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Vince Thomson, Chief Marketing Officer/Co-Founder

Vince co-founded the company with Tony and Dan in 2001. He is directly responsible for company’s worldwide revenue generation efforts as well as the day-to-day operations of the sales organization. He plays a central role in shaping the corporate, brand and product strategies. Additionally, Vince oversees the organization’s marketing and go-to-market strategies.

Prior to founding the company, Vince spent 10 years with Newell Rubbermaid, where he served as VP of North American Sales and grew the Eldon division to more than $400 million in sales through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The company regularly received Vendor of the Year Awards from retailers, such as Walmart, OfficeMax, Staples and Office Depot under his leadership. His successes led him to receive the Newell Achievement Award for Marketing, which was given annually to the highest-performing Sales and Marketing associate within the 30,000-person corporation. Before joining Newell Rubbermaid, Vince was involved in the development of advertising strategies for Anheuser Bush, Procter & Gamble, and M&M/Mars while working for DMB&B Advertising in St. Louis.

Vince earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Missouri Western State University, where he was an All-American football player. He was inducted into the Missouri Western Athletic Hall of Fame in September, 2009. Vince was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1985 NFL draft. He also received a Masters of Science in Advertising from Northwestern University.

What does Vince enjoy most about the company? "I love the company because it represents pure potential. The ability to create anything at any time is incredibly energizing. It’s a unique business model and a fabulous team of people, so I feel very fortunate to be a part of it. Lightning can strike on any given day, so there is always the feeling of anxious anticipation for the next great thing"