leading experts in Amazon, ecommerce, and digital marketing.
Discussions, not presentations
Quick, actionable talks. No fluff, no sales pitch.
Network with industry leaders
Accelerate Your Business
🚀 Bend, Oregon | April 28 & 29 2022
Limited spots available. Don’t miss out!
Join us for 2 days of business breakthroughs and lasting connections
Enjoy 2 days of presentations & community-building activities. This conference is packed with leading experts in
Amazon, ecommerce, and digital marketing.
Think short, actionable presentations
followed by intimate breakout sessions where you can discuss, ask questions, and apply our
experts’ knowledge to your business so you can thrive & scale.
2 Days Focused on Scaling Your Business
Day 1: VIP Access
Thursday, April 28, LOGE Bend
Make meaningful connections that grow your business, while enjoying the VIP treatment at LOGE Bend.
Your day begins with freshly brewed coffee and the best local baked treats. Once we have you fully caffeinated, we’ll kick off this special event with an investor panel featuring local VC’s, and an industry leader panel.
Enjoy lunch from the taco truck, followed by your choice of snowshoeing to an ice amphitheater or a beer & wine tasting with Crux in a gorgeous heated tent so you can get the full experience of outdoor living.
Networking and Mind Meets will continue during Happy Hour, followed by a VIP dinner and s’mores bar.
Limited to 50 attendees.
PLUS get a FREE Mt Bachelor Ski Pass with Your VIP ticket purchase!
10:30-11:00am: meet & greet
11:00am- 11:45am: Investment Panel
12:00pm- 1:00pm: VIP Panel
1:00pm- 2:00pm: Lunch from West Side Tacos
2:00pm- 6:00pm: Mindmeets, beer + wine tasting with Crux, optional side adventure with Wanderlust Tours
7:00pm- 8:00pm: Dinner followed by s’mores bar
Day 2: Conference
Friday April 29, Riverhouse on the Deschuttes
Join us at Riverhouse on the Deschutes for a full day of expert talks.
This includes a 15-minute lightning presentation by each speaker, followed by a 45-minute breakout session in which you get to interact with the speaker of your choice. Interaction is the key focus of these breakout sessions, so you aren’t just sitting through a long slide deck.
This day focuses on learning through conversation, and you’ll get a chance between each session to network and collaborate.
Limited to 100 attendees, we keep our conference small and intimate for maximum impact.
10:30-11:00am: meet & greet
11:00-11:30am: Lightning talks by Jason Boyce and Ryan Lewis
11:30- 12:15pm: Breakout Sessions
– Successfully Integrating Consultants & Agencies in to your Team with Justin Coats
– Getting Personal with Your Customers and Bolstering the Customer Journey with Douglas Hollinger
12:30-1:00pm: Lightning talks by Ritu Java and Chris McCabe
2:00- 2:45pm: Breakout Sessions
– What’s possible with Amazon DSP in 2022 with Ritu Java
– How to Win the Click, the Cart, and Your Customer’s Heart with Janelle Page
3:00-3:30pm: Lightning talks with Justin Coats and Doug Hollinger
3:30-4:15pm: Breakout Sessions
– How the Microbrands of Today will be the Billion Dollar Brands of the Future with Jason Boyce
– Entrepreneurial Operating Systems with Ryan Lewis
4:30-5:00pm: Lightning talk with Janelle Page
5:00-5:45pm: Q&A with a former and current Amazonian with Chris McCabe and Chris Berry
6:00pm-7:00pm: Happy hour
Plus Pre-conference bonuses
Access to attendee online forum
Digital bonus from each expert speaker
Strategy Sessions to scale your business
What’s possible with Amazon DSP in 2022
How the Microbrands of Today wil be the Billion-dollar Brands of the Future
Successfully Integrating Consultants & Agencies in to your Team
Entrepreneurial Operating Systems
Getting Personal with Your Customers and Bolstering The Customer Journey
How to Win the Click, the Cart, and Your Customer’s Heart
VIP Day Panelists
Seller Velocity Conference has landed in Bend, Oregon!
