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David Sandusky
Works at Idea Chic
Attended Metropolitan State College of Denver
Lives in Denver, CO
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co-Founder and operator of Idea Chic with my bride | Recruiter | Speaker | Entrepreneur
Employment
  • Idea Chic
    co-Founder, 2009 - present
  • Founder Recruiting Partners
    Founder, Executive Recruiter, 2012 - 2013
  • YourBrandPlan.com
    Founder, 2005 - 2012
  • Center for Innovation
    Adjunct Professor, former Advisory Board, 2009 - 2011
  • Slayton Executive Search and Startup advisory board work
    Executive Recruiter, 2002 - 2005
  • DHR Executive Search
    VP Operations and Executive Recruiter, 1997 - 2001
  • Camp Fire
    Chair, Board of Directors Rocky Mountain Region, 2008 - 2009
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Denver, CO
Previously
Arvada, CO - Newport Beach, CA - La Jolla, CA
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Operator at Idea Chic and co-founder with my bride | Recruiter | Speaker | Entrepreneur
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David works shoulder to shoulder with his talented wife producing stationery and gifts for home under the Idea Chic brand sold online and in boutiques around the world. Everything is design and made in Denver, CO USA.

David is a former executive recruiter and brand strategy consultant who loved his small batch manufacturing entrepreneur clients best. His side project with his wife Julie took off and here they are! David earned his BS Marketing at Metro State College in Denver where he has been awarded 2008 Alumni of the Year - Giving Back. He also was recognized by the school and Oppenheimer Funds for Entrepreneur of the Year - honorable mention.

Press and features of Idea Chic products and JS Design custom work

             

- Martha Stewart Weddings - Real Weddings special issue 2014; redbook; Real Simple; 5280 Magazine; LUXE interiors + Design; Pottery Barn; Disney Baby; She Finds; Neenah Paper; Weddingbee; Apartment Therapy; The Gloss; Reign Magazine; ; Denver Life Weddings; Charleston Magazine and more.

- Various T.V. news and newspaper in U.S. cities
- The Globe and Mail in Canada
- bride and bloom magazine 
- style me pretty's little black book of best wedding vendors,
- premier bride magazine 
- confetti magazine - annual
and more

Bragging rights
Founders Award - Invisible Disabilities Association 2011; MSCD Alumni of the Year 2008 - Category of Giving Back. Oppenheimer Funds and Center for Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year - Honorable Mention 2008. Awarded Top Producer DHR Int'l. - Most completed executive searches and best fill rate
Education
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
    B.S. Marketing '97 Alumni of the Year - Giving Back '08
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Honored to have our newest product line, Julia Child quotes kitchen clocks featured in Aug Colorado Home and Lifestyles Magazine! http://www.ideachic.net/collections/christmas-holiday/products/julia-child-quote-kitchen-clock-choose-color
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Idea Chic has been part of the Etsy Wholesale beta since September with 10 orders already. The prospect of this model releasing in August is very exciting and a significant retail trend! 
The company, known for its small-scale artisans and handmade goods, will help some sellers get bigger, and take a commission.
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Next America. Demo research by @pewresearch great portrait of our fascinating future, happening now. http://www.pewresearch.org/next-america/
Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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We've assembled a list of the top 25 blogs that every small retailer needs to read to stay ahead of the curve and thrive when it comes to selling in person. 

Bookmark, subscribe, add to Feedly. However you devour content, be sure to make time for these retail blogs.

Check out the full list here » http://goo.gl/UU8F9f 
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We credit two of these companies for my full required attention to Idea Chic last year. Meet the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 company list
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101734664
Want a snapshot of the private start-ups revolutionizing the business landscape? These 50 innovators may be tomorrow's Wall St. high-fliers.
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Our recent press window display is finally up! More press and features at www.ideachic.net
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Retailers have to be online but value of the local relationship is huge.    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101573601/
A number of brands have turned the tables, first developing their virtual presence, and later moving into the physical space.
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Just picked up Martha Stewart Weddings - Real Weddings special issue spring 2014 with a wedding featured that showcases the invitation suite and some decor materials by Julie and her custom shop, JS Design! 
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Spring '14 parcel post mailed to our subscribers.
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Wise. Truth.
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Thanks +William Attinger for the interview and sharing with your great entrepreneur community! 
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We enjoyed learning more about your business and we are glad you shared your entrepreneurial experience with us. Thank you, David!
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