DUANE SLYDER

Founder, Seasonal Roots

Duane, an experienced leader, entrepreneur, and strategist, possesses an uncommon mix of knowledge and experience which is useful in start-ups and in completing large projects. With strengths in generating strategies and implementing them on a tactical level and vast practice in solving problems, meeting deadlines, and generating new revenues for deliverables, Duane has successfully launch Seasonal Roots, formerly known as Farm Table, an Online Farmers Market. Leveraging a proprietary, data-driven content management Member experience, Seasonal Roots uses a niche marketing strategy to differentiate from the competition – be they grocery stores or online food delivery services – focusing on seasonal produce and artisan goods which are acquired by Seasonal Roots after orders are booked and then delivered within 48 hours. The company has developed a fast growing revenue stream, 70% YOY, from weekly deliveries of goods and annual Membership fees. The niche focus with the increasing revenues has kept Seasonal Roots profitable since inception – no equity injections or debt.