Our Story

CMO America is an international manufacturing and distribution company started in 2002 that is based in Sarasota, Florida, with warehouses & offices in Tampa, Madison, Sparks, Toronto, London, Breda and Shenzhen China. We design and produce products in our brands:



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Vision & Mission


Our VISION is that of a tangle-free world, and our MISSION is to grow the market so that every small device uses a ZipKORD Retractable Product, or ZipKord EKG ecco-friendly solution for the simplicity of it’s application. Our strength is in our consulting approach to helping our customers identify market opportunities and solving them with our solutions.



History


What started out with two items, the Mobile Phone Headset and Stereo Headset, has now grown to over 100 products that span across three categories, including Music, Mobile Communication and Computer products. We have expanded our brands and the brands of our customers to be available on 5 continents, but we know the other 2 are hoping we show up soon!!



We are the first company to market the Retractable laptop cable, and have developed and delivered a unique method of digital training through our CMO Digital program.



Factory


Certifications: ISO9001, ISO14000, UL, FCC, CE, ROHS Compliance. Our factories are located in the Baoan District of Shenzhen, and we welcome your factory visit at any time.



Team


Our Management Team is lead by Jeffrey Rudd and Hal Perdew.

Jeff has over 20 years in executive management, retail, global sales, e-commerce development, marketing, finance, operations, human resources, logistics & procurement.  He has traveled the world over the last 18 years working in many aspects of technology, including mobile phone deployment and computer software applications, and has a personal understanding of the needs of business travelers, which is where he first started to understand the value of the retractable cable.

Hal has spent most of his career building and growing companies.  Prior to joining CMO America, Hal was one of the founding partners of The DuMont Project, a full-service direct marketing consultancy, following time spent expanding and developing Patriot Self Storage in Southwest Florida and EZ Prints in Atlanta, GA. Hal holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from The Anderson School at UCLA.

We look forward to working with you to help ‘Build a Tangle-Free World’!!