TAMPA, FLA. — Applied Data Corporation (ADC), a leading provider of store operations platforms, has appointed John Hughes as its first Chief Growth Officer. Hughes will lead ADC’s sales, customer success, partner, marketing, and HR teams to align and drive the company’s go-to-market strategy.  

Hughes comes to the company with a 25+ year history of scaling enterprise tech companies that deliver outstanding customer value while driving profitability and growth. Prior to ADC, Hughes founded ManageForce, a market-leading application management and cloud service provider that was acquired by Centrilogic.   

“John has an incredible record of leading high-growth companies to great success. I know he will be an excellent addition and provide an invaluable skillset to the ADC team as we continue to grow and elevate our customer experience,” said Shamus Hines, chief executive officer of ADC. “I am confident that John’s leadership will continue to build on the great foundation we have developed with our grocery and convenience retail customers.”