Rick Watson

Founder & CEO

RMW Commerce Consulting

Rick Watson founded RMW Commerce Consulting after more than 20 years in eCommerce as a technology entrepreneur with ChannelAdvisor, BarnesandNoble.com, Merchantry, and Pitney Bowes. His work today is centered on helping incubate and grow direct-to-consumer businesses. With private equity and management teams, Rick performs technology and digital marketing due diligence on acquisition candidates, and creates ecommerce growth plans for post-acquisition strategies. Rick is one of RETHINK Retail's Top Retail Influencers of 2023; the Marketplace 50's Top 50 Marketplace Thought Leaders; and he is an Executive Advisory Board member of the MACH Alliance, an Industry Trade Association dedicated to improving digital experiences. Rick regularly speaks at industry conferences, serves as a guest contributor on retail podcasts, and provides media with expert commentary on the latest industry news and trends, offering best practices for eCommerce. Rick hosts The Watson Weekly podcast where he shares an unbiased, unfiltered expert take on the retail sector’s biggest news and players.