Founder and CEO of FreeeUp, a marketplace connecting business owners with the top 1% of freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing, web development, and much more.
For over 15 years now, he has been on the entrepreneurial fast lane building successful multi-million dollar businesses accompanied by an unrelenting commitment to client service excellence and human resource leadership. In 2006, he founded his first online venture out of his college dorm room, selling and buying student textbooks. This idea was born to tackle the challenge of price disparity of textbooks in brick and mortar stores, thereby making it more affordable for students to procure them online. He then rapidly scaled his e-commerce business, bootstrapping from a $20 student - cause initiative to a multi-million dollar e-tailer clocking in revenues in excess of $30 million on Amazon across a 6 year period while serving over 10,000 customers.
His e-commerce business has employed over 50 workers in the US and has worked with over 150 globally while managing successful partnerships with over 500 distributors and manufacturers across the United States.
He began his professional career in 2003 as a 14 year old high-school Intern at Aaron's Inc, a large retailer headquartered out of Atlanta, GA and later with Firestone Corporation in 2006 where he successfully handled a whole suite of critical deliverables from exceeding sales targets, leading the District Credit Card Sales process and managing critical customer touch points. The intensive Customer Service Training at Firestone inspired him to incorporate key elements into both Portlight and FreeeUp.
Honesty, integrity, ethics and superlative customer experience have always been the four professional cornerstones of his success.