Introducing the Founders of B2B Next
Vertical Web Media, the publisher of Digital Commerce 360, who owns the brands, B2BecNews, Internet Health Management and Internet Retailer®, the world’s leading provider of e-commerce retailing news, analysis and research was founded in 1999. Vertical Web Media has been a journalistically driven enterprise which has as its mission to be the largest and most credible provider of objective business information on the market trends, technology, competitive practices and people that are shaping the digital commerce industry. B2BecNews covers all aspects of how businesses sell to business, government, educational and other institutional clients via the web. Meanwhile providing intelligence to the executives, managers and professionals at manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and distributors. B2BecNews provides B2B business intelligence through all digital channels, and produces research reports, such as the B2B E-Commerce 300, online databases, and custom reports. Molly Love is currently the CEO and President of Vertical Web Media.
Andy Hoar is one of the world’s leading authorities on B2B e-commerce business and strategy. He’s written about, and consulted extensively with, distributors and manufacturers at Fortune 100 and leading mid-market B2B companies around the world that are digitizing their direct and indirect selling initiatives. Until recently, Andy was a vice president and principal analyst at a global business and advisory services firm where he authored the definitive work on B2B e-commerce. Andy has been quoted in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Internet Retailer and CNBC. He is a summa cum laude graduate in economics from the University of Dayton and holds advanced degrees from Harvard University and Northwestern University.