PORTLAND, Ore., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Society43, the leader in collegiate eyewear, is proud to announce the new hire of Steve Ham, as Sales Director, effective immediately.
Ham comes to Society43 from Lantern Moon, where he served as Director of Sales and Marketing. He brings over 20 years of leadership experience in sales and marketing from companies including Larson Juhl, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, and American Greetings/Carlton Cards, a Fortune 300 company. Most recently, as Sales and Marketing Director at Lantern Moon, he successfully grew sales by 30% in his first four months while implementing comprehensive new sales systems and marketing initiatives.
Ham will bring his extensive sales and management experience to his role at Society43 to further develop and execute the company's national and international sales strategies. "Steve brings an incredible amount of insight, experience, and sales knowledge to our business, which will make him an incredible asset to our team," says CEO, Jason Bolt. "His ambitious attitude and extensive background in sales and marketing leadership positions are exactly what we need to maintain and defend our position as the #1 licensed eyewear company. He has the ability to grow and manage sales departments for companies large and small. His passion for helping customers and salespeople achieve profitable growth will be a strong fit for our growing sales group & customer base. "
"I am excited to bring my long history of managing inside sales teams and working with national sales representatives." Ham said. "In previous roles, I have developed and implemented sales strategies that quickly and effectively get products into independent retailers, key multi-location retailers, and national chains. I look forward to further accelerating the rapid growth Society43 is enjoying with the right product, right people, and right timing."
As Sales Director, Steve will lead the day-to-day operations of Society43's national sales staff, while further developing the company's strategic sales goals. His proven track record of improving sales through daily performance analysis and effective program and personnel management makes Ham an excellent addition to the Society43 team.
Society43 was founded in 2010 and is the leader in officially licensed eyewear. The company offers sunglasses for more than 70 of the largest universities in the world and over 3,000 custom sunglasses combinations, with new colors added monthly. Society43 is a socially conscious company that specializes in well-built, exciting, and affordable sunglasses for collegiate sports fans.
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