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Jamie Bardin

VP/GM New Venture Development at Georgia-Pacific LLC

Atlanta, Georgia
Consumer Goods
  1. Alvarez & Marsal,
  2. Technology Association of Georgia,
  3. ATDC
  1. Emory University - Goizueta Business School
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Emory University - Goizueta Business School

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Global operating & management executive who has held leadership roles in Fortune 100, Mid-Market, and VC & PE backed growth companies in the Consumer Goods, Management Consulting, Technology/Ecommerce, Manufacturing, Beverage, and Restaurant industries.

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- Strategy & Leadership
- E-commerce Strategy & Operations
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Turn-Around & Restructuring
- Venture Capital & Private Equity Financing
- Sales & Marketing, Strategic Selling
- Strategic Relationships & Business Development
- New Product Development
- Organizational Development
- Operations Management & Strategic Sourcing


VP/GM New Venture Development

Georgia-Pacific LLC
– Present (1 year 6 months)Greater Atlanta Area

Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, packaging, paper, pulp, building products and related chemicals with nearly 35,000 employees worldwide. Georgia-Pacific is an independently managed and operated company of Koch Industries, Inc., a private company headquartered in Wichita, Kan.

Director Business Consulting & Performance Improvement

Alvarez & Marsal
(2 years)Greater Atlanta Area

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.

Projects and clients have included:

- $2B steel converter - strategic sourcing & procurement process mapping
- $1B not-for-profit - enterprise-wide IT strategy
- $100M not-for-profit - performance scorecard
- $200M etailer - fulfillment operations (3PL) sourcing and replacement
- $25M 3PL - fulfillment operations stand-up
- $100M ecommerce operation - operational model and strategy assessment

TAG/GRA Business Plan Competition Lead Mentor

Technology Association of Georgia
(3 years)

Mentor to technology companies, including Soket the People's Choice Award for 2011, and TalentSoup, a finalist chosen from over 75 companies as one of the top three business plans for the competition year 2009.

EIR - Executive in Residence & CapVenture Program Manager

(less than a year)Greater Atlanta Area

Coach & mentor to resident and non-resident growth companies.

COO Global Operations

Better World Books
(1 year)Atlanta, GA

Recruited by founders and BOD to scale enterprise domestically and internationally through international penetration, channel expansion, strategic relationships, and new business. Modernized the customer care function, while expanding both domestic and international operations, and opening and staffing a new Atlanta headquarters.

CEO, COO - Consultant and Interim Management to VC & PE Backed Growth Companies

Independent Consultant
(2 years)Silicon Valley & Atlanta

- Interim CEO for gaming accessories company
- Interim CEO for school photography company
- Interim COO for women's fashion etailer
- Interim COO for event photography company
- Retained Executive Search for C-level growth roles

CapVenture Coach 2008

Technology Association of Georgia
(less than a year)

CapVenture is a unique training program that educates and equips early stage (typically those seeking their first institutional round of financing) CEO's and executives for smarter and more productive capitalization of their business. Executive Coach for 2008.

CEO, President, and Chairman

EZ Prints, now part of CafePress
(8 years)Greater Atlanta Area

Recruited to pre-revenue VC/PE backed start-up disrupting the imaging space in 2000. Reached profitability in under 3 years, integrated over 500 strategic partners, acquired and integrated three competitors, and recapitalized the business with $8MM from General Catalyst. In total, received over $20MM in debt and equity financing. Oversaw the creation of one of the world's most advanced e-commerce infrastructures for print fulfillment including a 100K sq. ft. industry leading lean manufacturing facility operating 24/7/365 shipping orders globally. Select customers included Microsoft, Disney, Yahoo!, FedExKinko's, Target, AOL, Sony, deviantArt, Webshots, Smugmug, Printroom, and NASCAR. Honors included 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Georgia 2004, 2005, 2006 and the Inc. 500/5000 List for 2007. Sold to Cafe Press (PRSS) for $40M in 2012.

Global Team Leader

(3 years)

Broad and diverse global role responsible for driving innovative technologies and game-changing strategies into and throughout the entire Coke system including co-chair of the Always Cool Taskforce (greentech & cleantech initiatives), managing the division's intern-program, and named on 13 domestic and international patents.

Director International, Strategic Relationships

Manitowoc Foodservice
(3 years)

Formerly Welbilt, Beresford PLC, Enodis, and now Manitowoc; youngest Director ever (at 26) in a $500MM equipment manufacturing conglomerate servicing the restaurant and hospitality industries. Responsible for global expansion of key product lines and key accounts.

Engineer (Pizza Hut, Corporate R&D, owned by PepsiCo)

Yum! Brands
(3 years)Wichita, Kansas Area

Early stage and innovative role responsible for a number of key product and equipment roll-outs and products as a part of cross-functional teams during a time of rapid expansion (one store-per day+) for the largest pizza chain in the world.

CAD Specialist

Razak Engineering
(2 years)Wichita, Kansas Area

Lead CAD specialist for top expert witness firm in the country in the area of vehicle dynamics and accident analysis.


Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.
(1 year)Wichita, Kansas Area

Full time technician in materials testing division of largest civil engineering consulting firm in Kansas while a full time student in Mechanical Engineering at Wichita State University.


  • Mentoring
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Strategy
  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • E-commerce
  • Mergers
  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Management Consulting
  • Organizational...
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Strategic Planning
  • Acquisition Integration
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Emory University - Goizueta Business School

MBA, Business

Top ranked Executive MBA Program

Activities and Societies: Concentration in Finance, Strategy and Decision Analysis; Class Gift Co-Chair

Wichita State University

BSME, Mechanical Engineering

Self-funded college through full time co-op role in various engineering capacities including civil engineering, materials testing, surveying, expert witness, and accident analysis. Started two companies, a CAD/PC consultancy and a commercial lawn care business. Concentration in entrepreneurship, mechanical design, and heat transfer.

Activities and Societies: Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (Rush Chairman, Philanthropy Chairman, Social Chairman), Emory Lindquist Honors Society (President), Varsity Crew Lightweight 8, Big Brother's and Sisters Volunteer, Student Council (several roles).

Buhler High School

Honors & Awards

Inc. 500/5000 - 2007
Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Georgia - 2006
Partner Award of Excellence - Target Retail - 2005
Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Georgia - 2005
Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Georgia - 2004
13 Patents



United States 6,354,098

Cooler Inventory Management System(Link)

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Oscillating Cooler(Link)

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