Richard Sexton founded Carolina Rustica 18 years ago after a one year trip around the world to celebrate a voluntary departure from the corporate life. Carolina Rustica is now a nationally-recognized omni-channel retailer of high end furniture which embraces online technology and consumer trends to grow its customer base. The company also maintains a large showroom in Concord, NC. In 2012, the company was sold to Mattress USA, based in Brighton, MI, and Richard continues in his role as President.
Richard has his MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University with concentrations in Marketing and Economics. His speaking credits include Internet Retailer, Magento Imagine, CET World, NEMOA, Retail Online Integation, and eTail West. He lives in Concord, NC with his wife Cheryl (who joined him on that first trip) and their daughters Claire and Amelia.