This outdoor playground is the perfect backdrop as we gather 100 attendees to discuss your business and grow your network.
How do you land in Bend? The Redmond Airport is just 30 minutes away.
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Janelle’s career in business and marketing began in elementary when she first started selling suckers and candy bars to her fellow schoolmates. Her resume includes successful ventures in marketing, real estate, sports nutrition, supplements, events, consulting, teaching, and public speaking. Over the years, she has created and sold several companies, as well as helped hundreds of brands—both large and small—grow their business. Prior to becoming the Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce Strategy at Nutraceutical Corporation, Janelle was the founder and CEO of KickFire Marketing and eCommerce Wranglers.
Ritu Java started her eCommerce journey as an Etsy seller over 10 years ago. She is the CEO and co-founder of PPC Ninja, a software and services company managing sponsored ads and DSP for 6, 7 and 8 figure brands. As someone who is really passionate about data analysis and advertising, Ritu has run dozens of PPC mastermind programs, workshops and webinars, and trained hundreds of Amazon sellers on PPC. Ritu has shared her knowledge on dozens of podcasts, webinars and conferences including the Prosper Show, Global Sources Summit, Empowery and more.
Jason Boyce, author of The Amazon Jungle and founder of Avenue7Media, began selling in e-commerce in 2002, and as an Amazon Merchant in 2003. Together with his A+ teams, he bootstrapped several of his own brands to success, to become a Top 200 Amazon Seller and a top 1,000 E-commerce seller according to Digital Commerce 360. In 2014, while speaking at several Amazon Selling and E-commerce conferences, Jason realized that helping others succeed was more meaningful than growing his own brands.
As a CEO & Founder, Justin Coats has an innate drive to help business owners succeed. He has had the unique opportunity of experiencing multiple aspects of selling on Amazon that have provided a valuable perspective for advising businesses of all sizes to become successful, both on and off Amazon. Justin values his relationship with business owners and utilizes his understanding of the ever-evolving Amazon platform to find the right strategy for their success. Justin’s business career prior to Volitant Consulting was extensive; he founded a parent-centric Esports organization, contracted as a professional drone pilot, flew as a commercially rated helicopter pilot, served 5 years in the Marine Corps, and had years of experience in the retail industry. Justin is a very driven and success oriented person who cares about his people, relationships, and helping everyone be better every day.
After working for Amazon for many years evaluating seller account performance and enforcing Amazon’s policies, Chris launched ecommerceChris. He teaches sellers how to think like Amazon, protect their accounts, and appeal listing restrictions and suspensions. He provides expert advice that helps to inform and clarify important decisions around Amazon investments by those who sell through the site and other interested parties.
Krystel Abi Assi
Krystel has more than 8 years of e-commerce experience. Currently, she is the CEO at Amazon Sellers Society and Sellers Society based in Dubai, UAE and Tallinn, Estonia. She is also a certified Blue Ocean business strategist from INSEAD university and an international speaker and is widely regarded as an industry expert who is asked to share actionable intelligence on how Amazon works in the Middle East.
Chris has been with the Strategic and Emerging Brands team at Amazon since 2019. In his role he educates brands on optimizing listings for indexing and conversion, creating an effective advertising structure, and building offer in-stock resilience. During that last few years he has obtained robust insider knowledge on how to accelerate first year growth for new brands. Due to his wealth of knowledge, he has had the privilege of working with everyone from some of the world’s largest established brands to exciting new industry disruptors.
Thomas Smale is the Founder and CEO of FE International. He is a serial business entrepreneur and M&A expert, having built the industry-leading firm in the $1-100M global technology sector. With experience dating back to the early 2000s, Smale offers invaluable technical, diligence and negotiation advice to early-stage and seasoned business owners alike, which has resulted in over 1,100 successful exits.
