Jan Bednar

Member Since 2022

Jan Bednar

Founder & CEO

ShipMonk

Florida

I founded ShipMonk in 2014 with a vision to change the way eCommerce companies manage their supply chain and ship products to their customers through a game-changing supply chain software, automation, and exceptional fulfillment solution. ShipMonk is a technology company that solves e-commerce's companies biggest problem > getting the products to their customers while allowing them to focus on growing their business rather than dealing with supply chain and shipping issues. My passion for problem-solving, operations, and technology has enabled me and my team to bootstrap and build ShipMonk into a profitable market leader in the industry and in late 2020 brought on PE Growth Partners in a $355M round. I started with $30k from a college business plan competition, and in just a little over 5 years, build ShipMonk from $0 to over $300M in annual recurring revenue, 10 locations around the world, and over 2500 exceptional employees. I’m a huge proponent of bootstrapping and never used external funding to grow the business. ShipMonk is currently helping over 1,500 eCommerce companies to deliver over 5 million products every month to their customers around the world. I’m originally from the Czech Republic and moved to the U.S to go to school with a dream of starting my entrepreneurial journey at the age of 17. After a few failed businesses, I founded BedaBox (international package forwarding business) after graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 2014 and in 2016 pivoted BedaBox to ShipMonk. In my personal life, I love to travel, play ice hockey, wake surf, do CrossFit, martial arts, adrenaline sports (heli-skiing, paragliding, kitesurfing, canyoning, etc.), and anything else that gets the blood flowing with my amazing wife or friends. I’m always down to connect with like-minded individuals (no boring sales pitches) so don’t be shy and if you feel like we should connect hit me up!


SKILLS

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Planning

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COMPANY INFO

ShipMonk

ShipMonk is the world's largest 3PL for high growth ecommerce and DTC brands. Since our inception in 2014, we've operated with a singular guiding principle: to help small and medium-sized e-commerce businesses scale by offering technology-driven fulfillment solutions that enable business founders to devote more time to the things that matter most in their businesses. Put simply, ShipMonk helps e-commerce companies stress less and grow more. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, ShipMonk has more than 2,500 employees across facilities in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Pittston, PA, Los Angeles, CA, Bay Shore, NY, Las Vegas, NV, Dayton, NJ, Louisville, KY, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Tecate, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Prague, Czech Republic. More information is available at www.shipmonk.com.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • eCommerce Order Fulfillment
  • Storage and Warehousing
  • Inventory Management Software

INDUSTRY

Technology