MarketTime Announces Jacob Teplin as COO
—New position to lead Customer Success, Operations and Sales; to ensure the MarketTime platform scales to meet customers’ evolving needs—
DALLAS – August 4, 2021 – MarketTime, the provider of best-in-class B2B omnichannel commerce solutions, announces that Jacob Teplin has joined MarketTime in a newly created position as COO. Teplin brings nearly 15 years of experience driving growth, transformation, and operational excellence across a portfolio of global brands. Teplin is responsible for all aspects of sales, customer success & support, and operations for MarketTime and its industry-leading software solutions uniting manufacturers, sales teams and retailers in the gift, home, toy, apparel and accessories, housewares, and outdoor living industries. Teplin reports into CEO Chris Happ, who has brought decades of experience as an entrepreneur and B2B marketplace leader.
Teplin joins MarketTime with a successful track record of working with leading global companies to help solve their most pressing business challenges. In his role as the VP of Corporate Development for Dallas-based Crow Holdings, Teplin drove complex enterprise information management initiatives focused on unlocking value and insights from data. Prior to joining Crow Holdings, Teplin spent 10 years with Bain & Company, where he led operational improvement and revenue enhancement projects for Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries.
“Jacob has proven himself to be a strategic thinker and a skilled operator, capable of delivering success on the most complex initiatives,” said Michael Levy, CEO of Crow Holdings, which is an equity partner with MarketTime. “His skills helped us improve our analytics, data insights and reporting platform at Crow Holdings. I am excited to see the success that Jacob, Hemal and Chris will achieve in growing the MarketTime business, bringing new innovative solutions to their customers, and bridging the gap between physical and online B2B commerce.”
“The MarketTime platform is powerful and delivers a unique value proposition to our customers. I’m thrilled to join a company so well-positioned to grow exponentially and to serve customers quickly and comprehensively,” said Teplin.
CEO Happ added, “I could not be more excited to partner with Jacob to grow and scale the MarketTime platform. Jacob brings a laser-focused approach to delivering a fantastic experience to every MarketTime customer.”
Teplin will work closely with MarketTime Founder and CTO, Hemal Patel, who added: “I’m excited to welcome Jacob to the team. His experience is a great complement to a business with more than three decades of success. I’ve built a loyal customer community of more than 80,000 users across many industries by creating solutions that are intuitive, powerful, flexible, and scalable. Jacob will ensure we deliver for our customers every day and continue to scale the platform globally.”
The MarketTime platform has been adopted by both Dallas Market Center and the Brussels Trade Mart as proprietary international platforms for linking buyers and sellers together in virtual marketplaces. Brussels Trade Mart and Dallas Market Center share common ownership via Crow Holdings and have collaborated over the years exchanging ideas, operating philosophies, and best practices. Additional global marketplaces and omnichannel partners for MarketTime will be announced at a later date.
MarketTime’s omnichannel solutions are the only fully integrated cloud-based applications available to customers anywhere and anytime that fulfill three key needs: making product discovery and ordering easier for retailers; making organizing and sharing information intuitive and secure for manufacturers and sales teams; and saving time and money for all ecosystem participants.
The MarketTime advantages are threaded throughout its platform. First and foremost, the solution is easy to set-up, enabling customers to quickly begin using the platform to power their sales. In fact, anyone transitioning from an existing platform will be able to do so with a simple data exchange, and the support of MarketTime’s concierge onboarding service. Furthermore, the company has efficiently solved for a number of challenges, including management and security of data, order transmission and tracking, expanding sales territories, customer service, and commission processing.
· For manufacturers, this includes managing sales orders and product data, promotions, shipping information, and useful documents for approved sales agencies and their salespeople.
· For sales teams, including agencies and sales representatives, this includes tools for shared data to generate sales orders, tracking invoicing and commissions, and managing back-office tasks.
· For retailers, this includes sales tracking, new resources for product discovery and review, and placing orders through B2B ecommerce marketplaces with thousands of products from leading brands across a wide range product categories.
For more information on MarketTime, visit www.markettime.com.
MarketTime is the provider of best-in-class B2B omnichannel commerce solutions, uniting manufacturers, sales teams, and retailers. MarketTime’s solutions are the only fully integrated cloud-based applications available to customers anywhere and anytime that fulfill three key needs: making product discovery and ordering easier for buyers; making organizing and sharing information intuitive and secure for sellers; and saving time and money for all ecosystem participants. Today the company facilitates more than 1.6 million orders annually for more than 80,000 unique retailers with more than 2,100 brands, 300 sales agencies and 3,100 salespeople.