Legacy Republic, the First Mission Driven Marketplace for Saving Family Memories, Creates 250 Micro-Entrepreneurs in Just Two Months
With staff and advisers from Stella & Dot, Tupperware, Rodan + Fields and Creative Memories, Legacy Republic provides new opportunity to make money while helping others rediscover and restore their video and photo memories
The interest we’re seeing in Legacy Republic shows that America is ready for this new wave of entrepreneurship.
Just two months after launch, Legacy Republic has achieved a milestone: over 250 people in 30 states have signed on as Legacy Makers, positions that allow them to earn an income while educating others about the importance of photo album and video digitization. In addition to this growth, the company is announcing Brian Knapp as Head of Legacy Republic, Scott Halversen as Head of Field Development, and Sandy Chang as Director of Product. Mark Bosworth, Eric Hackman and Genevieve Skory also joined the Legacy Republic advisory board this month.
“The interest we’re seeing in Legacy Republic shows that America is ready for this new wave of entrepreneurship. Companies like Uber and Stella & Dot have seen great success because people want to take more control of their lifestyle and income, and be their own boss. They want to make their own schedule and set their own goals. Legacy Republic lets these micro-entrepreneurs do that, and also provides a real mission: saving our family memories,” says Brian Knapp, Head of Legacy Republic. At this rate, he expects to have several thousand Legacy Makers on board by the end of 2015.
Knapp will continue to serve as Chief Revenue Officer of YesVideo while taking on this new role. Previously, he was General Counsel and Vice President of Business Operations at Loopt, which was acquired by Green Dot Corporation in 2012. With a degree from University of San Francisco’s School of Law, Knapp has provided legal counsel for numerous companies. beginning with his time as an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He also held senior business development roles at Barnes & Noble.com (IPO, Goldman Sachs) and AllBusiness.com (acquired, NBCi).
As the Head of Field Development for Legacy Republic, Scott Halversen drives all growth initiatives related to the ultimate success of Legacy Makers – leadership development programs, proprietary training activities, and nationwide recruiting opportunities. Halversen has overseen growth on a national level with sales forces in the 10,000s of thousands generating yearly revenues of $300M+. Previous positions with Tupperware Brands and Rodan + Fields Dermatologists have prepared him to help launch this new mission-driven marketplace. With an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Rollins College, he brings 20-plus years of experience in sales, field development, marketing, strategy, training, business intelligence and operations.
As Director of Product, Sandy Chang is Legacy Republic’s founding team member who has led this idea from inception to launch. Chang oversees product strategy & roadmap, design, development, and both online and offline sales enablement materials and resources. A Cognitive Science Major at UC Berkeley with years of Product Management experience - most recently @WalmartLabs and Stella & Dot - she has been with YesVideo, Legacy Republic’s parent company, for nearly two years.
“Almost everyone has an old box of memories sitting in their garage or attic waiting to be unlocked. However, many people tend to put off the digitization process until it’s too late - after time has taken its toll, or a natural disaster completely destroyed them,” said Sandy Chang, who helped design Legacy Republic based on her own family’s experience. “Legacy Republic provides a personal way for people to reach out to their friends and family to help them move their memories to the cloud. Many people don’t know what the cloud is or how it works, and these Legacy Makers simplify it for their customers, and walk them through the entire process from start to finish.”
Legacy Republic also announces the first members of its advisory board: Mark Bosworth, Eric Hackman and Genevieve Skory.
Mark Bosworth brings decades of experience in the social selling industry, having held executive positions with Tupperware, PartyLite, and The Body Shop at Home. A graduate of University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, he now serves as Principal of his firm, Bosworth Consulting.
A graduate of the California Institute of Technology, Eric Hackman most recently served as Director of Digital Product Management at Rodan + Fields, where he centralized and built out the company’s product management function. He also developed the concept for the Rodan + Fields Personal Enterprise Igniter iPhone app, and initiated the company’s first dedicated user research initiatives. Hackman is a Board member and co-founder of the San Francisco chapter of the national Action Design Network, a nonprofit organization that brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, economists and others who are passionate about helping people create positive change in their lives through product and user experience design.
Genevieve Skory shares years of passion in memory preservation for families and has deep expertise and extensive experience in the social selling industry. Most recently, as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Ahni & Zoe by Creative Memories, she specialized in developing and implementing strategies and creative approaches to driving sales success.
About 90 million families across the country have collectively stored an estimated two billion non-digital video units and photo albums in their homes. These family memories, often poorly stored in attics and garages, are at risk of loss to fire or natural disasters and degrading in quality every day. This growing team of Legacy Maker consultants across the country will educate Americans about the importance of media digitization while enabling them to make a profit in the process. With $6 million in funding and additional operational support from parent company YesVideo, Inc., Knapp and the Legacy Republic team will be able to provide all the tools and training for candidates looking to supplement their income with flexible work hours.
Legacy Republic leverages YesVideo’s core digitization technology and decades of experience. For over a decade, over 8 million customers have already trusted YesVideo to transfer vintage media formats and preserve their favorite family memories in the cloud.
To learn how to become a part of Legacy Republic or get more information, please visit www.legacyrepublic.com
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Legacy Republic is a wholly owned business unit of YesVideo, Inc., the worldwide leader in transferring home movies and photo albums. Walmart, Sam’s Club, CVS, Costco, and Target use YesVideo to process all of their photo and video digitization orders.
Legacy Republic is a mission-driven marketplace that combines the power of social selling with how much we cherish our family legacy as told via personal videos and in photo albums. The Legacy Republic marketplace connects anyone with a passion for family legacy and a desire to earn additional income, with potential clients who face the imperative task of preserving their family heritage and history for generations to come.
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