TCGplayer Appoints Kristin Bauer Chief Supply Chain Officer | State
SYRACUSE, NY, September 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – TCGplayer, the leading technology platform for the collectibles industry and operator of the largest online marketplace for collectible card games, announced today Kristin bauer will join the company as Chief Supply Chain Officer, with immediate effect. In this newly created role, Ms. Bauer will be responsible for advancing TCGplayer’s end-to-end supply chain strategy, including overseeing the operations of its distribution center in Syracuse, New York.
“I have no doubts that Kristin is the right leader in taking our fulfillment services to the next level.” – Chedy Hampson, Founder and CEO of TCGplayer.
Ms. Bauer joins TCGplayer from TJX Companies Inc., where she helped lead the company’s logistics strategy. She is a seasoned retail supply chain leader who brings to TCGplayer nearly two decades of experience developing and implementing strategies for omnichannel retailers, including overseeing a two million square foot distribution center at Target Corporation. Ms. Bauer has a proven track record of operating complex supply chains for fast moving goods, growing distribution centers, and delivering unique customer experiences through innovation.
“Kristin represents a new era of leaders who have grown up leveraging technology and data to impact and accelerate organizations,” said Chedy Hampson, Founder and CEO of TCGplayer. “She will bring TCGplayer the experience and innovation necessary to evolve our supply chain and ensure that our fulfillment operations continue to be our strategic differentiator. I have no doubts that Kristin is the right leader to deliver. our order processing services to the next level. “
Ms Bauer said: “I am delighted to join TCGplayer as Director of Supply Chain at such an exciting time in the history of the company. I look forward to working with Chedy and the entire TCGplayer team to improve our supply chain strategy, better serve our customers. and strengthen TCGplayer’s position in the hobby collectibles market. “
Ms. Bauer joins TCGplayer at an exciting inflection point. As previously announced, TCGplayer secured $ 35 million in the strategic financing of Vista Credit Partners, a subsidiary of Vista Equity Partners, to support its continued rapid growth and upcoming expansion into several new categories of leisure collection, including sports cards and comics. The Company also recently doubled its physical footprint downtown Syracuse and expanded its workforce to over 500 team members, while creating and filling a number of leadership positions, including its first-ever HR Director, Marketing Director and Product Director.
Mr. Hampson continued, “Our distribution center continues to be TCGplayer’s strategic differentiator. It has tripled in size over the past year, helped make TCGplayer the industry’s go-to card authenticator, and transformed the way we are able to serve our customers. Looking ahead, I see no sign of slowing down. In fact, the fulfillment center is poised for imminent growth as we expand our offerings and enter new categories of collectibles. It has never been more important that we make sure to take our local bravery and pair it with the country’s most innovative minds. Under Kristin’s leadership, I believe we will be in the best position to do just that and capitalize on the many growth opportunities to come. “
On Kristin bauer
Kristin bauer is a seasoned retail supply chain leader with nearly two decades of experience developing and implementing transformational strategies for omnichannel retailers to deliver greater value to the entire supply chain. Most recently, Bauer helped lead the logistics strategy of TJX Companies Inc. and the expansion of technology and analytical capabilities, as vice president of logistics strategy and analytics. A retail veteran, Bauer began her career at Target Corporation where, as part of her ten-year tenure, she oversaw a two million square foot distribution center. Throughout her career, Bauer has also led transformational initiatives at Ulta Beauty Inc., serving as Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Operations before joining TJX Companies Inc. She holds an MBA from University of Minnesota and a BS in Information Technology and Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
TCGplayer is the leading technology platform for the collectibles industry. Founded as a digital media platform within the collectible leisure space, the company has grown from its initial roots by working indoors. Syracusehobby stores based on selling comics, sports cards, CDs, collectible cards, figurines and board games in a large e-commerce marketplace. TCGplayer develops applications and technologies that are revolutionizing the collectibles market by connecting thousands of hobby and collectible businesses with customers around the world. The company’s e-commerce and data management tools drive sales through physical stores, websites, mobile apps and the TCGplayer Marketplace. TCGplayer prides itself on creating a culture that fosters camaraderie, embraces diversity, exudes passion and provides stock options to all of its employees. The Company has been ranked among from New York State Fortune.com’s 50 Best Employers and Fortune.com’s Top 100 Companies for Women in the United States and certified Great Place to Work by our employees for five years in a row.
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