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Rick Watson Rick Watson

VP Operations | Merchantry


VP Operations at Merchantry



ECommerce Management and Strategy:

I am an ECommerce/Internet executive, with a particular focus on using technology to improve the lives of customers -- currently the VP Operations at Merchantry, which powers Marketplace platforms for retailers and media companies.

For over 10 years, I have led companies in the creation of multi-billion dollar transactional ECommerce businesses.

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ECommerce Networking:

I am the founder of the NY ECommerce Lounge, a 100+ member-group dedicated to ECommerce professionals in the New York City area. The goal is to allow members to build long-term industry relationships. The group is rated 5 stars by its membership.

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Conference Speaker:

I have also been a featured speaker at a number of retail-focused industry events.

Industry Expertise (1)


Areas of Expertise (3)


Executive Management

Product Management

Education (2)

Vanderbilt University: MS, Major Electrical Engineering, Minor Computer Science 1998

* 4.0 GPA * Worked as a Graduate researcher at the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, focused on artificial intelligence and robot-human coordination.

Vanderbilt University: BS, Major Electrical Engineering, Minor Computer Science 1996

* Cum Laude * One of only 2 EE undergraduates chosen to work in Vanderbilt Engineering's Intelligent Robotics Laboratory for Graduate Research.

Affiliations (1)

  • Founder of NY ECommerce Lounge