Barbaros Ozdogan

Miami, FL

I was born in Ankara, Turkey. Had a really happy childhood. My father was an engineer and had to travel a lot. I loved it. I studied middle school in Libya and high school in Ankara and Istanbul. I studied Pharmacy in Istanbul University. During my studies I also had the change to work as a tennis instructor at the beatiful Robinson Club resorts in Turkey. After I graduated, I started my MBA at Baruch College and that was a dream come true. My ecommerce adventure started with the New product development where I created a business and marketing plan for a company called buyerweb.com in 1999. After I graduated, I started my internship at coolaudio.com. What an experience it was. Than I was hired by knowledge strategies group where we created marketing plans for johniewalker.com, macys.com web sites. I had a passion for teaching. I started teaching at the Master of Science Program in Internet Business Systems in 2000. I developed Internet Marketing Course, Web Project management course and a course to build database driven web sites using ColdFusion. We had so much fun with our students and they proved their success after they graduate.

During my time at Mercy College I also coached the tennis team. We competed NCAA divison II and had a successfull run. During my last season, we won the regional champonship in New York and qualified to compete at the national championship in Orlando, FL.

I started my ecommerce business while teaching. turkishtowels.com launched in 2000 and in 2009 we purchased towel.com. I am now running the business in Miami, FL and happy with my wife and 2 lovely kids.

  • Work
    • CEO, towel.com
  • Education
    • Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business