Past WR chair serves as panelist at US-Korea export summit

Sep 22, 2022
Written by WR Communications

(Left to right) Coupang Director of Ecommerce Adam Poole, Coupang Marketplace Aggregator Mamenta Tommy Vogtman, Payoneer North America Director of Marketing Eduardo Fernandes, and Ravenox CEO Sean Brownlee.


Sean Brownlee, Past Chair of the WR Board of Directors and CEO of Ravenox, participated as a Seller Success in Korea round table panelist at this year’s Amazon Accelerate conference.

This year’s event theme was Small Business Growth and Resiliency Through Export Opportunities in U.S. – Korea Trade. The conference offered small to medium-sized businesses the opportunity to learn more about growth through exporting with an emphasis on the South Korean market.

“South Korea consistently ranks as Greater Seattle’s top 3 trading partner for exports and imports with total trade exceeding $80 billion between us in the past ten years,” said Brian Surratt, CEO & President, Greater Seattle Partners. “This long-standing mutually beneficial relationship provides a strong foundation for more of our small to medium-sized companies to increase their exports to South Korea, while also diversifying risk and growing faster. The reception and conference were an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable global insights and connections from our expert trade partners.”

Sean has over a decade of experience as a marketplace leader and was able to offer guidance to entrepreneurs and veteran exporters on strategies for online selling and exporting.

The conference is a collaboration of the Greater Seattle Partners, Washington State Department of Commerce, Port of Seattle, Coupang, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Amazon.