Episode from the podcastPath 101

From Accounting to Product Management to Entrepreneurship: Learning from Dave Schappell

Released Thursday, 5th March 2009
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Path 101 Co-Founder & CEO Charlie O'Donnell will be interviewing Dave Schappell, founder of TeachStreet. Dave developed his experience creating customer-focused marketplace initiatives at Amazon.com, JibJab and Unitus. He has deep experience in online marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), affiliate marketing, and high-impact public relations– yes, he spends a LOT of time online. As a Director at Amazon.com from '98-'04, he was a driving force in the emergence of the marketplace platform (used and new product sales by third-party merchants) that grew from 0% to more than 24% of Amazon's unit sales today.

Prior to joining Amazon, Dave was a CPA and consultant with Arthur Andersen LLP. Dave attended the MBA program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has a BS from the Pennsylvania State University.