Cameron Herold is one of Canada's most innovative business leaders and was a leading force behind one of the most successful new business ventures of the last decade. He has been instrumental in turning a wonderful idea into a runaway success -- 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Since its founding in 1997, the company, an international franchisor, has enjoyed exponential growth and widespread recognition for its business achievements, growing from an initial base in Vancouver to a presence in virtually every major city in North America & Australia. The company will have 2007 revenues of $150 Million, has been profitable every year, has no outside shareholders, and has now begun its European expansion.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Fortune, and on Oprah, and Dr. Phil. It has been nominated for the Business Development Bank's 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award' as well as Ernst & Young's 'Entrepreneur of the Year.' 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was recognized by Profit magazine in 1999 and again in 2005 as one of Canada's Top 50 fastest growing businesses. In 2004 and 2005, the company earned the number one spot as 'BC's Best Company to Work For' by Watson Wyatt global HR firm and BC Business magazine, who proclaimed, 'The top 10 Companies to Work for in B.C. rank particularly high on all four pillars of productive engagement, with the No. 1 company, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, floating startlingly high above the rest.' In 2007 it was also rated the Number 2 Company To Work For In Canada by Canadian Business Magazine.
As Chief Operating Officer until May 2007, Cameron Herold was one of the principle architects of this explosive brand, bringing a wealth of experience to the leadership team, and helping to develop the company's signature corporate culture of employee empowerment.
Prior to his arrival at the 'Junktion,' Herold had two YEO qualifying companies, was Vice President of Corporate Development at Ubarter.com, a 900-person firm with a $900 Million market cap based in Seattle, and a division of Network Commerce.
From June 1998 to May 1999, Herold served as President of Barter Business Exchange in Vancouver, and from October 1994 to March 1998, Herold was Vice President of Franchise Development for Coast-to-Coast Franchise Services (Boyd Autobody & Glass). In these positions, Herold was involved in the sale, branding and integration of 120+ franchise locations, development and deployment of e-commerce and Internet strategies, negotiation of corporate acquisitions and development of numerous strategic partnerships.
In his position as COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, he used his unique understanding to run Operations, the Call Center, Marketing, Advertising, PR, Strategic Alliances and the Training departments of the company.
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