Since the age of 14, Dan has been an entrepreneur, with a focus on consumer product closeouts and technology. As a teenager, Dan would buy out obsolete first quality samples from showroom shelves and sell them at Flea Markets on the weekends. He later discovered it was less time consuming and more lucrative to wholesale larger volumes of merchandise to off-price retailers.
In 1995, Dan continued in the closeout wholesale genre, working for a division of United Overseas Group PLC, UniTrade Marketing Group, in New York City. After gaining valuable market experience there from some really great guys, they sadly parted ways and Dan founded the first online b2b marketplace for excess inventories, LiquidXS.com - a company dedicated to creating more liquidity for the traditionally fragmented closeout marketplace.
In 2008, Dan relocated to Montreal, Canada where he founded CroJack, a fresh, new and highly relevant approach to buying and selling closeouts.
Scott's professional career started as a teen working for local toy manufacturer Ritvik (now a divison of Mattel Inc.) in its distribution facilities. Passionate about school while working full-time in the toy industry proved challenging yet he persevered in both endeavours successfully through hard-work, dedication and plenty of passion.
After managing several core divisions such as Customer service, Retail merchandising, Consumer marketing, Trade marketing and Sales, Scott left the company in 2014 to start his own full-service sales agency. Since that time, Scott has become and integral part of our team and manages our inline distribution division for some of the largest toy companies in the world.
For over 20 years, Scott's creative, personable and results-oriented style has solidified his reputation in the global toy industry as someone who can be trusted to deliver at the highest level. Scott treats customers and suppliers like family and prides himself on over-delivering on a daily-basis.
Heidi Niehart is an experienced sales and marketing leader in consumer goods. She has a proven track record in supervising sales teams and rep groups, developing strategic marketing campaigns that enhance sales and creating programs to meet brand objectives. Prior to CroJack, Heidi spent 9 years with Pillow Pets where she ran both the marketing and specialty sales departments. Before Pillow Pets, Heidi had her own marketing agency which focused on consumer goods brands including Pepsi, Coca Cola, Cox Communications and Starbucks.
Maureen is literally not only a 'CroJack' of all trades, but also a master of them. Starting her early career in teaching, Maureen pointedly transitioned to the needletrade industry where she had various roles in purchasing, accounts payables and receivables, sales, office, logistics, and operations management.
Thankfully Maureen joined the CroJack team in 2012 as Director of Operations, overseeing all aspects of shipping, warehousing, and accounting.
Maureen is the reason your inventory is shipped speedily, invoices are paid on time, and the rest of us stay sane.
Marmi moved to Montreal from Toronto almost 20 years ago and brings with her an incredible amount of experience in all aspects of business. Her career began in marketing and public relations and then she moved into finance and found her passion. For the last 15 years Marmi has spent her time as a consultant for numerous companies (small and mid-size) in Finance and Operations while still finding the time to balance a husband, four children, one dog and three cats. Marmi will be overseeing all aspects of accounting at Crojack.
Alex began his career as a marketing coordinator at Imports Dragon, a Canadian based toy manufacturer and distributor. After monkeying around with kids as a Trash Pack Mascot and building the bases of ID's online marketing, Alex took on the role of Account Manager, tendering to key brick and mortar accounts as well as major online retail accounts.
Avid sports fan and connoisseur, Alex was then promoted to Brand Manager for the newly acquired sports licences for MLB and NHL collectible figures. Alex overlooked production, marketing and sales while maintaining compliance across all license agreements.
Whether it be through strengthening partnerships with licensors or keeping a close knit with customers, Alex is all about maintaining a longterm and mutually beneficial relationship with his partners.
Alissa began her career marketing global brands at Glaxo Consumer Healthcare and Nestle Foods in Toronto. After a decade of helping consumers whiten teeth with Aquafresh, minimize cold symptoms with Contac C and making Nescafe coffee with French vanilla at home, Alissa moved to Montreal.
In Montreal, Alissa joined the Aeroplan rewards team for 7 years and increased member redemptions with a new merchandise reward store, promotions and 'miles back' bonus offers. Alissa also worked with travel rewards, launching online redemptions for car, hotel and cruise rewards.
After Aeroplan, Alissa worked on short-term marketing and sales projects with Montreal entrepreneurs. She built a network in the local food and gift businesses, and met the Crojack team, subsequently joining Crojack to manage new Canadian accounts. She brings the Crojack family a burst of energy and creativity and is an insightful strategic thinker.
Samuel's professional existence began in Montreal's restaurants and bars when he was 17 years old. For over 10 years, he climbed all the echelons to specialized as a waiter, Assistant-Manager and Sales Hitman. He learned to own his craft with a strong passion for Customer Service, Sales, Management and Business that still drives him to this day. He had the chance to work with many types of clientele, atmospheres and services, giving him a robust experience with human character, communication and diplomacy. Extra social, intellectually vigilant, competitive and hard-working, he's an intense soul that strives on always acquiring new knowledge and experiences. Having studied previously in philosophy, psychology, history and cinema, he has strong background in social sciences and art, and he even wanted to become a priest when he was 10 (and he still doesn't know why to this day). Newly graduated from his Bachelor in Communication/Marketing, he participated in a start-up during his last bachelor's year working on every aspect of the project, but mostly on business development and marketing, thus, strengthening and confirming his passion for entrepreneurship. And now, as a Sales Coordinator at Crojack Capital, he will assure Sales Operations run smoothly, while learning and touching at every aspect of the closeout sales business.
CroJack also maintains a great group of sales representatives who would love to sell to you. So please don't hesitate to ask Heidi (Closeouts) or Scott (Mainline) for a local sales representative to call you.
Manufacturer's - feel free to recommend sales reps you like to work with. We are always looking for cool people to join our team.
Looking for a new and rewarding career opportunity and would be interested in joining our team, please send your resume.