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Rick Watson
Works at Barnes & Noble
Attended Vanderbilt University
Lives in New York, NY
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An attachment set for a mixer I don’t own. Well heck. Blogging is becoming expensive. About a month or so ago I wrote an entry about eBay search where I said that on Kitchenaid.com there were...
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Ok I’m headed to Barcelona and it should be a lot of fun. Gaudi. All that. Why does an ECommerce nut get to go to Barcelona? Well to talk about Marketplaces or course. Details: E-Com...
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Are your eyes tired? Too focused on building new things to see the pile of stuff building up in the corner? Paypal has recently rolled out some new messaging and tiers around its products, and it ...
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Yesterday with the help of Melissa Campanelli from Retail Online Integration and Clark Hale Monsoon Commerce, I delivered a part of presentation to introduce people to online Marketplaces. Many in t...
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Over the years, I’ve #FAILED. MISERABLY. at least 3 other times I’ve tried to setup a blog. Here’s how I failed in the same insane way those times: Setup Wordpress. Infinitely customize plugi...
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One of the reasons I enjoy blogging is I really enjoy thought experiments on businesses. This is another one of those. I choose eBay/Amazon a lot because they are both commerce leaders, visible/tran...
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Obviously Google has had its Commerce Search for a while but this is a clear signal that Amazon is entering the game. As far as eBay is concerned, they might need to pay attention here. X.Commerce...
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“Oh that, idea? We’ve done that before 5 years ago! Let me save you some time.” Being a leader is tough. Not only do you have to pick a good idea, but you have to get the execution right. It str...
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ECommerce Executive | Software Product Management and Engineering | Agile SaaS Manager
Introduction
ECommerce Management and Strategy: 

I am a Product Management and Engineering/Technology executive, with a particular focus on ECommerce and Online Marketplaces.

For over 10 years, I have architected and led software product organizations in the creation of multi-billion dollar transactional ECommerce businesses.

I have also consulted for a number of early-stage Internet startups, particularly in ECommerce.

If you are interested in learning more, please visit rickwatsonsblog.com


ECommerce Networking:

I founded the NY ECommerce Lounge because I did not see a great place for ECommerce executives in NYC to network and learn from each other. Most networking events are dominated by recruiters or people trying to sell something. I wanted to create an exclusive event whose members were building long-term industry relationships.

For more information, please visit nyecommercelounge.com
Education
  • Vanderbilt University
    Master's, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1996 - 1998
  • Vanderbilt University
    BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1992 - 1996
Work
Occupation
ECommerce Director, Marketplace
Employment
  • Barnes & Noble
    General Manager, Marketplace, 2011 - present
  • ChannelAdvisor
    Director of Product Management & Engineering, 2007 - 2010
  • ChannelAdvisor
    Senior Product Manager, 2004 - 2007
  • ChannelAdvisor
    Engineering Team Lead, 2001 - 2004
  • AuctionRover.com
    Software Engineer, 1999 - 2001
  • Stingray Software
    Software Engineer, 1998 - 1999
Places
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Currently
New York, NY
Previously
Raleigh, NC - Nashville, TN - New Orleans, LA