2017 eRetailers

This year, the Summit will focus on the following categories: Hardware and Tools, Paint and Home Décor, Housewares, and Lawn & Garden and Outdoor Living.
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ebay-logo-new eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection.  eBay connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world.  In 2016, eBay enabled $84 billion of gross merchandise volume.
At the eRetailer Summit you will meet: Alyssa Steele, Senior Director, Merchandising
Alyssa joined eBay North America as the Senior Director for Home & Garden in August 2015. Prior to joining eBay she spent a decade in retail, working in various merchant roles at The Home Depot. Alyssa has a record of success setting strategy, leading with innovation and driving sales. She  is passionate about merchandising and connected commerce, the intersection of digital and retail.  Outside of work, Alyssa’s personal focus is family.  She is married with a little boy and a big dog.
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supplyhoglogo2017 Supply Hog is the online marketplace for everyone in construction and building materials
At the eRetailer Summit you will meet: Philip Brown, Technical Co-Founder & Developer
Philip Brown is the technical co-founder and developer of SupplyHog.com.  Philip leverages his experience as a partner in a global web development firm to lead the charge in solving ecommerce and industry inefficiencies in the hardware and building supply space.  Besides development, Philip is passionate about his wife and son and leads the AWANA robotic class teaching young hackers how to code.
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builddirect_175x175 BuildDirect is reinventing the home improvement industry with the first open network for heavyweight products. The network includes the:
– BuildDirect Home Marketplace – an online marketplace that offers buyers a wide selection of products at the best value, direct-to-home shipping, free virtual design tools and best-in-class customer service.
– Gateway Supply Chain – the first anywhere-to-the-home supply chain for heavy goods, which equips sellers with unprecedented levels of data to manage their business and improve the overall buyer experience.
At the eRetailer Summit you will meet: Robert Goldberg, Senior Category Manager, BuildDirect Technologies 
Robert joined BuildDirect in May 2014, having held various positions as VP of Sales at some of the largest companies across the Home Improvement Industry. At BuildDirect he is recognized for his leadership as a Senior Category Manager. He previously worked as part of BuildDirect’s strategic business development team. As the world’s largest online marketplace for heavyweight home improvement products, Robert introduces the BuildDirect platform to strategic suppliers around the world, building strong, long-term relationships along the way. Robert prides himself in his passion for building long term success at BuildDirect and is proud to be an Ambassador of the BuildDirect vision, and helping others benefit by the platform.
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Sustainable Supply is a wholesale distributor of green plumbing fixtures, washroom accessories, green cleaning products, tools and supplies.
At the eRetailer Summit you will meet: Brian Fricano, CEO & Founder
Brian Fricano is chief executive officer and founder of Sustainable Supply, an online B2B retailer selling more than 1 million building and maintenance products. Brian has more than 18 years experience in the B2B marketplace including working for W.W. Grainger and the Bradley Corp. Over the past 8 years Brian has bootstrapped his company from a small start-up to a successful mid stage e-commerce retailer. Launched in 2009, Sustainable Supply earned a top 1,000 ranking on Inc. magazine’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies for four years in a row and in Internet Retailer’s top 1,000 ranking six years straight. Sustainable Supply was also nominated for an Internet Retailer Excellence Award in 2016 for best B2B Website.
 
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hsn_175x175 HSN is ranked #25 Top 500 Internet Retailers Guide
At the eRetailer Summit you will meet: Sandy Conrad, SVP Merchandising
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theshops_175x175 theshops.tv brings an entertaining way to shop for fabulous products with real people who are passionate about the same things you are.
At the eRetailer Summit you will meet: Jeff Golden, Home Furnishings and Accessories
Jeff Golden has more than 30 years experience in purchasing, product sourcing, and product development.  Currently, he is the director of The Home Store for TheShops.tv where he is responsible for developing the vendor matrix and assortment strategies for the online retailer.  Prior to TheShops.tv, Mr. Golden worked for a Shanghai based factory developing programs for a number of US retailers both in soft lines and hardlines.  Mr. Golden served as the senior Director of Sourcing for the London Fog Corporation with responsibilities of developing and maintaining a vendor matrix for their institutional brands as well as developing a compliance manual for the company.  Prior to joining the Long Fog Corporation, Mr. Golden served as the Senior Product Manager of textiles for Target Stores.
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Sears is ranked #5 Top 500 Internet Retailers Guide
At the eRetailer Summit you will meet: Mike Hargrave, DMM Online Tools
Mike Hargrave, 50, has been responsible for e-commerce tools at Sears Holdings since 2014. Previous e-commerce positions include director of online merchandising, lawn & garden from 2010, online buyer lawn & garden from 2009, online merchandise manager from 2008, and online content manager from 2003; he rejoined the company in 2001. Before then, he was with Goliath Falls Inc. from 2000. Earlier, he held merchandising positions at Sears Holdings from 1987.
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 Organize-It.com is ranked #379 Too 500 Internet Retailers Guide
At the eRetailer Summit you will meet: Chris Nylen, Founder/GM
Chris is the founder and General Manager of Organize-It LLC. In 1996 Chris was working in the banking industry and after giving up on his entrepreneurial dreams he enrolled in a MBA program at Oakland University. He was so committed to the MBA that he started with an elective class because all the core classes were on his basketball nights. About that same time he finally got a good idea for a business to start. In early 1997 Chris went to the Housewares Show and got set up with a closet vendor and started installing closets on weekends. The goal was always to open a store to compliment the closet business. In 1999 Chris got a little seed money from friends and family, took a big pay cut and opened a 2400 square foot store in Rochester Hills, Michigan. In 2007 Organize-It moved its internet operations to a 25,600 square foot warehouse not far from the existing retail store.That MBA elective course happened to be a Web Development class and the final project for the class was the genesis of www.organizeit.com.
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