"Dream Big & Dare to Fail – How starting with 'why', authenticity, and leading with your heart will transform how you do business", Scott Vogel.
We are excited to welcome Scott Vogel, Owner and Operator of Nothing Bundt Cakes. Along with free cake and door prizes, Scott will be inspiring us to think differently and encouraging us to connect with our heart to realize our goals.
In 2017, Scott and Christine left the comforts of their corporate lives behind and opened a small bakery in Grand Rapids called Nothing Bundt Cakes. How giving back, back-to-basics business tactics, and holding true to their values are helping a husband and wife team realize the dream of building a sustainable business in the community they love.
Scott Vogel’s Bio:
After graduating from Miami University of Ohio in 2000, Scott started his career towards the end of the .com boom as an assistant product manager at a small $30M online business-to-business information company in Cleveland, Ohio. Shortly after the Dun & Bradstreet acquisition in 2002, News America Marketing (a division of News Corp) recruited him to join their Chicago office as a sales associate calling on SC Johnson & Sons selling in-store advertising and FSI’s.
Realizing he had a passion for product development (and disliked wearing a suit every day), Scott pursued and landed a product manager position at the publicly traded Salton, Inc. (maker of the George Foreman Grill) in 2004. This is where he was mentored, professionally grew and learned extensively about innovation and international business. Through Salton Scott met his wife Christine and this past May they celebrated 10 years of marriage (best decision of his life).
In 2007, Shark Ninja (based in Boston), recruited Scott away from Salton to join a team of associates as a senior product manager to turn the financially struggling company around. After 1 year and the turnaround of Shark Ninja realized, Keurig / Green Mountain Coffee recruited him away to join the growing/disruptive Boston based company in 2008. As a senior marketing manager at Keurig, he was fortunate to see and to be a part of a talented team that helped grow a company from $300M+ sales to nearly $5B in just over 5 years.
In 2014, BISSELL recruited Scott to be the Associate Director and P&L lead of one of their largest business lines that was in double digit decline. Scott and his wife immediately fell in love with Grand Rapids and wanted it to become their forever home. In March of 2017, Scott left his secure job and growing business line to open the first Nothing Bundt Cakes in Michigan to permanently set down roots in in West Michigan to raise their family.