The Executive Team
JR Ridinger is the founder, President and CEO of Internet retail giant Market America, CEO of price comparison leader Shop.com, and the creator of the UnFranchise® Business Development System.
With more than 3 million customers worldwide, JR Ridinger has led Market America and its 180,000 Shop Consultants and UnFranchise owners to generating over $3.8 billion in accumulated retail sales. Individuals utilizing his business plan have earned over $2.2 billion in commissions and retail profits (as of December 31, 2010), of which more than 300 have become millionaires.
Admired worldwide for his leadership abilities, JR Ridinger has leveraged Market America into a recession-proof business by offering exclusively branded products and services, along with deals from more than 3500 of the Internet's top retailers. In late 2010, he made a bold move into the e-commerce space by acquiring existing online shopping platform, Shop.com and is currently focusing the companies efforts on making shopping more social.
JR Ridinger's passion to help others has also led to his involvement with many charitable causes, including Rally for Kids with Cancer, the American Heart Association, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Jennifer Lopez Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and many others.
In his spare time, JR Ridinger maintains a blog, BeingJRRidinger.com, which he established to teach fellow entrepreneurs about tools and principles they can utilize to help grow and build a successful business. In addition, JR Ridinger provides advice on leadership, business management, and other relevant topics.
If you would like to learn more from this remarkable CEO, connect with JR Ridinger on Facebook and Twitter.
Vince Hunt - Chief Operating Officer
Vince Hunt is a founding member of the SHOP.COM team. As Chief Operating Officer, Hunt's focus is on optimizing the company's daily operations, including traffic acquisition and revenue generation, as well as longer-term strategic planning. Hunt previously oversaw all areas of engineering, including site operations, content management, analytics and product development and is credited with the creation and expansion of SHOP.COM's technical platform. Hunt was promoted from Chief Technology Officer to Chief Operating Officer in February 2010.
Hunt has more than 20 years of experience in executive and technical positions. Before coming to SHOP.COM, he was vice president of Altura Software and held various technical roles for Apple, Touch Communications, Inc., and IBM, amongst others. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Cruz.