BA, University of Virginia
McIntire School of Commerce
then New York City
now Cambridge, MA
Vadim's journey to innovation in the electronics distribution world began with a degree in business from University of Virginia, followed by a period of work in financial services with Morgan Stanley in New York City. As the market evolved through the crises in the mid-2000s, he began to see that changing currencies and fluctuating demand meant that consumers outside of big metro areas or in non-US markets weren't able to get competitive prices.
Drawing on his experience in the financial services industry, Vadim launched 123fstop in 2002, developing strategic partnerships with key wholesalers and creating transatlantic networks to provide service to consumers in both the US and the UK. Since then, the business—and our network—has grown to encompass trade across many countries.