We radically simplify
Access top brands worldwide with speed, power, and trust.
Currently, wholesale distribution is driven by various middlemen and independent sales reps connecting suppliers to buyers. This fragments how suppliers and buyers can reach each other and limits everything by the capacity of the humans involved.
We’ve created a technology, from the ground up, to address these and many more issues that currently plague wholesale distribution. Our company was founded by a team of industry experts who set out to fix this problem for themselves. DISTRIBUTE is what came out of it.
Co-Founder and CEO
Murphy believes that successful business comes down to one simple thing – connecting people through technology. In the 90’s he leveraged thousands of online channels for product distribution in a dial-up world. Known as an industry pioneer, Murphy was one of the first to introduce online retailers to APIs to optimize inventory distribution. A life-long entrepreneur, Murphy led two companies to successful exits. First he founded R.K.W. which was acquired in 2003 by Overstock.com (OSTK). In July 2008, Murphy and his partners founded then sold LiquidationConnect.com and all affiliated properties to the largest recycling company in the U.S. (ERI) Electronic Recyclers International, Inc. He advises startups and is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs reach their goals. Murphy’s an avid surfer, practices meditation daily, and likes things that are impossible.
Co-Founder and VP, Sales
Scott’s 20 years of sales experience earned him the nickname “the godfather of deal making” in the product distribution space. He’s managed nation-wide sales teams for leading Fortune 500 companies including Rayovac, Hamilton Beach, Gillette, Colgate, and Reebok, and The National Football League. Scott has helped 1000’s of enterprise customers sell over $1 billion+ in inventory. With deep knowledge in both domestic and international product distribution, he’s worked closely with consumer and B2B brands from housewares to hardware. When it comes to closing, Scott doesn’t hesitate to work hard to get the job done, especially through empowering his team to succeed.
VP of Engineering
Douglas is a fiercely dedicated and highly energetic engineering leader. He has been building sophisticated software products for more than a decade, and has succeeded at companies like Mint, Birst, Beckon, to name a few. Spanning everything from seed stage startups to large corporations. He is both an expert in technical execution and an effective team leader. He is passionate about all aspects of his work, from tools, engineering, and testing, to architecture and team culture.
Douglas has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, a Software Architecture Professional Certificate from Carnegie Mellon, and is a Stanford Certified Project Manager. In his free time he enjoys reading the source code of open source projects and contributing to machine learning research, as well as spending quality time with his wife and two daughters.
John has spent over 15 years dedicated to user-centric design, striving for the most simple and elegant solutions that create the best experiences. With a start in silicon valley as an engineer at McAfee, Flextronics, and Inter-Tel he learned the technical side of successful development before shifting his focus to graphic design and user experience. He’s guided mobile UI and application UX design for multiple Silicon Valley startups to global brands through Qualcomm’s innovation division. John is an avid photographer and spends an increasing amount of time in VR space.