Insider’s Guide to Miami
Name: Marc Ashley
The stats: Born in New York; lived in Miami the past 10 years, currently in South Beach.
Why he loves Miami: The city has an international vibe. It’s such a melting pot of cultures.
Marc Ashley, the chief operating officer of the online retail giant Market America, is fully engrossed in the culture of his company. He lives and breathes it, and it makes sense that he does considering he put in his everything into launching the company with his sister Loren and her husband JR Ridinger back in 1992. As chief operating officer, Ashley oversees all corporate internal operations of the company. He focuses on leading the executive team in their common quest to create an addictive shopping experience — an online site that offers anything the end user could want and more. Beyond the 35 million products and services for purchase through Market America and its partner stores, the portal includes email service, deals, movies and media, customer reviews, product demos, social networking, amongst other offerings. Under Ashley’s direction, Market America recently launched a partnership with the popular internet shopping destination, shop.com, a union that promises to significantly enhance MA’s already powerful presence in the online world. As Market America grows at an exponential rate, Ashley is there every step of the way.
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