In the Ring with SUMO Heavy

In the Ring with SUMO Heavy
In The Ring is a weekly podcast about eCommerce hosted by John Suder, Bart Mroz and Brittany Blackman of SUMO Heavy. The show combines interviews with eCommerce leaders together with the latest news and strategies to give listeners actionable ideas and inspiration for their eCommerce businesses.

Josh Walter, Co-founder/CEO of BrandJump is ‘In the Ring’ with SUMO Heavy
Aug 4 • 42 min
Today on the show we have Josh Walter, 
the CEO and Co-founder of BrandJump. Launched in 2011, over the last 9 years BrandJump has become the leading ecommerce sales and marketing firm in the home furnishings industry. Josh was also just recently…
Discussing Magento One EOL with SUMO Heavy Co-Founder/CTO Bob Brodie
Jun 29 • 43 min
In this week’s episode, our guest is SUMO Heavy Co-founder and CTO Bob Brodie who helps us breakdown the Magento One ‘End of Life’, which is scheduled for June 30, 2020. - What does this mean for merchants who decide to stay on the platform? - What are…
Omnichannel eCommerce Marketing with Rytis Lauris of Omnisend
Jun 8 • 47 min
Rytis Lauris is a co-founder and CEO of Omnisend, the powerful marketing automation platform that’s focused on moving eCommerce marketers beyond the generic email marketing tools. With a mind seemingly crafted for business and an eye to the future, Rytis…
It’s SUMO Heavy’s 10th Birthday: A Conversation with Co-founders Bart Mroz and Bob Brodie
May 26 • 30 min
May 2020 is SUMO Heavy’s 10th birthday, so we’ve got a candid conversation with the co-founders – CEO Bart Mroz and CTO Bob Brodie. In their conversation they discuss how they met and the founding of SUMO Heavy, the early days of Magento, how they almost…
Crowdfunding Strategies for eCommerce Merchants with Khierstyn Ross
May 18 • 41 min
In today’s episode, we have a conversation with Khierstyn Ross. Khierstyn Ross is a product launch expert that specializes in Kickstarter & Shopify launches for physical products. In 2015, she began this journey when her first launch failed terribly.…
Live ‘Office Hours’ with SUMO Heavy Co-founder and CEO Bart Mroz and Taylor Holiday, Managing Partner of Common Thread
May 9 • 28 min
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast of our Livestream conversation with SUMO Heavy Co-founder and CEO Bart Mroz, and his guest Taylor Holiday. Taylor is a former athlete and now managing partner at Common Thread Collective. Common Thread Collective is an…
Ecommerce Marketing in the COVID-19 Era with Melanie Balke
May 5 • 32 min
Melanie is a Marketing Consultant who has worked with global brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. Her focus now lies in digital consulting for start-ups and e-commerce businesses. She has experience in industries such as skincare, home goods,…
Live ‘Office Hours’ with SUMO Heavy Co-founder and CEO Bart Mroz and Sabir Semerkant of GROWTH by Sabir
Apr 27 • 60 min
This week’s episode is a replay of our Live ‘Office Hours’ with SUMO Heavy Co-founder and CEO Bart Mroz and Sabir Semerkant of GROWTH by Sabir. Bart and Sabir talk about how ecommerce merchants are faring and how they can stay relevant in the uncertain…
Ronny Sage, Founder and CEO of ShoppingGives
Apr 21 • 30 min
Ronny Sage is the Founder and CEO of Shopping Gives. Launched in 2016, Shopping Gives enables retailers to donate a percentage of each purchase to nonprofit that the customer selects during checkout. ShoppingGives exists to create social impact with every…
Ashley Merrill, CEO of DTC Sleepwear Company Lunya
Apr 15 • 49 min
As founder of Lunya and Lahgo, Ashley Merrill is reinventing sleepwear for modern women and men, respectively. Both brands share a simple mission: to make people feel confidently comfortable — at home and within themselves. About the Show : ‘In The Ring’…
Matthew Parvis, Co-founder of DTC Subscription Brand Fresh Clean Tees
Apr 14 • 55 min
In today’s episode, we talk with Matthew Parvis. He’s the co-founder of Fresh Clean Tees, a direct to consumer brand located in San Diego, California. Matthew takes us through the origin story of the company – how he and his wife had a desire to launch a…
Fraud Prevention 101: A ‘Quick Round’ with Pat Maguire of SUMO Heavy
Apr 9 • 10 min
Today’s episode is a ‘Quick Round’: a brief interview with Pat Maguire, Director of Technology at SUMO Heavy. Pat shares some insights on how merchants can keep their online stores safe. About the Show : ‘In The Ring’ is a weekly podcast about eCommerce…
Eve Ackerley and Carolyn Horner of, the Kids Shoe Sizing App
Apr 2 • 37 min
Our guests are Carolyn Horner and Eve Ackerly, the founders of kids’ shoe sizing app, Jenzy. [This conversation is a rebroadcast from our podcast ‘The Register’ from February 2019.] About the Show : ‘In The Ring’ is a weekly podcast about eCommerce hosted…
Bart Mroz and Rick Watson Discuss Marketplaces in 2020
Mar 26 • 31 min
Bart Mroz, CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy and Rick Watson, CEO & Founder of RMW Commerce Consulting, discuss Marketplaces in 2020. This is a recording from February 2020. About Rick Watson: Rick Watson is the CEO and Founder of RMW Commerce Consulting, LLC,…
Anthony Bucci, Founder of Motorsports Online Retailer RevZilla
Mar 18 • 56 min
We’re joined by Anthony Bucci, founder of RevZilla, which sells apparel, gear and parts for two and four-wheeled motorsports. Anthony is here to tell us all about his career and pretty amazing story, from a rocket fueled start to his first business in the…
Gertrude Allen, CEO of Fresh Dog Food Startup Pet Plate
Mar 12 • 47 min
Gertrude Allen has two decades of experience growing consumer-facing businesses in the US and Europe and is the CEO of Pet Plate, an early-stage direct-to-consumer brand in the fast growing human-grade pet food category. Gertrude went from investor to CEO…
Talking Project Management with Melissa Curra of SUMO Heavy
Mar 5 • 42 min
Melissa Curra of SUMO Heavy joins us on the podcast to talk methods, tools, the SUMO Heavy style of project management and client onboarding. —- Send in a voice message:
Jenna Kerner, Co-founder of Harper Wilde, Home of No-Hassle Bra Shopping
Feb 27 • 48 min
In this episode, we interview Jenna Kerner cofounder of Harper Wilde a bra brand that “takes the B.S. out of bra shopping” with benefits like free home try-ons. Harper Wilde was born online in 2017, the brainchild of Jenna Kerner and Jane Fisher, two…
Premiere Episode: Introduction and Interview with Bart Mroz
Feb 19 • 33 min
On this premiere episode of ‘In The Ring’ we meet the hosts and talk about our plans for the podcast, then in the second half, John and Bart discuss the state of eCommerce business and what challenges eCommerce consulting firms and retailers face in the…