Eddie Levine is the President and co-founder of Wholesale Breakthrough, the consulting arm of a multi-million-dollar ecommerce business. Eddie started the business in 2012 out of his garage with a $5,000 credit card debt. The business sells products through diverse sales channels that include Amazon.com both as a seller and a direct vendor, B-to-B retail outlets, and multiple online platforms. Today, together with his business partner Greg Gilpin, they operate out of two large warehouses near Chicago, Illinois. Eddie & Greg work with manufacturers and distributors to source quick-turning inventory in multi-pallet quantities, truckloads, and full containers
As an extremely active member of the ecommerce community, Eddie travels worldwide to many trade shows and industry events every year. He has participated as a speaker on several podcasts and at many seller conferences including the ASD Trade Shows, eCom Chicago, and Retail Global.
Eddie carries over 15 years of combined eCommerce and logistics experience, having worked for several Fortune 500 corporations. He attended the University of Kansas and currently resides in the northern Chicago suburbs. Eddie volunteers as the Director of Operations for the 501c3 military organization Laughs for the Troops, works with 4 local high school entrepreneurship classes as a student coach / mentor, and judges regional and national competitions for DECA Inc., the nationwide youth business program.
Greg Gilpin is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Wholesale Breakthrough. Highly analytical, Greg specializes in managing the B-to-B relationships for distribution, supplier, manufacturing, and logistic partners, and has been an integral part of building the various sales channels the company uses including their hybrid 1P and 3P approach on Amazon. He also focuses on the financials of the company to ensure sales goals are achieved and the company is investing the best long-term strategies.
Having worked with both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, he has over 20 years of experience in retail, inside & outside sales, operations, information technology and logistics. Greg entered the eCommerce business in 2012 after meeting Eddie Levine, and the two of them have taken a $5,000 credit card purchase and turned it into a multi-million-dollar wholesale operation.
Greg currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago where he loves to travel, is an avid cook, and devoted family man.