Worldwide Brands

Worldwide Brands

Partner | President

RGC Marketing as a shareholder

January, 2003 – December, 2011

> Grew this online information and education start up from $500K in EBITDA to $4.5M annually.

> Grew and managed a staff of 35 people.

> Created an online database of ecommerce-friendly wholesale products.

> Created ecommerce video, eBook, and podcast training.

> Certified eBay and Amazon speaker and co-wrote the book: “eBay Performance”

In 2001 an investor in The Blair Witch Project introduced me to the exploding world of eCommerce. I became a partner in a tiny start up called Worldwide Brands; a product sourcing company helping retailers sell online, on eBay, and on Amazon. By the end of my involvement we had grown to a staff of 35 people with gross sales of more than $4.5 million. One of the most successful components was our use of recorded and LIVE video.

We built a small studio that enabled us to broadcast live video of ourselves and our guests (often joining us via Skype). This provided extensive, up-to-date, instant how-to-training. The videos are still teaching people a decade after I left.

 

During this time I also wrote a book on product sourcing and ecommerce with Jen Cano.  I was a frequent lecturer for eBay University and traveled the country speaking on the future of ecommerce and small business.  This resulted in many radio interviews and contributing articles.  It seems like a lifetime ago but I learned an amazing amount about the internet and commerce on the internet in general.

eBay Performance