CustomMade is an online matchmaker connecting Buyers who want one-of-a-kind Creations with professional and passionate Makers. To put it simply, they believe that everyone should try custom, and buying custom from local Makers is a viable alternative to buying from big box retailers. For that reason, they created a platform that allows you to engage in a whole new way as a consumer.
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Founder, Seth Rosen
Seth Rosen is the President and Co-Founder of CustomMade, and also serves as Chairman of the Board. A former real estate financier, Seth’s penchant for custom made clothing and goods led him to co-found CustomMade, an online marketplace connecting Buyers with professional and passionate Makers of custom goods, in 2009. Together with CEO Mike Salguero, Seth has grown CustomMade into a 12,000 Maker-strong movement that is transforming the way people buy custom. Prior to co-founding CustomMade, Seth worked at Colliers International (formerly Meredith & Grew, Inc.) as one of five shareholder-level investment bankers in the firm’s debt and equity capital markets group. Seth was made a Shareholder at the age of 26, one of the two youngest partners in the firm’s history. Seth has had numerous articles published in a variety of publications including the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Commercial Mortgage Insight and Banker & Tradesman. He continues to contribute to several blogs and publications on topics relating to entrepreneurship. He currently sits on the Collections Committee for the Boston Public Library, and dedicates time to mentoring other up and coming entrepreneurs.
Learn more about why Seth feels custom goods are the way of the future:
ABOUT: CustomMade is a marketplace dedicated to inspiring ideas & connecting individuals looking for one-of-a-kind creations with talented Makers.
MISSION: We believe in the promise of real people making real stuff for real money. Custom is more than an alternative to the big-box retailers–it’s a movement. We believe in supporting local makers and building thriving, creative communities and sustainable, small businesses across the country.
COMPANY OVERVIEW: It starts with a spark! At CustomMade.com we believe in individuals whose skill it is to create the extraordinary. Our collaborative of woodworkers, jewelers, metal workers, glass artists, and other artisans are some of the most respected and talented in the industry. It is our goal to connect these people with consumers interested in creating something one-of-a-kind.