- WHO WE ARE
- David Lahme
President & Co-Founder
- Sam Biddle
Vice President &
- Dave Marino
Director of Operations & Logistic
- Allyson Kimball
Director of Marketing & Communication
- Dwight Moore
Director of Corporate Strategy
- Eric Prior
Director of Merchandising & Information Systems
- Ashley Blanchette
Customer Success Specialist & Logistics Coordinator
- Jesse Marchand
- David Lahme
LEADERSHIP :: DAVID LAHME
President & Co-Founder
David Lahme started his career in media and advertising sales before diving into the computer industry. His strong background in sales served him well. He joined GreenPages Technology Solutions, a national VAR, as a national account executive and team leader selling integrated services such as e-commerce platforms and application integration.
His successful selling career and leadership put him in the top 10% of his next role at an international computer distributor. After that David was recruited away to join a business-to-business software company where he served as the director of sales. There he grew the top line revenue by 25%, launched their Webinar series, and built the inside sales department. David often found himself getting involved with strategic initiatives such as training, policies and procedures, and identifying new markets. The entrepreneurial spirit led David to launch TradePort with his co-founder Sam Biddle a decade ago.
David earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Merrimack College. He served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Seacoast and has been a long-standing member of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce. David lives in York Maine with his wife and three children.
Sam Biddle started his career in the computer industry with an authorized reseller and systems integrator called the Portsmouth Computer Group. His focus was to expand local markets and increase their key account base, both of which he achieved in addition to lending his expertise to restructuring customer service operations. He also expanded their reach by negotiating with strategic vendors to offer new products and services to their existing customers.
With GreenPages Technology Solutions, a national consulting and integration firm, Sam was instrumental in creating a new division - The Professional Services Group. His leadership and vision launched this group as a preemptive move when hardware and software sales started to decline. Today the company's revenue accounts for a services business model. Sam also managed the sales solutions process for 10 account executives. It was during this change in the market that he saw an opportunity to start an Asset Recovery niche that would later evolve into his own business.
From his experience in hardware, software, asset recovery and Internet applications, Sam had a vision for TradePort, which he co-founded in 2001. Sam's expertise is in operations, logistics, merchandising and marketing consumer electronics over the Internet. Sam is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, and mentored students at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. An avid skier and beach bum, when he's not at TradePort, he's either on the slopes in the White Mountains, or at the beach in Rye with his wife and two children.
Dave Marino is employee number three at TradePort. He is responsible for overall operations and logistics including quality assurance, quality control (QA/QC), order processing, customer service, vendor and partner management, inventory management, eBay and Amazon.com policy compliance. Dave also manages the execution side of our client contracts and programs ensuring that delivery schedules are met, inventory maintained, and reporting is delivered.
You might meet Dave on the road, he often represents TradePort at national tradeshows, conferences, and industry events. Dave graduated from the University of New Hampshire with honors where he served as a mentor to students in his college fraternity. Dave finds time to get involved in the community by playing for the Manchester Men's Softball League and has coached the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) baseball. He lives in Hooksett with his wife and twin children. He enjoys spending time cheering on Boston sports teams with family and friends.
Allyson Kimball is responsible for all marketing communication and data analysis at TradePort. In our fast paced environment, Allyson triages customer, supplier, and vendor communication to the appropriate department or individual to ensure exceptional customer service. She also provides traffic management for both our freight and parcel shipping partners.
Allyson keeps TradePort's brand buzzing through our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Pinterest, and YouTube. With a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business & Economics, Allyson was selected by Semester at Sea to study international business in the Mediterranean. When she returned, she worked as a marketing intern at TradePort where she was hired full-time upon graduation. Recently, she completed her Masters of Marketing degree at Southern New Hampshire University.
A native of New Hampshire, Allyson enjoys sporting events with her family and traveling internationally.
Dwight Moore joined TradePort with over 30 years of progressive experience building enterprise value for public and private companies in the aerospace, defense, energy, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, and transportation industry sectors. Dwight served as COO at NTS leading the company into a dramatic revenue growth of 15% CAGR and EBITDA enhancement from $8 million to $31 million in just six years. Dwight Excels in using intuitive communication and leadership skills to develop and execute focused strategic and tactical initiatives.
As Director of Corporate Strategy, Dwight delivers high powered sales, margin enhancement, continuous innovation and operational excellence by applying versatile business, technical, business development, and team building skills.
Dwight earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College. After receiving his Master’s degree he received his Professional Engineering License which he maintains in good standing. While not engaged in his Private Equity company and internet start-up, Dwight is an adventurer at heart. Physical and mental challenges stimulate the body and mind and help keep us sharp. So get in the game, it's more fun playing than watching!
Eric brings extensive experience in retail sales and logistics. In retail he managed multiple departments, designing logical systems to improve efficiency, and maximize sales. He was an integral part of the tech support / sales team for their foray into the technology market. His experience and computer science degree led him to pursue a career in IT, working in both office environments and direct customer support.
As Director of Merchandising and Information Systems, Eric has used his technical and logistic skills to refine and standardize TradePort's merchandising process, allowing for the seamless integration of additional products and personnel. His knowledge of database architecture and programming, were crucial in the design, integration, and customization of TradePort's Warehouse Management System, as well as the development of TradePort's reporting and analytic tools.
Eric lives in Somersworth and enjoys spending his time watching sports, hiking, and pursuing other hobbies.
Ashley Blanchette wears two hats at TradePort. First, she is the go-to person providing first class customer service for TradePort’s managed accounts stemming from a career history in sales after graduating from Maine Maritime Academy. Her experience in retail sales earned her a ranking of 13th out of hundreds in the eastern region with national recognition in 2014. Now, as part of the TradePort team, her focus is to cater to the needs of our customers in order to grow their business as well as ours.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business & Logistics from the Academy, Ashley brings extensive knowledge of freight and logistics both domestically and internationally. As TradePort’s Logistics Coordinator, she manages the execution of inbound / outbound freight and is the point of contact between TradePort and its carriers for both freight and parcel.
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Ashley enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and fishing in the summer, and snow boarding in the winter.
Jesse Marchand has been a sales professional for over 10 years. Jesse Started his career in Sales Support before moving into consumer electronic distribution as an Account Management then being promoted after 2 years to Territory Management. While there Jesse had prospected, on boarded, and trained some of the companies’ largest accounts, growing his territory over 600% in the first year. He continued to drive sales and over the next few years he was able to grow the territory volume winning consecutive national awards for year over year growth and territory volume. His drive for finding new business and prospecting
In addition to his professional career Jesse also participated in the Hooksett Economic Development committee helping build relationships with businesses in his local community.
Jesse Graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Marketing at BC’s Carrol School of Management. He lives in Hooksett with his wife and enjoys the outdoors, sports, and time on the water.
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