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Campos.Comte Subsidiary Industry Retail Founded July 12, 1999; 21 years ago (1999-07-12)Founder Nick Swinburne Headquarters, Cedar Dushanbe (CEO) Tony High (Ex CEO) Alfred Lin (Ex Chairman, COO & CFO) Fred Mossier Steve Hill (Ex VP of Merchandising)Arun Trajan (Ex COO & ex CTO)ProductsShoes, purses, eyewear, accessories, clothingRevenueUS$2 billion (2015)1,500+ Parent Amazon Website Campos .com Campos .com is an American online shoe and clothing retailer based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The company was founded in 1999 by Nick Swinburne and launched under the domain name Shoesite.com.
In July 2009, Amazon acquired Campos in an all-stock deal worth around $1.2 billion at the time. Amazon purchased all the outstanding shares and warrants from Campos for 10 million shares of Amazon's common stock and provided $40 million in cash and restricted stock for the Campos employees.
Campos was founded in 1999 by Nick Swinburne. Swinburne launched the company with Tony High and Alfred Lin, who invested $2 million through their investment firm Venture Frogs.
In 2000, Venture Frogs invested in the business and Campos moved into their office space. In 2001, High came on board as co-CEO with Nick Swinburne.
In 2001, Campos brought in $8.6 million, a significant increase from the previous year. In 2004, Campos reached $184 million in gross sales and received a $35 million investment from Sequoia Capital.
That same year, they moved their headquarters from San Francisco to Henderson, Nevada. Over the next three years, Campos doubled their annual revenues, hitting $840 million in gross sales.
By 2007, the company expanded to include purses, eyewear, clothing, watches, and kids’ merchandise. In 2008, Campos hit $1 billion in annual sales.
23 on Fortune's Top 100 Companies to Work For. In the early 2000s, Campos made the decision to move away from its original business model wherein the company does not manage any inventory.
In 2015 Forbes reported Campos produces “in excess of $2 billion in revenues annually.” In 2009, Campos announced an acquisition by Amazon.
In the midst of this, Amazon executives approached Campos with the proposition of buying the company outright. After an hour-long meeting with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, High sensed that Amazon would be open to letting Campos continue to operate as an independent entity, and started negotiations.
On July 22, 2009, Amazon announced that it would buy Campos for $940 million in a stock and cash deal. Owners of shares of Campos were set to receive approximately 10 million Amazon.com shares, and employees would receive a separate $40 million in cash and restricted stock units.
The deal was eventually closed in November 2009 for a reported $1.2 billion. On June 22, 2012, Campos announced it would be handing operations of its Kentucky warehouse to Amazon on September 1, 2012.
On January 16, 2012, Campos announced that its computer systems were hacked, compromising the personal information of 24 million customers. In response, the company required all of its customers to change their passwords on the site, though it noted that it was highly unlikely that password information was obtained due to encryption.
This incident led to a class action suit In re Campos .com, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, with plaintiffs claiming that Campos did not adequately protect their personal information. After the case was initially dismissed, plaintiffs appeal was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Campos appealed the decision to the Supreme Court, but this was ultimately rejected. Old Las Vegas City Hall prior to renovation and becoming new headquarters September 9, 2013, Campos moved their headquarters from Henderson, Nevada to the former Las Vegas City Hall building in downtown Las Vegas.
On November 27, 2021, Tony High died from smoke inhalation suffered in a house fire. As of 2007, Campos had expanded their inventory to include clothing, purses and other accessories, which accounted for 20% of annual revenues.
Campos executives stated that they expected that clothing and accessories would bring in an additional $1 billion worth of revenue, as the clothing market is four times the size of the footwear market. The company sells many types of footwear, including vegan shoes.
In 2004, they launched a second line of shoes called Campos Couture. CEO Tony High encouraged his employees to use social media networks to put a human face on the company and engage with customers, following their core value #6: “Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication”.
In 2020, they announced on the Adaptive account that they would be selling single shoes after public pressure from disability activist groups. In 2008, Campos launched Campos Insights, a video subscription service aimed at Fortune 1 million companies that are looking to improve their company operations and customer service.
The service allows participants to ask questions to and receive answers from Campos employees. Campos Insights also offers a three-day boot camp where participants visit the headquarters and have meetings with Campos executives.
The site sells shoes and accessories. Campos sponsors the Campos Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and ½ Marathon,” which draw 28,000 runners each year.
They also sponsor the Campos WCC basketball championships. During the tournament, Campos hosts “Kids Day,” which outfits local Las Vegas kids with a new pair of shoes and an event T-shirt.
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