About Us

Our Mission

We're obsessed with building better eCommerce experiences. For everyone.

Since 2004, we've been designing complete eCommerce solutions that enable ease, scale and certainty for our clients. Continuous investment in the technology and services that support the growth of our own boutique marketplaces, Homesquare and Cymax Business, and multichannel success across other leading marketplaces represent a critical competitive advantage for our clients in a complex ecosystem.

The research and development, innovation, data and insights realized over 17 years, empower us with the tools and the network required for sustainable growth - our clients benefit from the lessons we've learned and the efficiencies we've built. We're an extension of their team, providing access to the tools and services they need to compete and win. Cymax Group represents a simple solution that combines experience with technology.

Our suite of brands include two platforms- Freight Club, an end-to-end freight and logistics solution, Channel Gate, a digital supply chain management solution, and two boutique online furniture marketplaces - Homesquare.com and Cymax.com.

We are transforming eCommerce by democratizing the technology and services that drive success for our clients from design to delivery.

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Agile eCommerce solutions for precision control and accelerated growth

Our Story

The beginning

Cymax launched as a simple website, selling media furniture. We've changed a lot over the years, but one thing has stayed the same - the original problem-solving attitude that has fueled discovery and innovation for almost 20 years!

Vendor portal

This was a pivotal moment in our history. The portal enabled vendors to process orders and cancellations easily with no oversight or facilitation required – a big win for efficiency and resource-management.

Cymax reaches 170 microsites

Before Google updated its algorithm, online marketing relied on having categorically relevant domains. Cymax developed a portfolio of 170 diverse microsites which led to growth and expansion into new markets, even during the recession.

Amazon marketplace

We quickly realized the potential of leveraging Amazon’s marketplace program early. Amazon rapidly became a notable channel for us and now represents a significant percent of our marketplace sales.

Walmart marketplace

When Cymax integrated with Walmart, our ability to fill a void in Walmart’s product offerings was quickly realized. With a breadth of product assortment that included furniture and home accessories at a range of price points and styles, Walmart customers now had the benefit of choice.

Freight Club launch

Cymax Group leveraged over a decade’s worth of shipping and logistics knowledge to create Freight Club, an all-in-one shipping marketplace. Freight Club was a major step Cymax Group took to use its industry knowledge to support and advocate for other businesses.

$25M USD Raise

Cymax raised $25M USD, the biggest in company history, led by Frind Holdings, BDC Ventures and Salman Partners. Frind Holdings is a venture of Markus Frind, Founder of Plenty of Fish.

Homesquare launch

Homesquare was launched with the vision of inspiring better home design by connecting designers and consumers to a large online selection of curated collections at entry to mid-level prices.

Muzeboard launch

Muzeboard enables our retailers to curate custom product selections into sets and bundles. With Muzeboard, retailers can leverage social media culture to market unique aesthetics that can be purchased in sets that increase average order value and conversions.

Channel Gate launch

Channel Gate represents our commitment to a holistic and accessible eCommerce platform that connects and accelerates our partners' growth, allowing manufacturers to leverage a single product feed to sell across multiple channels.

Rizwan Somji appointed CEO

In January 2019, Rizwan Somji was appointed CEO. Riz is best known for his talent for cultivating a data-driven, results-oriented culture. Riz has led award-winning digital transformation, growth and profitability.

Cymax Group becomes Cymax Group Technologies Ltd.

To better reflect our ambitious vision for the future of eCommerce, we changed our corporate name to Cymax Group Technologies Ltd. This refresh captures our founding spirit of innovation and reflects the collaborative culture we work hard to cultivate.

Cymax Group named a part of Team True North

Team True North spotlights the best of Canadian tech—high-performing tech firms tracking to $1 billion in annual revenue with growth rates that match the top one per cent of companies in the world.

Freight Club a winner of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ program

The Technology Fast 50™ program recognizes Canada’s 50 fastest-growing technology companies based on the highest revenue-growth percentage over the past four years. Freight Club ranks #32 for its rapid revenue growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and bold innovation.

Our Team

Rizwan Somji
Rizwan Somji
CEO
Mike Herenberg
Mike Herenberg
Chief Operating Officer
Shouvik Roy
Shouvik Roy
Chief Financial Officer
Brad Kent
Brad Kent
Chief Technology Officer
Chris Randall
Chris Randall
Senior Vice President, Freight Club
Gord Elder
Gord Elder
Vice President, Product
Travis Huff
Travis Huff
Vice President of Sales, Freight Club
Byron Thom
Byron Thom
Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy
Rizwan Somji
Rizwan Somji
CEO
Eric Patel
Eric Patel
Chairman
Markus Frind
Markus Frind
Director
Andrew Lugsdin
Andrew Lugsdin
Director
Rob Williams
Rob Williams
Director
Sarah Kavanagh
Sarah Kavanagh
Director
Manu Sarna
Manu Sarna
Director

We are hiring!

Our team members aren't just great at their jobs, they're great humans, too.