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PROVEN BACKGROUND OF PERFORMANCE
CEO Dean Finnegan founded Pandigital Inc. in 2005
Grew the company from zero to 225 million in annual sales over 6 years
Developed the 1st Home Decor Digital Photo Frame
Developed the 1st Android Tablet
UNIQUE MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING STRATEGY
Maintains margin integrity and limits price erosion while maximizing the "right" retail presence.
Utilizing retailers as marketing arm to quickly build consumer awareness
Perfect Retail Execution to maximize sell-thru velocity.
Complete Sales Management of Retail Channel Execution
Retailer Vendor and SKU Setups
Sales Collateral Creation
Point of Purchase Display Design and Execution
On-line Marketing Execution
PO Management and Processing
Inventory Planning / Supply Chain Management
Consumer Customer Service
PO & AR Financing
Financial Forecasting / Budgets
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31 years of experience in Technology Consumer Products Marketing and Sales with a focus on product vision/creation, product marketing, and strategic retail distribution execution in ALL of the major retail channels in North America.
Founder and CEO of Multi Dimension Inc. from 2013 to present. MDI is a consumer products technology company specializes in creating and marketing innovative technology products to all major retailers in North America and Europe (38,000 retail store fronts).
Founder and CEO of Pandigital Inc. from 2003 to 2012 with to 225 million in annual revenue. Created the world's first home decor digital photo frame and established retail distribution in over 35,000 retail store fronts in North America, maintaining the lead market share in that category for 6 years against subsequent competitors such as Kodak, HP, Sony, Phillips. Pandigital also created the first Wi Fi DPF, the first touch interface DPF, and the first cellular connected DPF. Pandigital also created and launched the world's first Android tablet in 2009. Pandigital shipped over 15 million units from 2005-2011 when the company was sold to a strategic in Asia.
Founder and CEO of Sourcing Network Sales 1999-2003 sourcing and producing technology products for multiple retail channels in the U.S.
Sales Manager for all Divisions of Casio Inc in North America1995-1999 including Digital Imaging, Consumer Products Group, Audio Video Division, Electronic Musical Instruments, Technology Watches, and Toy. During this 15 year relationship with Casio, Finnegan was directly involved with new technology introduction in North America that includes the first consumer digital watch, first consumer digital camera, first digital diary, first PDA, first LCD TV, and first digital keyboard, among many other products
Over 28 years experience establishing national retail distribution with both established mainstream brands and start-ups with a high energy focus in building sales and top management level retail relationships. Extensive experience in cross-category diversity in all major U.S retail channels including Mass Merchants, Technology, Housewares, Home Improvement, Home Shopping, Mass Merchant Drug, Grocery, Internet, and Specialty.
Kelly Clarke Regional account manager at Kelly Clarke from 1989 - 1995 with Kelly Clarke, a national food broker with the largest brands in the OTC category, responsibility was focused onthe national drug chain retail distribution.
Morgan & Sampson USA 1995 – 2012. VP for this national rep organization. Responsible for expanding the retail account base to include the upscale specialty channel and development from product design to retail execution with the largest houseware/tabletop brands in the industry. Focus on new product launches for many of today's established brands from Anchor Hocking Breathright, Brita, Glocosamin, Johnson and Johnson, Remington, Ray O Vac and Sunbeam to name a few. Developed and grew new distribution channels including Home Shopping and Club.
2012 - Present Formed M&D to bring new products to market after partnering with Barbara Corcoran from the Shark Tank in the shows first season to help her Entrepreneurs build their retaildistribution strategy to drive consumer awareness and sales revenue. Shark Tank entrepreneur successes include national roll-outs at Bed Bath, Costco, Kroger, Petsmart, Safeway, Sam’s, Target, and Wal-mart among others.
Also partnered with ATA Retail Services, the largest general merchandise impulse service provider in the U.S., primarily to national grocery and drug retailers. Responsible for all business development for both domestic and international expansion that has resulted in the addition of the largest grocery chains in Canada and significant expansion in the U.S.
Selected as Event Speaker for WOBI (World of Business Ideas) to educate entrepreneurs on strategic retail distribution strategies in NYC.
VP of Product Development
1999-2006 Product Manager at Vialta, Videophone and Digital Pictures.
2005-2009 One of the first employee's at Pandigital as a Product Manager, Digital Photo Frame and Android Tablet pioneer with sales over 200 million. Responsibilities included product development, QA process management, contract manufacturer management, production management, and engineering resource manager.
2010-2013: Founder of Altaz, unique BT audio product manufacturer and marketing company.
2013-Present: MDI VP of Product Development.
27 years of experience in the Technology Consumer Products Engineering, Quality control and Product management. Manager of Multi Dimension China Inc. from 2014 to present.
Consultant of Xianyun china branch Inc. from 2012 to 2014 responsibility for branches management.
Manager of Pandigital China Inc. from 2008 to 2012 responsibility for new project implementation, production management and quality control at 7 different contract manufactures based in Taiwan and China.
VP of First international computer 1988-2008 producing technology, product engineering , product management, RMA and product marketing.
B.S. in statistics – National Taipei University
Electronic engineering– Taipei vocational training center
Mechanical engineering– Taiwan St. John's & St. Mary’s Industrial Technology school
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In Q4 of 2015, MDI is launching the Orbi, a children’s “safety” micro-cell phone/tracker. My Orbi is a revolutionary micro cell phone/tracker for children ages 3-11, the one “unconnected” segment of society. Parents can now call or text their children anytime, anywhere and know their exact current and past locations. Children can also now call or text their parents anytime. Because parents have been reluctant to provide their children with smartphones before age 11 due to the social impact and unfettered internet access, a miniaturized Orbi “feature phone” is the perfect solution. The Orbi comes with a mini carabineer and leash but it also snaps into a wristband “ring” as a wearable.
In Q3 of 2014, Thin Optics was launched as a new reading glasses technology that attaches to existing smart phones, allowing the 128 million people that need reading glasses to always have them at their finger tips. By Q4 of 2015, the retail distribution goal of over 20,000 retail store fronts will be realized.
M&D Sales and Marketing began working with Barbara Corcoran in 2009 during the first season of Shark Tank and successfully launched two of the those first year entrepreneur products into national retail accounts. That success has continued over the years as the shows popularity has grown and the entrepreneurs continue to engage M&D for their retail execution strategy based on current and past success. Among those successes was the first Shark Tank Entrepreneur devoted end-cap at retail with Target in 2014. In addition, successful placement was achieved on multiple product lines in Sam's, Target, Costco, CVS, Pet Smart, QVC, Safeway, Walmart, AAFES, and many more. Along with their unprecedented access to mass market retail channels, M&D also offers operational logistical support to these new Shark Tank entrepreneurs to ensure their success.
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M&D SALES & MARKETING
M&D Sales and Marketing was founded in 2009 by Melinda Finnegan as a non-traditional manufacturers representative organization focused on early stage companies. M&D executed on North American retail distribution strategies in all of the major retail channels including Mass, Drug, Grocery, Internet, CE, Department Stores, Home Shopping, Home Improvement, Hardware, Pet, Children/Toy, and Specialty. In addition to the many early stage companies, M&D represents Lifetime Brands (KitchenAid, Farberware, Wallace and Towle, Mikasa), Spectrum Brands (Remington, RayoVac, Black and Decker).
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MULTI DIMENSION INC
6601 Owens Drive, Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA 94588