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Global Resale

A leading, global provider of aftermarket services and reverse logistics, focused on maximizing the value of used and replaced IT, wireless, and enterprise assets.

Global Resale partners with the leading manufacturers, carriers, lessors, retailers, resellers, and large corporate accounts to handle their worldwide reverse logistics needs. With state-of-the-art processing centers in Austin, TX (Global Headquarters) and Essex, UK (European Headquarters), Global Resale serves as a single-source solution for its partners, offering the full range of reverse logistics capabilities from procurement through wiping and sanitization to resale through multiple channels worldwide.

The company is led by founder and CEO, Jeff Zeigler, who has over 18 years of experience in the resale and reverse logistics space. Since founding TechTurn in 1999, Jeff led the business until it was acquired by Arrow Electronics in 2012. After TechTurn, Jeff continued to lead the business as President and General Manager of Global Asset Disposition at Arrow Electronics until 2013. In addition to Jeff, Global Resale’s broader leadership team averages over 23 years of industry expertise.

On March 31, 2016, Brightstar Capital Partners (“Brightstar”) completed the acquisition of Global Resale in partnership with the company’s founder and CEO, Jeff Zeigler. Brightstar is excited to back a strong and experienced management team with the strategic capital that will allow the company to take advantage of favorable dynamics in a large and growing technology resale industry.

The entire Brightstar team is dedicated to driving operational value creation for Global Resale, which we are uniquely positioned to do in the following areas:

  • Transformative supplier relationships
  • Expansion into new industry verticals
  • Domestic and international geographic expansion
  • Growth into new sales channels
  • Financial and tax optimization
  • Establishment of strategic partnerships