Smale can be regularly found speaking at industry events where he enjoys meeting like-minded entrepreneurs and investors.
Alongside his duties at FE International, Smale is a sought-after author and keynote presenter for leading industry events worldwide. He has been interviewed on top podcasts and blogs on a variety of topics, including business strategy, buying and selling businesses, negotiation tactics and more. He writes a business column regularly on entrepreneurship, growth, and business management for Entrepenur.com and is a Young Entrepreneurs’ Council member.
For 20 years, Doug has helped companies across industries deploy effective digital and commerce strategies, while also building industry-leading professional services firms.
Prior to joining BVA (recently acquired by The Stable) in February 2020, Doug was SVP of Consulting for LiveArea (a PFS company), a global commerce consulting firm offering business strategy, technology, and marketing/UX services. He’s also led commerce-focused consulting practices for Razorfish, Amplifi Commerce, and Nokia.
Chris leads Global Channel Partnerships for Clearco. Working with partners in the Venture, Investor and Agency ecosystems.
Clearco is the world’s largest e-commerce investor, funding over US$3.5 billion in 7,000 companies across 10 counties. Providing equity-free capital products that are tailor-made for founders in all stages of their journey.
Over the past decade, Chris has worked with the digital teams at companies including 3M, Google, Microsoft, Allstate Insurance, Avis Budget Group, and The New York Times. All in an effort to help them better understand their digital customer and apply this insight to their acquisition and monetization models.
Mike moved to Bend in 2015 as VP of Global Sales for Hydro Flask and is currently SVP Global Sales for Helen of Troy Home & Outdoor Division overseeing Hydro Flask, Osprey, and OXO brands in all regions and channels including Specialty, Omni-Channel, eCommerce, and International markets.
Results-driven sales leader with success in developing, executing, and scaling sales strategies. When I’m not busy managing complex sales cycles and accelerating revenue growth, I’m passionate about coaching and development and strive to be the best version of myself every single day.
Chief merchant/GM of multiple categories for Amazon in both US and Japan for 10+ years, including all apparel, footwear, jewelry, watches, handbags, sunglasses, luggage and costumes. I had full p&l responsibility over first and third-party marketplace sales and expenses for these categories, including all customer experience, marketing, shipping and personnel expenses. My teams ranged in size from 100+ and oversaw revenues of $3.5B+, and have operated as an independent consultant since leaving Amazon, advising brands and sellers on their topline eCommerce strategy and helping with problem resolution. I have clients that range from $1M to $2B+ in annual sales revenue.
Alexandra graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biology. Always thinking she would become a doctor; she would soon realize her passion was elsewhere and transitioned into the business world. She holds an MBA in International Business, is multilingual and has a passion for traveling the world. Since then, she has taken the business world by storm with 10 strong years of experience in sales and over 6 years working within FinTech organizations; she is currently the Director of sales at SellersFunding. As part of her role, she partners with the business development, marketing; and executive teams to identify key solutions to address the needs of her clients.
Freddie is an Investment Manager at SellerX, leading the company’s efforts in acquiring North American brands.
He is also an investor and advisor for early stage companies and the founder of Food & Fun Ventures. Prior to joining SellerX, Freddie worked in Venture Capital, Corporate Strategy and M&A at Antler, KPMG, and NBCUniversal.
Carrie has been an e-commerce seller since 2016 and a Helium 10 user since 2017. She started selling on Amazon.com and then quickly expanded to Shopify and now Walmart.com. She is also currently a brand evangelist for the Walmart.com tools at Helium 10. She is passionate about sharing strategies, tips and tricks that will help other e-commerce sellers succeed.
