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Richard Sexton

Richard Sexton

Richard Sexton is an ecommerce visionary. His story has been well documented by Google, Entrepreneur, Internet Retailer, the Charlotte Observer, and other media as someone who walked away from a high-paying but unsatisfying career and embarked on a one-year journey across Asia with his future wife, Cheryl.

Upon their return, Richard began his first brick-and-mortar business in Charlotte while Cheryl began her medical residency. What started as a local art and furniture gallery grew into a much bigger business when it went online in 1998. This business eventually became Carolina Rustica, an early leader in Internet retail technology and cutting-edge ecommerce ecosystems. The company is now a nationally-recognized omnichannel retailer of high end furniture.

In 2012, Richard sold the company to Mattress USA, in Brighton, Mich. He continued in his role as president until early 2015, when he launched OmniMarketing2020, a consulting firm for large and small ecommerce businesses.

Richard received an M.S. in Management Science from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and was one of a handful of students selected to be an Austin Scholar, Kellogg's highest academic recognition.

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