As founder and CEO, I established TCGplayer to connect hobby and collectible businesses and enthusiasts around the world. My goal was to create a community within a community, and provide a workplace culture where employees could pursue their personal passions – like my own for gaming – and feel valued.
To achieve this balance, it was important to be where the action was – where people wanted to meet up, live, work, and recreate. By moving the company to Downtown Syracuse steps away from wonderful restaurants and vibrant businesses, and establishing a lively street-level presence where passersby wanted to engage, I helped TCGplayer to become the most engaging, energizing and exciting office environment in Downtown Syracuse. I’m incredibly proud that TCGplayer is now a cornerstone of the Tech Corridor, and continues to be a driver of economic development in the city.