Jon Nordmark


CEO and Co-Founder
Jon co-founded eBags in 1998 and 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 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 and sold it to Zappos while running and 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, 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
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Salon I-II, Level 1
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