Jon Nordmark

Jon
Nordmark

CEO and Co-Founder
Iterate.ai
Jon co-founded eBags in 1998 and Iterate.ai in 2013. He is also a LinkedIn Top Voice for Retail.

Retailers use Iterate's services and it's innovation workflow platform to monitor technology trends, curate startups, then speed-up the digital prototyping process.

Prior to Iterate, Jon was 10-year CEO of eBags.com which grew profitably at a 34% CAGR between 2000 and 2008, finishing with more than $100 million in annual gross sales.

Between 1999 and 2001, eBags became one of the first retailers to:

- dropship from ~500 3rd party warehouses (1999),
- run on a negative cash conversion cycle (1999),
- solicit product reviews from consumers (1999), and
- test site features using A/B split methods (2000).

eBags also built 6pm.com and sold it to Zappos while running CaseLogic.com and TUMI.com in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan.

Jon was Chairman of eBags until it sold $1.5 billion worth of bags, ultimately being acquired by Samsonite in 2017.

Between eBags and Iterate.ai, Jon invested in and worked with many startups. They've included VC- and angel-backed ones like Runa (acquired by Staples, 2013) where Jon was chairman of its advisory board and Clearhead (acquired by Accenture).

Speaking in:

Tuesday Jul 17
9:15 - 9:45 AM
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Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Salon I-II, Level 1
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