Location: Erie, PA
Business type: B2B
Business summary: MaxBack remarkets gently used wearables, cell phones, and tablets. Damaged or unusable devices are remanufactured or recycled by MaxBack's parent company Environmental Reclamation Services, Inc. (ERS), an R2 and ISO-14001-certified, reverse-logistics company. ERS, located in Erie, PA, has been in business for two decades and is the premier recycler of printer cartridges and small electronics from around the world.
About Sean: Sean has a 20 year track record of creating and growing internet-based businesses. He is one of the founders of FundingFactory, a groundbreaking, fundraising-through-recycling program for schools and charities. Participating organizations earn funds by collecting empty printer cartridges, cell phone and other consumer electronics products. Over 50,000 organizations have benefited through FundingFactory, collectively earning over $30 million in funding from their recycling efforts.
Sean was previously Co-President of Environmental Reclamation Services (ERS), a leading supplier of empty printer cartridges and used cell phones. ERS was acquired by Clover Technologies in 2010. He currently serves as Vice President of Program Development for Clover. In this role, he has lead and brought to market several internal startups. These include LCDBuyer.com, Clover’s purchasing arm for broken glass LCD units from phones, MaxBack, a consumer buy-back site for electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets and Syllabuy.com, a marketplace for teacher-created lesson plans and materials.
Presentation Title: “How We Utilized eCommerce to Turn 41 million lbs of Trash into $32 million in Fundraising Cash”