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Marketplacer, a global technology platform that enables brands, retailers, suppliers, communities and innovators to easily build and grow successful online marketplaces at scale, announced that industry veteran, Bob Schwartz, has been added to the Board of Directors. Schwartz is a serial commerce company builder and brings significant eCommerce and technology experience to Marketplacer at an exciting time in the company’s growth curve that includes a recent partnership with Salesforce, and investment from Salesforce Ventures, to support expansion efforts and customer pipeline.
“I’ve brought several eCommerce technologies to market and I know the qualities of a successful game changing company and Marketplacer has them all; great leadership, team, culture and, of course, powerful technology that all companies can easily leverage to enable their own success, drive significant growth and change market dynamics.”
Bob Schwartz’s extensive and successful track record of building technology and consumer-facing commerce companies speaks for itself. He was instrumental in the founding and market domination of some of the most successful, and industry-shifting, eCommerce and technology companies, several of which are now valued at over $1 billion. Most notably Schwartz was an early member of the Magento team, culminating with the $1.7 billion acquisition by Adobe.
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Schwartz has helped guide and build multiple commerce technology companies including: Nordstrom.com; Wpromote, a leading digital performance agency; ONEHOPE Wine, a socially responsible vineyard and wine marketplace; and Good360.org, a leading marketplace of goods for non-profits.
“I’ve known Jason and have been following Marketplacer for years – I’m excited to join at this time of incredible fast growth for the company,” said Schwartz. “I’ve brought several eCommerce technologies to market and I know the qualities of a successful game changing company and Marketplacer has them all; great leadership, team, culture and, of course, powerful technology that all companies can easily leverage to enable their own success, drive significant growth and change market dynamics.”
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“Like Larry Bird was for the Celtics, Bob’s a game changer for Marketplacer in ensuring we scale fast,” said Jason Wyatt, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Marketplacer. “Bob’s appointment further demonstrates the talented humans that want to be part of our global momentum story.”
Marketplacer founders Jason Wyatt and Sam Salter launched BikeExchange, a global marketplace for everything bike in 2007 in Australia that was just this year listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). In the tradition of other innovative Australian technology companies like Atlassian, Canva and others, Jason and Sam leveraged their powerful technology and expertise to create Marketplacer, a technology company delivering innovative marketplace technology to other markets and industries and have since helped to build more than 100 global marketplaces.
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