Prior to co-founding SBP, Ted was also a co-founder of Brandwise, Inc., leading the company's sales, marketing, and business developments efforts through its first seven years of growth.
Previously, Ted was Principal and Owner of New York-based drummers, Inc., a 40-year-old houseware and gift wholesaler.
Under Ted's leadership, drummers grew from 6 to more than 50 employees, becoming one of the largest and most visible wholesale distribution and brokerage organizations on the eastern seaboard, with customers ranging from specialty retailers to mass market venues such as Bed Bath & Beyond, QVC, Babies"R"Us, Federated Department Stores (now Macy's, Inc.), Linens 'N Things, Barnes & Noble, OfficeMax, Carlton Cards (retail division of American Greetings), Target, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Wegmans Food Markets, and David's Bridal
In 2000 drummers, Inc. merged with The Ivystone Group
, with the combined company now encompassing more than 200 employees and operations across 48 states.
supervised and helped orchestrate The Ivystone Group
to diversify its product selection, acquire other comapnies with strategic product offerings and geographic positions, and centralize corporate offices.
Although no longer active in an operational capacity with The Ivystone Group nor Brandwise, Ted sits on the board of both companies.
Ted holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Boston University.