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Carl Jackson, CEO, Mysale

Carl Jackson is the CEO of The MySale Group PLC, one of the largest global member-only online shopping clubs, currently operating under 10 differentiated brands in 9 countries and employing more than 500 staff across 4 continents.

With more than 23 million registered members with approximately 250,000 new members joining every month, The MYSALE Group works with brands throughout the world offering a complete B2B solution disposing of excess inventory in the quickest, most efficient way possible.

Operating both flash sale and traditional eRetail shopping sites, The MYSALE Group offers up to 80% off designer-label clothing for men, women and children, footwear, accessories, beauty, homewares and more every day.
Carl brings to The MySale Group extensive experience in venture capital investments and was instrumental in securing the $14.5 million investment led by Insight Venture Partners.

With more than 20 years of operational, sales and commercial management experience across a number of UK retail businesses, including Coffee Nation, Fired Earth and Birthdays, Carl saw online retailing as a natural evolution in his career.

Having witnessed the explosive success of member's only online shopping clubs throughout Europe, Carl joined his brother Jamie who originally identified a gap in the Asia Pacific and launched Australia's first private online shopping club in 2007.

From humble beginnings in a small warehouse on Sydney's Northern Beaches ozsale.com.au was the first online members-only shopping club in Australia, pioneering a new channel of distribution.

Originally focused on sourcing European fashion brands, the business quickly expanded to include all fashion, footwear & accessories, homewares, beauty, toys and more.

Early success in Australia paved the way for expansion into New Zealand and South East Asia before opportunities further afield in the United Kingdom were realised.

The strategic acquisitions of the flash brands buyinvite in May 2012 and Cocosa in 2014 and the eRetail brands Deals Direct, OO.com.au and Top Buy in 2015 further diversified the business and consolidated our position as the leading online retailer in Australasia.


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