Robert Mendelson

Montreal, Canada

Looking for a partner with a kick-ass vision who needs a strong execution partner to make it happen!
Robert 's Skills
Growth
Marketing
Operations
Design
Technical
Finance
Fundraising
Legal
Management
Product Management
Programming
Public Relations
Recruiting
Sales
Strategy
User Experience
Business Development
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Quote

I am a pragmatic, analytical thinker. - Me

Work Experience

Co-Founder/Executive VP

SelectShops.ca

November 2005 - August 2015

Ten years after starting this online home decor eCommerce store as the operating partner, I sold my shares to my co-founder. It was a great learning adventure in the world of eCommerce where I refined my skills of doing literally everything, at one point or another, that turns a two man show start-up into a mature, twenty person business. We’re talking management skills, navigating the IT world of website development, operations, finances and of course the not-so-occasional HR challenges. But the most exciting (and important!) part of the job was getting the online marketing right: strategy, PPC, SEO, social media, content marketing, analytics, email marketing…and learning how to be leery of Google’s new ‘must try’ advertising tactic of the month that will cleverly increase your Google spend, with or without results!

Ecommerce Project Manager

AVS Technologies

November 2001 - June 2005

Reporting directly to the President (who later became my partner in SelectShops.ca), I put this consumer electronics distribution company on the online map, first with a B2B site, and then with a B2C transactional eCommerce site. Working with a consultant & development team, and managing a small Customer Care team, this was my e-debut in the corporate world of taking a $150M+ company online in every sense

Education

Concordia University

BA, Communication Studies

1987 - 1990