Christopher B. Ferguson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Christopher B. Ferguson has acted as our Chief Executive Officer, as well as Chairman of our board of directors since July 2017. From July 2013 until July 2017, Mr. Ferguson served as Chief Executive Officer of SRM and Fergco. In 2010, Mr. Ferguson co-founded a company Focus Fiber Solutions until it was sold in June 2013. In August 2001, Mr. Ferguson co-founded Mercer Staffing, and acted as its president until December 2007. In June 1995, Mr. Ferguson founded The Florio Group, a private equity investment company, with former New Jersey governor James J. Florio. From June 1995 to October 2001, Mr. Ferguson served as Managing Director of The Florio Group. From May 1995 until August 1999, Mr. Ferguson also acted as Chief Financial Officer for Cabot Marsh Corporation, a healthcare consulting firm. Mr. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law.
Chief Financial Officer
Brett Vroman is our Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Vroman oversees the Company’s financial operations, including the development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and is responsible for reporting to shareholders and the board of directors. Before being named CFO, Mr. Vroman served as our Controller from May 2018 to May 2019. Prior to joining Edison Nation, Mr. Vroman was Director of Financial Reporting at Avantor, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of high-quality products, services and solutions to customers and suppliers in the life science, advanced technology and applied materials industries. Mr. Vroman has also held management positions at BDO USA, LLP and Smart and Associates, LLP. Mr. Vroman is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree from York College of Pennsylvania.
Chief Strategy Officer
Brian McFadden began serving as Chief Strategy Officer of Vinco Ventures, a mergers and acquisition firm, in November 2020. A serial entrepreneur himself, Mr. McFadden is charged with identifying and targeting company acquisitions to ensure long term growth and scale.
Mr. McFadden brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the consumer products space, specifically the live shopping and e-commerce markets. In previous roles, Mr. McFadden oversaw development efforts to secure several cellular communications patents for products in the safety and security market. He was also responsible for the implementation of the individual product launches, specifically focused on the home shopping outlets. A Hamilton College graduate, Mr. McFadden supports entrepreneurs in their early-stage growth efforts in the pursuit to BE BIG.