Co-founder and CEO, E3 Style
Vanessa is the Co-founder and CEO of E3 Style, a product development business for major retailers and distributors of consumer electronics, stationery and pet products in Australia and worldwide. The company develops products using retailer brands, its own brands and through the licensing of popular characters including Star Wars, Batman, and Peppa Pig.
Vanessa and her team have developed almost 11 million products for the Australian market, and E3 Style is now the largest youth electronics supplier in Australia, as well as the largest licensed electronics supplier in Australia and New Zealand.
Vanessa is highly active in her businesses, overseeing the sales, product and business strategy, as well as working to set up a global distribution network. E3 Style provides major retailers with complete product development outsourcing solutions and gives them access to exclusive product offers.
Born and raised in Australia, she is now acclaimed as one of Australia’s top young entrepreneurs, and was the only female CEO to make the “Smart 50 fastest-growing companies” lists compiled by SmartCompany. Vanessa was also recently recognized in Australia’s 100 Women of Influence list.
Having established business with every major retailer in Australia and New Zealand, and a back catalog of products that is over 12,000 product models strong, their focus will now be to grow the business internationally using the product ranges and knowledge that they have built over the past 9 years.
Distributors and Agents have already been set up in UK and US to replicate this successful model to these new markets. The business is being built to scale rapidly in 2015 and beyond with systems, people and offices established in China, Australia, UK and US.
“Having established business with every major retailer in Australia and New Zealand, and a back catalog of products that is over 12,000 product models strong, the focus will now be to grow the business internationally using the product ranges and knowledge that has been built over the past nine years,“ says Vanessa Garrard, Co-founder and CEO of E3 Style.