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.
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.
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.
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.
Jarrod grew up wheeling and dealing his way through high school. He always knew he was going to work in his family's business. The Home Game Inc. specialized in wholesale Sports Licensed Consumer Products. He joined the company in 1992 and over 9 + years he worked his way up the ranks to VP of Sales, before ultimately leaving the family business to pursue his own ventures.
He founded Xtreme Worldwide Inc. in 2001 which led by his passion for Comic Book, Movie and assorted entertainment Licenses. He spent the last 16 years working with Marvel, Lucasfilm and most of the World's top brands.
Jarrod is a big picture, results oriented sales leader who builds effective relationships with all partners and stake holders. He brings to Crojack 25 years of sales and leadership experience. Additional strengths include selecting and training a national sales force, license management, setting strategic direction, product development, forecasting, marketing and public relations.
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.
Justin's professional career initially started a year after finishing his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, where, as an English Instructor in South Korea, he not only sharpened his skills in communication and diplomacy, but also gained a global perspective in both society and business. In 2011, he joined the business operations department at Future Electronics where he held the role of Distribution Support Coordinator for 5 and a half years, in which he was responsible for ensuring the smooth receipt and dispatch of product on behalf of asset and sales respectively, as well as providing logistical and operational support for various departments that include, Transportation, Sales, Asset Management, Marketing and Trade and Compliance. Outside of working hours he has a penchant for learning new languages and is a member of Judo Canada, where he is working on obtaining his black belt.
As Sales Coordinator at Crojack Capital, his main duties will be in adopting and streamlining a number of tasks in order for the sales force to thrive, seek out and capitalize on new opportunities.
CroJack also maintains a great group of sales representatives who would love to sell to you. So please don't hesitate to ask Brian 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.