wei huang

New York, New York, US

wei's Skills
Product Management
Business Development
Fundraising
Finance
Management
Marketing
Sales
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About wei

Founded and ran 3 companies ranging from construction to jewelry to pure tech. Previously worked as Director of Operations and Sales for a manufacturer, building sales across major tv networks, department stores, and ecommerce sites.

Looking for find a technical co-founder for a retail startup

Work Experience

CEO & Founder

Maker's Brand Inc

October 2015 - Today

• Created sales & marketing plans that achieving $68,000 of sales within the first 4 months of operations and an estimated $160,000 for 2016 with no website, inventory, investments, and funding. • Manage a team of 22 staffs across 4 countries to create a functional platform combining features from Alibaba, Kickstarter, and RangeMe while meeting aggressive development timetables. • Manage investor relations for the company and successfully raised $250,000 in angel funding with future commitments from major investment firms such as Google, Sequoia, Lightspeed, and Greylock Partners. • Created and manage the company’s product from concept to beta market deployment by working with all team members as well as investors, retailers, and universities. • Sourced and built the first 5 consumer production categories for the company through personal factory networks across India and China. • Oversaw international factory operations in China and India by traveling to meet with prospective partners, reviewing quality assurance, and negotiating deals. • Manage Bloggers and Youtubers in creating personally branded product lines across shoes, handbag, jewelry, and watches.

Director of Sales and Operations

Quintessence Jewelry Corp.

August 2012 - February 2017

• Built a national brand from scratch that is currently sold to Nordstrom, Amazon, Zulily, The View, Wendy Williams, and Extra TV achieving $1M+ in revenue within the first 8 months. (Olivia Leone) • Created new product programs to grow company sales by working with vendors to explore growth opportunities which resulted in increasing company sales by 23% year over year. • Created a new dropship business for the company and spearhead the technical developments with forecasted revenues of $500K+. • Managed Major client accounts such as Amazon, Overstock, HSN, JTV, Sears, Ross Simons, Nordstrom, Zulily, Hautelook, Groupon, amongst others while maintaining growing sales targets by communicating and forecasting buyer demands. • Inventory planned for all clients while ensuring high turnover, optimal factory cost, and minimize closeout percentage. • Restructured and developed internal inventory database with EDI, API, & FTP compatibilities by spearheading the project. • Built trade show samples lines and attended the shows across the country yearly to growth client relations. • Build new clients by approaching and closing through product offering with multi-stage meetings to address all needs and requirements. • Managed production quality and web data over all products ensuring requirements are met as per vendor guidelines while reducing penalties & legal risk.

CEO

Arringement International, Inc.

July 2013 - August 2015

• Created, planned, and executed startup initiative to combine 3D modeling, rendering, printing, and personalize jewelry into minimum viable product. • Manage all departments and personnel to structure a sound corporate body capable of scaling operations by 1000 folds. • Contracted and negotiated with suppliers, manufacturers, and wholesalers from India, China, and Thailand to provide customization on production regardless of volume while maintaining extreme pricing targets. • Recruited and manage an expert tech. team which produced various customization & 3D software’s. • Manage accounts payable, receivable, and payroll by efficiently utilizing QuickBooks and Peachtree. • Manage all sales account by optimizing product planning resulting in a 1600% increase in sales in 7months. • Developed current business model, sales model, and grow model utilizing regression analysis on various competitors, market trend, and growth targets.

Education

Queens College

Finance and Economics

2008 - 2012