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Stadium Goods Founders Reveal the Secret to Its Success

Stadium Goods has come a long way in three years.
Since opening in 2015, the New York-based consignment retailer has made notable advancements in the sneaker marketplace, including securing financial backing from European luxury conglomerate LVMH Luxury Ventures, entering partnerships to sell kicks abroad (London-based Farfetch, China’s Tmall Global), and developed custom content for eBay, to name a few.
And along the way, its co-founders John McPheters and Jed Stiller have changed and grown as entrepreneurs. For the company’s third anniversary, the two (who made FN’s 2018 Power List) share three of the biggest lessons they’ve learned.
Rely on Your Network
JM: “My opinions of HR have changed in terms of who we want to bring into the organization and how we build the team. We started with a very tight group of people and we looked out into the world for a long time trying to find the best candidates through a variety of sources — recruiters, LinkedIn. We did everything we could to find that next round of hires. What we settled on it is the fact that network and real relationships and knowing people from outside of the business is a huge driver of success. We’ve doubled-down on our personal relationships and connections

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