An e-commerce pioneer, George developed his first website in 1995. In 1998 he sold his first product on the internet in a storefront he developed from the ground up that became top 1% globally for visits. George became one of the first ten people to sell a product in the Amazon.com marketplace and went on to launch one of the world’s first Amazon A-Z centric agencies, which had the first API to Amazon advertising where he worked with hundreds of brands to improve all aspects of their performance across the value chain. He has also developed D2C native brands from the ground up and through acquisition have become top 1% performer relative to their peers. Currently as the CEO of A-Ventures Global his focus on the development of their Private Equity portfolio of SaaS, services, digital properties, and brands for ecommerce optimization. He loves data, automation, building incredible teams, riding his bike and getting as many AM cone laps as possible. George has lived in Bend with his wife and two sons for 23 years.
Jesse How currently serves as the Head of Partnerships at Acquco, he is responsible for developing and growing our partner relationships. Jesse has over 10 years of experience in sales and partnerships, having played integral roles in growth and new market development at TriNet, SmartBear, and Curata. He also brings over 5 years of consulting experience for emerging Amazon brands. Prior to joining Acquco Jesse was an Executive Sales Lead at Feedvisor where he consulted for the largest 3rd party sellers on Amazon and acted as a trusted advisor for numerous brands.
Hom holds a BS in Anthropology from Trinity College-Hartford
Jack has over five years of Business Development and Partnerships experience at growth start-ups. He currently serves as the Head of Strategic Partnerships at Payability where he focuses a majority of his time on structuring deals that enable Amazon, Walmart, eBay, and Shopify businesses to scale towards a desirable exit. Prior to joining the Payability team, Jack worked in Business Development at the real estate company, SquareFoot, where he was instrumental in advising Private Equity and VC-backed companies on their real estate footprints in NYC. He currently resides in the West Village of New York City.
After selling his company in 2020, he started his executive coaching company that helps companies create an executable vision for exponential growth.
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Flippa, the #1 global marketplace to buy & sell Amazon FBA businesses.
We’ve put every tool you need in one place, from product research to PPC and everything in between.
Helium 10 can run, optimize, and automate the processes vital to growing your business on Amazon, and we’re trusted by big brands and new sellers alike to help them start up and scale up.
Our all-in-one software solution powers Amazon sellers every step of the way, and Helium 10 also provides an abundance of essential content and training to help sellers maximize their potential.
Selling your business is likely one of the most important financial decisions of your life. We’ve helped thousands of clients grow to a successful exit, ensuring business owners sell at the highest possible price.
At FE International, we have spent years accumulating data on who buys businesses of a particular size range and in its target markets and have perfected the way to ensure a high likelihood of closing once an agreement is made. We’ve sold businesses to individual buyers, small holding companies, financial firms, fortune 500 corporations and everyone in between while maintaining those relationships over time.
Ready to take the next step? Contact FE International’s award-winning M&A advisors for a free valuation and to hear how we can maximize your company’s value before it’s time to exit.
Our world-class tools help sellers grow their online business and are engineered for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.
unybrands is on a mission to shape the next generation of e-commerce as one of the leading strategic buyers of e-commerce brands as a leading strategic buyer of Amazon FBA and Shopify DTC brands.
We buy brands from Amazon sellers and founders who are looking for an exit strategy, and own these brands underneath our portfolio. Here at unybrands, it’s more about the quality of brands we acquire as opposed to the quantity. With us, companies reach new heights—and stay at the very top of their game.
It’s our deep experience in online retail, consumer goods, and M&A that enables us to do so—it has also led renowned growth and VC investors as well as European family offices to back us.
GETIDA is a technology company that is empowering the eCommerce industry by helping Amazon sellers recover the maximum FBA reimbursements that they are eligible to receive. Established in 2015 and an Authorized Provider on the Amazon Seller Central AppStore, GETIDA utilizes the most advanced technologies to audit and discover FBA discrepancies to ensure the maximum recovery on all types of available FBA claims.
