Small Business Owner in St. Louis, Missouri
Joseph Tantillo is the President, CEO, and Founder of The Express Design Group, a parent company for dozens of online niche shopping sites including Greekgear.com, Guidogear.com, TshirtHub.com, JustIrishStuff.com, and Christiangear.com. Joseph has spent his entire professional career in the printing and print related industries.
An entrepreneur from an early age, Joseph maintained a growing list of new
business opportunities and products ideas. He started his first company while
in college in 1991, a promotional products venture. However, with a heavy
interest in product development and marketing, Joseph sold his first business
to his partner and went to work for his family's commercial printing company. It was there that he eventually took over the development and marketing functions of the firm. He was also able to hone his operational and management skills to help the printer become one of the fastest growing printers in the region.
With a true entrepreneurial spirit, Joseph left the family business and headed to the Midwest to start his own customizable apparel company. It allowed him to pursue his passion of product development and leveraged his production experience in the printing world as well as marketing expertise from his first venture. Founded in 1999, Express Design Group had the simple goal of creating customized products for consumers. The Company now owns approximately 35 online stores and drives over 4 million visitors to its websites annually.
Some of Joseph's recent achievements:
Featured Speaker at Internet Retailer Convention
Appearance on CNBC's "The BIG IDEA Donny Deutsch"
Featured E-commerce Story in top selling business book, Prepare to be a Millionaire, Health Communications, Inc.
Entrepreneur Magazine – Millionaire's Issue "On a Shoestring"
INC Magazine's Fastest Growing Companies 2008, 2009 & 2010
Today Show Finalist for Bootstrapped businesses.
Joseph & his wife Jill live in Belleville, IL with their 4 young children.