For this month’s Team Spotlight we’re heading across the pond! B-Stock is happy to announce the addition of two new EU team members—Giorgio Vitale and Jess Morris! Our Director, EMEA Ben Whitaker compares the growing EU team to how B-Stock was in the early days (when it was only a dozen or so people working out of a single room). With the company now grown to over 100 employees worldwide, Ben would like to see the EU team grow that big one day as well (he’s dreaming big, people!). With that said, here’s a quick introduction to Giorgio and Jess.

Olive harvest

Giorgio Vitale joins us from John Pye Auctions—a UK supply recovery solution provider to the majority of UK Retailers and OEMs. Giorgio spent three years there as head of business development building both the business development and marketing departments; his role was to onboard enterprise level clients. At B-Stock, he’ll be working very closely with Ben as the Head of Business Development EU to effectively onboard EU Enterprise level clients with the objective of promoting B-Stock services across the EU marketplaces.

On a personal note, Giorgio played professional soccer for four years immediately after school and then carried on playing semi-professionally. Oh and on top of that, Ben let it slip that Giorgio and his brother own their own olive tree plantation on the south east coast of Italy, where his parents are from! Giorgio says, “We have about 250 trees and anyone who wants to come out and help with the harvest is invited to do so.” Yes please.

We are equally as excited to introduce Jess Morris, whose background includes five years with a sub-company of Equifax. There she worked in account management and business development for a technology platform for the collection of outstanding and overdue invoices. At B-Stock, Jess will take on the role of Marketplace Manager for B-Stock Supply EU (our multi-seller B2B liquidation marketplace). As Marketplace Manager, Jess will be onboarding new clients and driving more users to the platform. She’s looking forward to getting up to speed with the platform, to start managing auctions, and to increase buyer and seller activity in the EU.

In regards to her spare time, Jess says, “I’m quite into CrossFit and can squat clean 60 kilos (which is greater than her body weight!) and can front-squat 75 kilos.” Side note: she’s heard some of the guys in B-Stock’s HQ also do CrossFit and is wondering if anyone will be up for a workout when she’s there for a visit?

It’s pretty clear that with Jess and Giorgio on board, the EU team is going to really ‘bring it’ when it comes to providing B2B solutions for returned, excess, and other liquidation goods.