SYRACUSE, N.Y., January 25, 2021 – TCGplayer, the leading online technology platform for the hobby collectibles industry, today announced that Aman Devgan will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Devgan will be responsible for leading the Company's global marketing and brand strategy.
Devgan joins TCGplayer from Upserve, a restaurant-focused software provider where he served as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings to TCGplayer more than two decades of experience leading product and marketing teams in high growth companies serving consumers and small businesses. Devgan has a track record of helping companies successfully scale and achieve market leadership.
"Aman is a seasoned and skilled marketer who knows how to leverage creative storytelling and advanced analytics to drive brand awareness,” said Chedy Hampson, founder and CEO of TCGplayer. “I am excited to welcome him to the TCGplayer team and look forward to seeing how Aman’s vision and experience brings to life TCGplayer’s data-driven, customer experience-first approach."
Mr. Devgan said, “I am excited to join TCGplayer, a unique company with a tremendous opportunity to revolutionize the hobby collectibles space through powerful technology. TCGplayer shares my commitment to delivering superior customer experiences. I’m eager to start driving deeper customer engagement, accelerating digital marketing initiatives and building on the positive momentum across the business.”
The appointment of Mr. Devgan represents an important milestone in TCGplayer’s expansion efforts. As previously announced, TCGplayer is increasing its employee base by more than 40% over the next year, as the Company expands into new collectible lines of business. Today, TCGplayer employs more than 300 people, with active recruiting continuing for many roles. Additionally, in support of this growth, TCGplayer recently doubled its footprint in downtown Syracuse, having closed on a 33,000 sq. ft. office space in the Galleries building at its headquarters.
Hampson continued, “As we work to build the leading online marketplace for the hobby collectibles industry, TCGplayer hit an important milestone, proudly employing more than 300 people across the Company. To support this growth, we have doubled our footprint in downtown Syracuse, expanding our office space to support the Company’s fulfillment center in addition to our business operations. We expect to build on this momentum as we explore launching into new product lines and verticals in the coming months.”
About Aman Devgan
Aman Devgan has a decade of experience leading Product and Marketing teams in high growth companies serving consumers and small businesses. Most recently, Devgan served as Chief Marketing Officer of Upserve, a restaurant-focused software provider. Prior to Upserve, Devgan served as an executive in various private and publicly traded companies running sales, marketing, and product management. A strong customer experience advocate, Devgan has a proven-track record of success in transforming and scaling businesses to achieve market leadership and growth. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
TCGplayer is the leading online technology platform for the hobby collectibles industry. Founded as a digital media platform within the collectible hobby space, the Company has grown from its initial roots working inside Syracuse-based hobby stores selling comic books, sports cards, CDs, collectible cards, action figures, and tabletop games into an expansive eCommerce marketplace. TCGplayer develops applications and technologies that are revolutionizing the collectibles marketplace by connecting thousands of hobby and collectibles businesses with customers around the globe. The Company’s ecommerce and data management tools power sales through physical stores, websites, mobile apps and the TCGplayer Marketplace.