Executive Team Chad Weinman Founder // Cat5 Commerce
In 2014, the St. Louis Business Journal honored Chad with the 40 Under 40 award, recognizing his commitment to strong business and community involvement.
Chad is a dynamic Internet entrepreneur with a strong passion for e-commerce, 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.
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.
In 2014, the St. Louis Business Journal honored Chad with the 40 Under 40 award, recognizing his commitment to strong business and community involvement. 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.