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November 2, 2021 — Nashville, Jim Stirewalt, U.S. President of Marketplacer, a global technology platform that enables brands, retailers, suppliers, communities and innovators to easily build and grow successful online marketplaces at scale, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class technology executives.
Stirewalt was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. Over the past two decades, Jim has been developing and executing go to market strategies for a range of companies from startups to large enterprises like IBM and SAP. His experiences with, and insight into how, companies adapt to shifting markets, new technologies and unforeseen events like we’re experiencing now with a pandemic and supply chain disruptions, will provide invaluable content for our readers.
“We are honored to welcome Jim into the community”, said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.
As an accepted member of the Council, Stirewalt has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Jim will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.
Finally, Stirewalt will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.
“I’m excited and honored to join this community of respected business leaders actively collaborating to further improve businesses and industries, said Stirewalt. “As my company helps to lead the way in the expanding marketplace arena, I look forward to working together and sharing the ideas that can help advance retailers, communities, brands, suppliers and of course the consumers that depend on them.”
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Marketplacer is a global technology Software as a Service (SaaS) platform equipped with all the tools and functionality needed to build a successful and scalable online marketplace, at speed. To date, Marketplacer has helped over 95 businesses build and deploy their very own successful marketplace strategies and connected over 25,000 businesses worldwide. The Marketplacer platform exists to make growth simple, from implementing marketplace strategies such as shipment from drop-ship sellers, adding new categories or third-party range extension, through to consolidating markets and rolling out modern revenue models such as recurring memberships that allow businesses to grow faster and beyond the constraints of capital inventory.
Born and bred from the award-winning BikeExchange, the biggest online marketplace for anything and everything bike, founders Jason Wyatt and Sam Salter saw the opportunity to license the online software platform and apply it to new marketplaces. Marketplacer is responsible for the creation of online eCommerce solutions and business transformations of companies around the world. Visit www.marketplacer.com for more information.