Corporate Bios

Marc Joseph
Marc Joseph is the founder of www.dollardays.com, the premiere online wholesaler that helps small businesses compete against larger enterprises and nonprofit organizations find the products they need to support their causes. DollarDays offers more than 225,000 high quality products at wholesale and closeout prices. Mr. Joseph has helped build some of America's most known retail stores including Federated Department Stores, Bill's Variety Stores, Everything's A Dollar Stores and Crown Book Stores. Most recently he started a chain of hair salons in Arizona and built it up to 11 stores before selling them to devote full time to DollarDays. He is the author of the book "The Secrets of Retailing ... How To Beat Wal-Mart" which provides expert advice to independent businesses of all sizes on everything from the psychology of buying and the hiring of great employees, to working successfully with vendors and promoters as well as how to expand your business on the Internet. Mr. Joseph is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and the International Business Times news websites.

Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey, Chief Financial Officer, has over 12 years of finance and accounting experience. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, primarily auditing manufacturing clients and then spent three years working as a financial analyst for L Brands (formerly Limited Brands). From 2006 to 2012, Jeff served as as Director of Finance for Cardinal Health, Inc., a Fortune 19 company that provides products and services that help pharmacies, hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices and other healthcare providers. During his time at Cardinal Health he held several Director-level Finance positions, including acting as divisional controller for a business unit, leading the Financial Planning and Analysis function for a reporting segment and overseeing the Sarbanes Oxley compliance process for the company.

Steve Walker
Steve Walker, VP of Merchandising, is a progressive and broadly experienced leader with a solid track record of success in achieving and exceeding financial targets in merchandising. His experience in dealing with suppliers and in every facet of the retail and wholesale industry helps ensure that the DollarDays site continues to have a robust assortment of products to offer its customers.Steve is collaborative, resourceful and innovative in driving positive impact with our vendors. Walker graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Accounting from the University of Tulsa and an MS in Management from University of St. Thomas, summa cum laude as well.

Jason Pedersen
Jason Pedersen, DollarDays Vice President of Sales, has over 15 years of Sales Management experience and joined DollarDays in 2008 as Vice President of Sales, undertaking the growth and development of the sales department for dollardays.com. Prior to joining the team, Jason spent 8 years with a top international business process outsourcing company; managing sales and operations for some of its leading fortune 1000 clients. He was relied upon to either lift the ceiling on already preforming and profitable programs or to successfully launch new programs off the ground. During his tenure, Jason was involved in some astronomical growth; going from a small, private solutions provider to a $250 million global provider of sales, customer service and tech support which boasted more than 10,000 employees.

Mike Stringer
Mike Stringer, VP of Business Development joined the DollarDays team in March 2008. A proud graduate of the University of Tennessee, he began his career and executive business experience in June of 2000 with Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) a Fortune 100 company, where he opened, managed and grew major accounts such as Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Ace Hardware and Sears. From 2005-2008, Mr. Stringer was the National Sales Manager for a privately held nutraceutical company. He was responsible for all major national and global distribution. At DollarDays, Mr. Stringer implemented a new business development division, leveraging his experience in selling and account management to create new revenue streams with national accounts and partnerships.

Jackie Eldridge
Jackie Eldridge, Director of Marketing, is an accomplished marketing professional who uses creative strategy to produce innovative marketing solutions that boosts sales and business development. Eldridge manages all aspects of marketing as well as identifying innovative solutions to grow sales. Eldridge holds a degree in journalism from Ohio University and has 30 years of marketing experience.

Samantha Starnes
Samantha Starnes, Customer Service Manager for DollarDays, manages a sizable team of customer service representatives who ensure the smooth transition of thousands of orders each month, in addition to being on-call to handle immediate issues from our large sales team. Samantha has extensive experience in operations and exhibits superior management skills focused on serving our customers. She manages all of DollarDays shipping and communicates directly with our warehouses to ensure a positive customer experience. She has been with DollarDays since 2004. DollarDays consistent A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau is a direct reflection on Samantha's strong operations management skills and her commitment to excellence.

John Gaudelli
John Gaudelli, Director of Online Advertising and Business Development Manager, is responsible for all advertising sales and operations, along with non-product revenue relationships such as data sales and lead generation. A Rutgers graduate, John has been in the online advertising and marketing industry since 2000, with 3½ years at Move, Inc. in addition to consulting online startups and traditional firms. Prior to his online experience, John was in the securities industry, working on fixed income desks at Fleet Bank, Mabon Securities, and Charles Schwab.