Technical Operations in Professional Services and Vice President of Platform Development and Performance. One of his many responsibilities included working directly with the IBM executives, partners and strategy to develop strategic direction, product roadmaps and detailed schedules for the IBM TRIRIGA Application Platform.

Bill has a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Montana State University-Bozeman


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