is a serial entrepreneur and investor, having founded and led several high growth companies in the B2B arena. Prior to KWIPPED, Robert founded and sold GlobalTestSupply.com, a world-class provider of test and measurement equipment that ranked #800 on the INC 5000 fastest growing companies list. Prior to that, he was the founding employee and Vice President of Sales for MFG.com, the leading online manufacturing marketplace and a portfolio company of Jeff Bezos's Bezos Expeditions. Robert started his career at EDS (now Siemens), is co-owner of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, is an active angel investor via IMAF Cape Fear in Wilmington, NC and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.
is an expert communications strategist and a free-flowing source of creative ideas. He has worked for some of the most recognizable brands in the world, including: Berkshire Hathaway, Wells Fargo, GEICO, Duke Energy, Disneyland, Lexus and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Prior to KWIPPED, he managed multi-million dollar marketing budgets for Discover Card, including co-op campaigns with high-profile merchants like Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Sears, Target and JC Penney. Robin maintained responsibility of the Sprint account in his role as Senior Account Executive for the Martin Agency of Richmond, VA and spent nine years as the Senior Copy Writer for Banner Direct, a Manhattan based marketing firm. Robin has a B.A. in Organizational and Corporate Communications from Northern Illinois University.
is a highly experienced, delightfully creative Information Technology virtuoso with proven success developing and leveraging innovative technology to advance and grow businesses across a wide range of tech environments. He has a BS degree in mathematics and computer science from High Point University and a Master’s from Wake Forest University. His career includes the founding of a tech infrastructure company in the early 2000’s, two Vice Presidential positions at High Point University, and Vice President for Information Technology Services for Cape Fear Community College. In 2010 he was a recipient of the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders under 40 award and in 2015 Wellington was the recipient of the Wilmington Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Wilmington Outstanding Class Member award.
is a seasoned sales professional with several years of business development and account management experience in the advertising and technology fields. Prior to KWIPPED, Brian was Director of Business Development and Marketing for nGage, a national developer of software applications for touch screen hardware. Brian has also been successful in growing business for national companies such as Callsource and Clipper Magazine, as well as Pennysaver, as regional print advertising company in Maryland. Brian has a B.A. In Mass Communications from Frostburg State University (MD).
brings 7 years of sales and business development from varied industries including construction & industrial equipment. Most recently, Charlie was responsible for building the US distribution channel for Dustcontrol, a global manufacturer of portable dust extractors. He has deep domain expertise of industrial procurement and the equipment rental industry. Charlie earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
is a student at the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has a strong aptitude for numbers, is proficient with computers (he impressed management with his use of a proxy server) and enjoys predictive modeling of basketball statistics in his spare time. Ryan lived in China and speaks conversational Mandarin.
brings a professional background of sales and business development across varied industries including sales management with the Sherwin Williams Company, property management, and most recently mortgage lending. After a brief stint of collegiate athletics, Gabe landed in Huntington, WV where he studied business management and received his undergraduate degree from Marshall University.
Jamie brings 5 years of business development experience from varied industries including music, custom imprinting, and construction. Prior to KWIPPED, Jamie was the Assistant Project Manager for CMC Building, Inc. In her free time, Jamie spends time with her husband and is a movie / TV show / music / book addict. She is an avid convention attendee and is part of the staff for EyeCon Conventions. Jamie has a B.S. in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
is a multi-talented business professional with decades of experience as a sales and operations leader. Having worked in the hospitality industry for twenty-seven years with Ritz-Carlton and Marriott, James demonstrates expert knowledge in audio/visual, food & beverage, high-tech production and event management operations. He also has expertise in the music industry having been a professional musician, booking agent, and record label owner. James grew up in Jacksonville FL, and has lived in Boston, Tucson, and Raleigh.
is a 5 year old Yorkshire Terrier whose dad works at our office. Opie has a taste for adventure and enjoys living on the edge. Opie's hobbies include barking at squirrels, sunbathing under one of the office windows, and laying in a "sploot" fashion. He enjoys carrots and being the center of attention. His favorite color is brown, because he is colorblind.