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 moved to New York City to continue his career in closeouts at UniTrade Marketing Group. 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.
With over 30 years of experience in the toy industry, Steve has been instrumental in driving tremendous growth, covering a multitude of brands with virtually all major retailers in Canada. He began his career at Hasbro in Marketing and shifted to Sales early on, when that opportunity presented itself.
Steve has led teams to perform at the highest levels, occupying roles as V.P. Sales/New Business Development and V.P. Customer Strategic Marketing. During most of his career, he has also been responsible for managing excess inventory sales.
His ability to work closely with customers to drive mutually beneficial programs has always been evident, as has his positive attitude. Steve is adept at recognizing issues and developing creative solutions to resolve them. This has contributed to his outstanding reputation in the toy industry.
Murielle joins CroJack with over 20 years of sales, marketing, and merchandising experience. Most recently Murielle served as Vice President of Marketing at Carbonleo, one of Canada’s premiere commercial real estate developers.
At Carbonleo, Murielle oversaw branding and marketing of the company’s major projects, including the Four Seasons Montreal and the Royalmount retail and lifestyle destination - a partnership to build Montreal’s new midtown with L. Catterton (LVMH group). Murielle was also responsible for the Merchandising and Marketing functions at Dix30, a suburban retail and lifestyle destination on the south shore of Montreal.
Prior to her time at Carbonleo, Murielle was Director of Merchandising at JS Group International, a Montreal based fashion company. Murielle worked closely with the company's factories in Asia where she gained strong strategic planning, production and operational experience.
With her solution oriented approach, Murielle is a welcome addition to the CJ team.
Crojack also maintains a great group of sales representatives who would love to sell to you. Please don't hesitate to ask Steve for a local sales representative to call you.
Manufacturers - feel free to recommend sales reps you like to work with. We are always looking for awesome 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.