3point5.com CEO to Address Venture Capital Conference

Duncan Robins - CEO of fast-growing 3point5.com - has been selected to address the Venture Capital in the Rockies Conference, an event spotlighting the region’s most promising emerging growth companies.
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT (February 25, 2009) – Duncan Robins - CEO of fast-growing 3point5.com - has been selected to address the Venture Capital in the Rockies Conference, an event spotlighting the region's most promising emerging growth companies.

The conference is scheduled March 3-5 in Beaver Creek, CO at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Robins will speak to an audience of over 300 venture investors, CEOs, entrepreneurs and service professionals.

Using fast-paced, interactive Web sites and deep product discounts as incentives, 3point5.com trains retail salespeople how to sell a range of products, from running shoes to tents to hunting rifles to bikes. The company also handles employee purchases and connects sales influencers to manufacturers via product discounts through a Web site called Broform.com.

Currently, 3point5.com hosts training sites for 142 brands utilized by more than 127,000 retail sales employees. Recently users surpassed 4 million “Edu-Games”, interactive 3point5.com quizzes designed to test brand, technology and product knowledge. The company enjoys the strong venture backing of Utah-based vSpring Capital.

Robins, former CEO of Yakima Products and a former vice president of the Hockey, Football and Sports Medical Division at Easton Sports, has overseen a period of significant growth as the online training company penetrated the Outdoor, Snowsports, Bike, Action Sports, Footwear and Hunt/Fish markets. Recently recognized as one of 15 power players the industry will be talking about in 2009 by SNEWS Outdoor magazine – Robins sees the Venture Capital conference as an opportunity to present a true startup success story.

“3point5.com has continued to gain significant traction in numerous industries despite the current economic downturn's negative effect on retail sales,” Robins said. “That we continue to grow in this challenging environment is a testament to the effectiveness of our core products. Using entertaining technology, 3point5.com forges crucial links between retailers and manufacturers, effortlessly improving conversations on the sales floor and getting products into the hands of those best positioned to increase retail sales.”

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