About Us

History

The idea behind Gearfire originated from the owner of an FFL Dealer’s desperation to operate a retail gun store more efficiently and successfully, and from the vision to show more products and attract more customers online. The owner envisioned an online presence that could expand the store’s audience nationwide. The result was a website that grew quickly in popularity, but limited in product selection. How could he fill the store’s “virtual shelves” without spending a lot of money? Solution: develop technology to seamlessly live-stream product directly from partnered Distributor warehouses carrying hundreds of millions of dollars of product. This idea alone is not groundbreaking—there are several competitors that already populate their online stores with inventory from one or two major Distributors. But how does a small local business compete with industry giants like CheaperThanDirt.com and Budsguns.com? Or make it affordable and easy-to-use for other FFL Dealers nationwide? With a goal and vision in mind, the FFL Dealer partnered with a developer and programmer and set the plans in motion. The integration and streaming of Distributor inventory processes with the leveraging of the FFL Dealer URLs was creative and effective. Finally, in March 2012, this vision and technology united and led to the creation of Gearfire. Gearfire now offers FFL Dealers all across the country a professional and affordable—yet robust—eCommerce platform. This allows them to offer their local clientele a way to browse hundreds of millions of dollars in inventory and buy it direct. Now, almost five years later, Gearfire counts over 2000 FFL Dealers in the network we continue to grow.

Vision

Gearfire is a leading provider of eCommerce products and services for the firearm industry in the United States. Our solutions create an internet-based marketplace that captivates a new generation of customers accustomed to shop online. Gearfire offers powerful and comprehensive digital tools for Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers alike, providing consumers with the largest selection of firearms and firearms accessories available.

Our Team

Head Honchos

CHAD SEAVERNS

COO

Chad Seaverns is one of the original employees and now serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Gearfire. He is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of the company. Under his management, Gearfire consistently achieves year-over-year growth, expanding its customer base by 50 percent or more each year. Mr. Seavern’s influence extends throughout all areas of the organization including strategic planning, corporate management, product development, technology deployment and customer operations. Mr. Seaverns earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Prior to joining Gearfire, he worked in real estate. Then, in 2002 he was bit by the entrepreneurial bug and founded what would eventually become the country’s largest independent video disc repair operation. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife and two rambunctious children.

The Zoo

(SALES TEAM)

LINDA FAY

Senior Sales Manager

HORST NEHER

Sales Executive

JINA JOHNSTON

Sales Executive

The A-Team

(Accounts Management)

AIMEE SCHOONOVER

National Director of Accounts

AMY STAATS

Account Manager

HEATHER LATHROP

Account Manager

ASHLEY MARSHALL

Senior Account Solutions Manager

JAYNE ROBARDEY

Account Manager

JERRALEE DOMINGUEZ

Account Manager

DANIELLE TURNER

Account Manager

JACLYNN D’AUGUSTINE

Account Manager

JENNIFER DICKERSON

Account Manager

Digital Wranglers

(TECHNOLOGY TEAM)

BEN RUSSELL

Team Lead
Full-Stack Developer

JEFF SYKES

Front-End Developer

SHAY O’NEIL

Full-Stack Developer

Special Forces

(Operations)

TIM COKER

VP of Sales and Operations

ADAM MCLAIN

Product Specialist

DIANN P. METZLER

Corporate Controller

CALEB TILLERY-DOHM

Product Specialist

TAMI SLOAN

Controller

TRAVIS McCAMISH

Director of Advertising

RICHARD HENNIGAN

Senior Marketing Specialist

BANDIT

Security Specialist

Gearfire Payments

TAYLOR PHILLIPPS

Payments Operations Lead

DARCY ESEMONU

Sales Executive

KATHRINE MARTARELLA

Sales Executive