Sharper Names Top Merchant

Mark Anthony to Lead Ecommerce and Catalog Merchandising

Farmington Hills, MI. January 5 2010 - Camelot Venture Group, the license holders and operators of the ecommerce platform and catalog business announced this week the hiring of Mark Anthony as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager (GMM). Anthony will be responsible for developing, sourcing and merchandising products. "We're thrilled that Mark decided to join us and head up our merchandising team," said David Katzman, Camelot Venture Group Managing Partner.  "He brings a wealth of knowledge and 23 plus years of experience in merchandising specialty retail on both the online and catalog sides of the business."

Camelot re-launched the Sharper Image website on October 1, 2009 and will mail catalogs in time for Father's Day 2010. Anthony will work with the Sharper Image Licensees and also source unique, innovative products from best in class partners to provide the Sharper Image customer the selection, quality and experience they've come to expect from the iconic brand. Before joining, Anthony most recently served as Operational Vice President/GMM at Brookstone where he oversaw all merchandising for their website and catalogs for the last 12 years.

Camelot Venture Group
Camelot Venture Group is a private investment group that invests primarily in direct to consumer companies including online, catalog, retail, technology, financial services and sports management. For more information, please visit or

About The Sharper Image
The Sharper Image offers a broad range of exciting, innovative and technology rich products of superior quality and design. The Sharper Image is owned by a joint venture between Bluestar Alliance, Hilco Consumer Capital and Gordon Brothers. For more information, please visit