Independent and entrepreneurial thinker looking for an opportunity to broaden my perspective on the retail industry. In college, I started a web company selling go kart safety equipment, (redtipracing.com) as my first experience into the retail world. After graduating I jumped on an opportunity that allowed me to run redtipracing.com and work at Web commerce llc. (Norwaysports.com and Booniez.com.) where I was responsible for a majority of purchasing for a $700K outdoor web retail business. In addition to purchasing and inventory management I was responsible for all shipping and receiving, SEO, and customer service. Over the eight years at Zappos.com I grew from a Merchandising Assistant into a Lead Buyer managing a team of talented and passionate people buying apparel for outdoor, action sports, golf, western and street categories with revenue over $100,000,000 a year. I have since moved on to the wholesale side as a sales rep in the outdoor industry to expand my knowledge about the retail with proven results. I am curious by nature and want to grow and experience retail in a different roles in order to further my knowledge and perspective of the retail world and grow into a stronger and more passionate individual within our industry.