Once discrepancies are found, GETIDA also secures a financial recovery for its users by servicing each claim until it gets paid. GETIDA provides its recovery solution by providing full visibility over the recovery process through its user dashboard.
ecomEngine was created to help Amazon sellers save time by automating tasks, eComEngine software is designed to grow with your business.
FeedbackFive makes it easy to automate Amazon compliant review and feedback requests, monitor ASINs, and much more in 17 countries.
RestockPro simplifies and streamlines FBA inventory management processes from managing suppliers to creating custom stickers and labels in 10 countries.
MarketScout provides detailed Amazon product research in minutes.
In addition to software, eComEngine provides many webinars and other free resources for Amazon sellers.
OMG Commerce is a world-class eCommerce Marketing Agency.
We accelerate growth for successful Amazon Sellers through the strategic use of Amazon Ads, Amazon DSP and Amazon Brand Management. We are also a Google Premier Partner for Google and YouTube ads including creative.
Visit us for a strategic review of your Amazon and Google advertising efforts.
SellersFunding is a global financial technology company on a mission to empower growth for ecommerce sellers.
Our digital platform delivers a suite of financial solutions that make growing your business easier, by streamlining your ability to sell almost anywhere in the world.
Whether you’re looking to get capital to scale your business, launch new products and expand into new markets, or a cash management solution to help you improve your operational performance, we are here to make your life easier, save you time and money, and help you achieve success. Visit SellersFunding to get started.
WELL Insurance provides the expertise necessary to protect your business assets so you can focus on growing your business.
We partner with the most world renowned underwriters to provide you with the best possible coverage to fit your companies growing needs. If you are looking for eCommerce Insurance or Amazon Sellers Insurance, we are your solution.
We provide fast, reliable quotes to get your business secured as soon as possible. Specializing in General Liability, Products Liability, Ocean Marine Cargo, Inventory, Workers Compensation, E&O, Professional Liability, and Commercial Auto.
1B+ generated in sales for the clients
60+ e-commerce brands on management
6+ years of e-commerce experience
Their services include Amazon Ads (SP, SB, SD), Amazon DSP, Social Media Ads, Google Ads, Amazon listing optimisation, content creation. Their key goal is to build and implement a winning cross-channel marketing strategy for e-commerce brands.
Through the platform, brands and sellers create goals and rely on Perpetua’s AI-powered ad engine to execute tactically, with full-funnel support across Sponsored Ads, Amazon DSP, OTT and Amazon Marketing Cloud.
Perpetua’s advanced suite of reporting tools give you full visibility to the impact of your advertising investment on total sales and the growth of your eCommerce business.
Ampd’s self-serve technology provides the best guided path to instantly launch customized Google Ads to Amazon products (makes it easy!), automatically applies Amazon Attribution, then uses cutting edge data science to optimize for the absolute best external search results.
Ampd’s proprietary technology first launches the best ad, then uniquely and accurately connects Google and Amazon data to reveal precisely which Keywords drove “add to carts” and which drove “conversions/sales”. Now Amazon Sellers have perfect visibility with curated action clicks to hone in on the highest performing Keywords that improve performance. All in a few clicks without ever leaving Ampd.
We help entrepreneurs close a swift sale and look to what’s next. Selling to us feels just as inspiring as when you first started your business – minus the stress.
SellerX is a Private Equity-backed, high-growth company with an exciting portfolio of more than 40 diverse brands, selling over 25,0000 consumer products. With $750m in VC funding and our recent acquisition of KW Commerce – one of the largest private label brands on Amazon – we are Europe’s leading aggregator of eCommerce businesses.
Partnering with successful businesses selling everyday consumer products, we turn Amazon brands into global businesses selling online, offline, and in multiple marketplaces. We’re here to find this generation’s most ambitious eCommerce entrepreneurs.
Whether you’re ready for your next project or you’re just beginning to scope out an exit strategy, tell us about your business. We’re offering all Seller Velocity Conference attendees a free valuation and a 1-hour consultation with a SellerX expert.
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