Chad Weinman, CEO
Chad is a dynamic Internet entrepreneur with a strong passion for ecommerce, digital marketing and application development. Chad launched his first online store, BDU.COM, from his one-bedroom apartment in the spring of 2004. BDU.COM’s success set the stage for what ultimately became Cat5 Commerce, a multi-million dollar Internet retail business. Cat5 has offices in the St. Louis metropolitan area and operates a handful of ecommerce destinations including RunningShoes.com and TacticalGear.com.
As CEO, one of Chad’s primary responsibilities at Cat5 is to establish and implement the strategic vision for the company. Under Chad’s leadership, Cat5 has enjoyed sustainable growth and increased profitability with every passing year. Chad subscribes to the notion that business objectives are only fully realized when driven by the very best talent. To that end, Cat5 Commerce commits significant resources to assembling and retaining a truly world-class team. Chad believes that this approach, combined with a positive company culture, will continue to propel the business forward.
Prior to Cat5, Chad worked for a St. Louis-based accounting firm and an IT consulting company. Having secured high-level technical certifications from both Cisco and Microsoft, Chad held positions as a network engineer and technology consultant. Chad previously served on the board of the family business, Propper International, for many years.
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