Tom Shipley is the Co-founder and CEO of AVA Acquisitions, an advertising agency aggregation company created to acquire a series of agencies. AVA builds value through programmatic scaling and a people-first approach. Before AVA, Tom raised $100 million to launch Foundry, the Amazon and e-commerce brand aggregator. He is a serial entrepreneur, platform and e-commerce investor, strategic advisor, speaker, and the leading expert in omnichannel brand building and business rollups. Tom's brands have sold over $2 billion through direct-to-consumer, Amazon, and retailers including Costco, Ulta, CVS, Nordstrom, HSN, and more.
Many people struggle with starting, running, and scaling a business. How can you create something that is transformational and positively impacts people's lives?
Having served in the Israeli Defense Forces, Tom Shipley learned significant lessons that have helped him successfully navigate his personal and professional life. Gaining knowledge from his experiences, Tom became a serial entrepreneur with brands that have sold over $2 billion across retailers. With his vast experience, Tom knows what it takes to push through challenges and seek out opportunities. Tune in to hear Tom’s advice on starting and running a thriving business.
In this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz interviews Tom Shipley, Co-founder and CEO of AVA Acquisitions, about his journey from the Israeli Defense Forces to successfully owning businesses. Tom explains the lessons he learned in the forces and how they impact his business operations, his criteria for success, why he founded AVA Acquisitions, and how the company achieved its first acquisition.