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The Quiet Light Podcast

Aug 31, 2021

Roger Hardy is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of KITS, one of the world’s leading eyewear companies. In 2000, Roger founded an online company,, and later achieved the largest exit for an e-commerce business in Canada at the time. He has investments in real estate and holdings in companies including Cymax, Sonder, Flexday, Mogo, and Privé Revaux. 

Roger is a recipient of Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 and a two-time winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Business-to-Consumer category. He enjoys spending time with his family and empowering communities across the globe through his charity, the Hardy Family Foundation.

In this episode…

Do you want to know how to achieve a successful, multimillion-dollar exit? Are you looking to build a transferable company that is pushing for growth?

Building and growing an e-commerce business takes work, and getting it ready for a sale can be even more challenging. Many businesses and investors are looking for a brand to purchase and scale — which means a profitable exit for you — but they also want to verify each business’ structure and profitability. Roger Hardy’s departure from his online business was the largest in e-commerce history for Canada: a whopping $450 million. He knows how to make groundbreaking steps to grow and transfer a business, and today he’s here to share his insights with you. 

In this episode of the Quiet Light Podcast, Mark Daoust sits down with Roger Hardy, the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO at KITS, to discuss the key to achieving a multimillion-dollar exit for your e-commerce business. Listen in as Roger discusses the importance of client feedback, the evolution of culture and cadence within his company, and the value of a net promoter score to scale your business. Stay tuned.