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Exec Seat: Q&A With Alfonsus Kusuma

Exec Seat: Q&A With Alfonsus Kusuma
DatingGold’s Alfonsus Kusuma has seen it all in the dating space. After all the industry veteran has spent the better of the past decade working in the space. Kusuma, known simply as “AK,” leads the dating network’s sales and marketing and is a busy brainstormer who’s ... More »

Steady Rise — Spartacus Leathers' Josh Miller

Steady Rise — Spartacus Leathers' Josh Miller
Spartacus Leathers launched in Portland 26 years ago as a single adult retail store known for offering highquality, adult leather goods. Josh Miller joined the company as an inventory control specialist a little more than 15 years ago while the company was still manufacturing its leather goods in it... More »

Exec Seat: Sportsheets President Julie Stewart

Exec Seat: Sportsheets President Julie Stewart
After 16 years with the award-winning manufacturer Sportsheets International, Julie Stewart was announced as company president last summer. Today, Stewart works closely with Sportsheets’ top executives and customers, and oversees the company’s sales and marketing, finances and human reso... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Steve Bryson

Exec Seat: Q&A With Steve Bryson
Steve Bryson knows processing, that’s for sure. He’s been in the business of transacting online payments for more than two decades, and he puts pride in offering anything and everything that might help his clients at OrbitalPay. XBIZ World recently chatted with Bryson about his business... More »

WIA Profile: Judy Shalom

WIA Profile: Judy Shalom
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Judy Shalom, Senior Sales Manager, A... More »

WIA Profile: Robin Stewart

WIA Profile: Robin Stewart
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. After a full year as JOPEN brand manager, Robi... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Michael Trigg

Exec Seat: Q&A With Michael Trigg
Michael Trigg founded Trigg Laboratories in 1989 at the height of the HIV epidemic. As an ideal companion to condom sales, Trigg set out to develop lube formulations that enhanced protected sex. Trigg Laboratories products are now available in 62 countries and sales continue to expand throughout the... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Affil4You's Joey Gabra

Exec Seat: Q&A With Affil4You's Joey Gabra
Meet Joey Gabra, if you haven’t already. After all, the gregarious managing director of mobile affiliate program Affil4You can be seen at all of the adult trade shows, frequently on panels discussing the virtues of making money off mobile. Gabra, who’s tasked with building out the compa... More »

Lovehoney's Fifty Shades of Grey Collection

Lovehoney's Fifty Shades of Grey Collection
Lovehoney is launching its Fifty Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection in the U.S. on April 8. Developed in association with “Fifty Shades” author E.L. James, the line features toys and bondage items created to match those used by Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, the young coup... More »

Q&A With Andy Alvarez, Webmaster Central

Q&A With Andy Alvarez, Webmaster Central
Webmaster Central is known for its hands-on approach with customers, CEO Andy Alvarez stresses. It’s all about to protect their interests and serve their needs, he says. However, Webmaster Central’s primary goal is to make their customers money. “If we are not adding to their bott... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve... More »

Looking Back at 2016’s Highlights

2016 was fraught with highs and lows. As an industry, we mourned the loss of friends and loved ones and welcomed new life into the world. With the presidential election behind us and California’s... More »
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