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.