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About is a sourcing platform that connects wholesale buyers with suppliers in the USA and abroad. Founded in 2005, is owned by JP Communications Inc, which also owns Millions of retailers, chain stores, boutiques, dropshippers, auctioneers, Ebay & Amazon sellers, fleamarketers and other resellers have used to find wholesalers, manufacturers, importers, distributors and trading companies.

We are based out of Los Angeles, California and also have offices and trade representatives in China, India, Colombia, Mexico, Bangladesh, Philippines and Vietnam. Our services include:

  • Supplier Pass® verified membership for suppliers
  • Shipping, Warehousing, Logistics and Fulfillment through warehouses in California, New Jersey and China
  • Custom Sourcing
  • Broker services to help suppliers, entrepreneurs and product innovators reach large retailers
  • Trade Show organizing for international companies

Our websites also provide the following features for users at no charge:

  • Videos
  • Forums
  • Trade Show directory
  • Product Request Submissions and Product Alerts
  • B2B Newsrooms is also has the only verification process for suppliers and buyers seeking products from Made In The USA vendors.

Through our network of trade show, government, business and educational partners - is recognized as the leading wholesale trade portal in America. Our network of partners includes:

  • The ASD Trade Show
  • The National Hardware Show
  • Sourcing At Magic
  • The Off Price Show
  • The National Hardware Show
  • The China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles

The primary goal of has always been to connect buyers and sellers in all aspects of global and domestic trade.

Board of Directors

Jason Prescott

Jason A. Prescott, CEO, Founder, and Chairman of the Board

Jason A. Prescott, CEO of JP Communications INC, directs a network of vertical search engines, advertising networks, and product sourcing directories customized for wholesalers, retailers, importers, discounters and auctioneers.

Anchored by, the network expands to OffPriceNetwork, Wholezilla and WholesaleU. The vertical TopTenWholesale network serves apparel, accessories, footwear, jewelry and general merchandise businesses. It tracks and publishes the Top Ten Wholesale Trends, providing an industry-expert filtered and refined matching system where buyers, sellers and advertisers can search keyword popularity by date. In March 2009, Prescott successfully merged his company with, opening offices in Hangzhou, China under JP Communication's new subsidiary Flat World Media LTD.

Prescott is active in the search marketing community and is knowledgeable in search models and technology. He is a course author for Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization, serving on SEMPO's Education Committee. He has spoken at Search Engine Strategies, SIPPA, SANDIOS, ASD Trade Show, and San Diego Software Council, and is a member of the San Diego Venture Capital Group and High Tech Marketing Association. Prescott has authored articles on B2B and vertical search appearing in B2B Online, OMMA, IMediaConnection, CEO Magazine, Entrepreneur Online. He has been cited in Inc Magazine, Business Week and Forbes Online.

TopTenWholesale was named #1 in Fast Growth Awards 2008 by bizSanDiego and ranked in the Top 20 for Technology Awards sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal. Prescott was selected to the Top 40 Entrepreneurs Under 40 roster in 2007 by San Diego's Metropolitan Magazine, was recognized for Outstanding Emerging Business of the Year (San Diego Chamber of Commerce), and recognized as People To Watch in CA (San Diego Union-Tribune). JP Communications sponsors fundraising, making technology donations for San Elijo School in California. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University. Prescott majored in Law Administration and Marketing.

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Brian Crook

Brian Crook, Board Member

Brian Crook is the founder and President of Cerebra, a venture backed company powering next-generation mobile merchandising and recommendation tools for media publishers and ecommerce sites. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with a broad range of experience in both consumer and enterprise technology companies, spanning online advertising and publishing as well as enterprise software.

Brian has co-founded multiple companies, successfully raised seed-capital, scaled organizations, and has been a key driver on both sides of a merger and acquisition transaction.

Early in his career, Brian was one of the pioneers of the online advertising industry, delivering highly scalable ad-serving, data processing and analytic architecture for aQuantive (now Microsoft Advertising), as well as the technology behind the advertising network for high profile, award winning web-properties managed by Disney Online (Starwave was acquired by Disney Interactive Media Group), including,, Infoseek and Disney Online.

Brian has decades of experience in diverse leadership roles which have given him a unique blend of deep technology expertise, insightful strategic vision, pragmatic business acumen and proven organizational skills. Most recently, he served as VP Product Development for Software AG, the world's largest independent provider of business infrastructure software. Prior to Software AG, Brian was VP Product Development for webMethods, where he led product strategy and development for the Business Process Metadata Library. Brian came to webMethods through the acquisition of Network Inference/Cerebra where he was VP Engineering. Prior to Cerebra, Brian was a technology lead at Vulcan Inc., Paul Allen's private asset management company, where he was a key contributor to a number of programs in support of the portfolio.

Brian is also an active contributor to the Semantic Web Technology and Web 3.0 community as a frequent speaker and educator.

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Our Team

Les Hughes

Les Hughes, Chief Technology Officer

JPC Inc.'s Chief Technical Officer Les Hughes originally joined JPC in 2006 as lead programmer developing software applications. He recently rejoined the company as CTO responsible for JPC's technical vision and leading technology development. Les has developed custom software applications for the Internet for over ten years. His areas of expertise include search engines, web directories, legal websites, professional communities, news websites and e-commerce sites.

In 2005, Les owned and operated, a site that compiles news articles from thousands of sources, providing users with the most comprehensive news coverage on the net. The news-spider database, which was continuously updated, is organized into hundreds of channels and thousands of topics, allowing users to quickly find news of interest.

Les also owned and developed HS Plugins, which he operated from 2001 to present. This site developed custom software applications for web sites in addition to plugins and add-ons for many third-party platforms. Les specialized in database-driven applications using Perl and MySQL, making it easy to generate and manage dynamic content.

From 1998 to 2001, Les was a freelance programmer developing retail and point of sale applications for Retail Touch, ADP and various companies in the restaurant industry.

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