Entrepreneur, Ecommerce Investor, Strategic Advisor, Speaker

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Co-Founder & President Foundry

Entrepreneur,
Ecommerce Investor,
Strategic Advisor,
Speaker

Learn More

Co-Founder & President Foundry

Meet Tom

Tom Shipley

Tom Shipley is a serial entrepreneur, Ecommerce investor, strategic advisor, speaker and over the past 20-years has become one of the leading experts in omni-channel brand building.
Tom’s brands have sold over $2B though Direct-to-Consumer Marketing and Retail. His brands are widely-recognized household names that can be seen on TV, radio, and online and found in major retailers like Costco, Ulta, CVS, Nordstroms, HSN, and more.
Tom is now the President and Co-Founder of Foundry, a private equity backed omni-digital brand aggregator that buys, grows and scales D2C and Amazon eCommerce brands.

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Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

The T. Shipley Catalog

One of Tom’s first startups, a marketing and operations consulting agency led in 1999 to launching and growing The T. Shipley Catalog, a $20M catalog and ecommerce brand in just 3 years.

Atlantic Coast Brands

Starting with no capital, Tom and his partner launched Atlantic Coast Brands (ACB) in 2005, and grew it into one of the largest direct to consumer multi-brand companies in America.

During the 2008 financial crisis, Tom leveraged low cost media in DRTV and DR Radio to grow ACB from $35M to $100M within 18 months.

ACB’s first brand, Hydroxatone, grew to over $1bn in sales through digital, DRTV, DR radio and retail distribution in ULTA, HSN and Costco.

In 2010, ACB launched Keranique, which is now the #1 hair regrowth brand for women in America with over $630 M in sales through Digital Channels, DRTV, Amazon, HSN, salons and retailers such as Ulta, CVS and Riteaid.

Strategic Advisor

Strategic Advisor

Tom’s biggest passion in business is working with onfire entrepreneurs as an advisor to grow multi-channel Direct-to-Consumer businesses to iconic brands. He loves working with $3M-$30M businesses with the goal of hyper growth in profitability and increasing enterprise value for exit opportunities.

To grow brands to $100M+, Tom used the learnings from his success and failures to develop his business blueprint. As an investor and strategic partner, Tom leverages this framework for incorporating strategy, product, people, systems plus a network of contacts to help grow to 8 and 9 figure businesses.

Testimonials

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Ventures

Tom’s Former Ventures

Advisory

Strategic Advisory