Bradley Ross Nardick
I assumed the leadership role of my family company in Chicago about 22 months ago, just in time to take on the most turbulent environment in recent history.
As the 3rd generation CEO of The Bazaar Incorporated, I am responsible for leading a team of 150 people every day. We are one of the leading distributors of name brand overstock in the country.
During my short tenure as CEO, we have dramatically increased profitability through the implementation of modern technology, better team cohesiveness, and a sharper focus on productivity. All of this has been done through a focus on inclusiveness in the workplace, aligning our entire team behind a common mission.
As a young man growing up with many learning disabilities, I always identified with people who are told a story that they wont amount to much of anything. That is why I have always been committed to disability employment and inclusion.
My team and I have built a highly successful disability employment program. 30% of my team are people with disabilities. We have won several awards, including one from the Department of Rehabilitation Services in the State of Illinois.
We were also published in Fast Company Magazine for our hiring and recruitment practices.
Published in FastCompany magazine for disability employment.
Other Notable Activities:
Member of YPO Windy City Chapter- 2019-present
International business organization for presidents and CEO’s of mid size to large scale companies.
Seed Investor in Solar Technology Start up:
- Optivolt Labs: Solar Technology start up in Silicon Valley
Recruited on a wrestling scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Four year letter winner
Career record of 40-32
Won national W Club Award for community service leadership
Team captain senior year
Majored in rehab psychology.
Volunteering and Board experience:
Board of directors for the Sonya Shankman Orthogenic School- 2018-2020
a highly specialized live in facility for kids with severe mental and emotional challenges
2016 Rio Paralympics Team USA host: 2016-present
spent a month in rio during the Paralympic Games as a donor liaison.
Part of the grassroots effort to spread the power of paralympic sport.
Board of Directors National Wrestling Hall of Fame: Preserve and advance the sport of wrestling and its history.
Gray Matter Experience Mentor-2018-2020:
Entrepreneurial mentorship for high school kids from the south side of Chicago.
I live in the West Loop of Chicago with My Girlfriend, Sylvie Chandra. She is a professional chef. We have 14 plants, a Shiba Inu, and zero kids.
I have enjoyed traveling around the world for the past few years, the highlight of which was living in the amazon jungle for a month during December of 2018.
My hobbies are playing the African Djembe Drum, Practicing Taichi and QiGong, and Boxing.