Our Experts

Ben Levy

Ben founded Side•Kick International in 1992. His knowledge and understanding of the QVC customer has enabled him to bring QVC some of their most successful and long running product lines. Ben’s manufacturing knowledge puts him in a unique position to help companies develop successful products for QVC. His philosophy is simple; respect products but respect the companies and the people behind them even more. Ben has been an on-air guest at QVC since 1993. He is a New York University Business School graduate, with degrees in Marketing, Economics and Management. Ben also holds a Certified Technician degree in airplane mechanics.

Stan Weisbaum

Stan joined Side•Kick International in June 2000, bringing with him many years of experience in marketing and vendor relations in the technology sector. Stan works on new business development. His ability to navigate the varied, complex requirements of QVC allows him to maximize the clients’ productivity in partnering with QVC. Stan has been an on-air guest at QVC since 2000. His philosophy is to leave nothing to chance and do it right the first time. Stan is a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, with a degree in Television & Radio.

Michael Huyard

Michael has been with Side•Kick International since March 2008. As the Director of On-Air Sales, Michael has been instrumental in managing and developing the On-Air business. Prior to joining Side•Kick, Michael was a Floor Manager for QVC, where he began his career in 1999. With over 16 years of experience working with QVC, Michael and his team work closely with vendors, guests, QVC show hosts, and broadcasting teams to ensure flawless execution is achieved in all aspects of the product lifecycle.

Evan Henderson

Evan joined Side•Kick International in September 2014 as Director of Sales & Marketing for kitchen and food. Prior to joining Side•Kick, Evan spent time consulting and worked for QVC for over 16 years, where he managed their on-air and e-commerce sales teams. In addition, Evan was a producer with the live television production team at QVC. Evan focuses his time on expanding all facets of a product and brands cycle at QVC. This includes generating new business, developing sales strategies for existing clients, and working with the QVC team to ensure flawless execution. Evan graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

Emily Scott

Emily has been part of Side•Kick International since 2004, when she joined as an on-air guest. She brings a wealth of life experiences and enthusiasm in each product she presents on QVC. In 2011 Emily expanded her role at Side•Kick by managing the Extended Assortment Program. In addition, she founded and directs Side•Kick’s Internal Fulfillment Program. Emily has been instrumental in developing and managing all aspects of the product drop-ship lifecycle. She enjoys the challenge of maximizing the potential of her vendors while supporting cohesive on-air and drop-ship combined programs. Prior to joining Side Kick, Emily spent 15 years as a mathematician. She earned a BS degree in Mathematics and Economics from West Chester University.

John Armato

John joined Side•Kick International in January 2014. He is in charge of Side•Kick’s rapidly expanding drop-ship program. John brings over 15 years of warehouse, logistics and quality control experience to Side•Kick. He has extensive training in lean manufacturing, and is familiar with all OSHA guidelines and ISO 9001. John currently handles all of Side•Kick’s shipping, receiving and inventory control. His expertise in warehouse management has been instrumental in helping the business grow. John also has experience in product setup, and assists with Side•Kick on-air sales group. John was born and raised in Norristown, PA, where he graduated from Norristown High School.

Nancy Franks

Nancy became a member of the Side•Kick team in October 2022. Her past work experience within sales and marketing, as well as her background within retail and customer-driven roles make her a great addition.  Her primary responsibilities within the company will include logistics & QA support, assisting on-air support and assisting with all facets of vendor relations. Nancy earned a BS in Marketing from West Chester University, and since her previous career in recruiting has spent the last several years as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital/Penn Medicine where she planned and executed many fundraising events.  Her love of the community, helping others and working with people are evident in her team-oriented, customer-driven focus.  Nancy provides an excitement for learning while proving a fresh point of view on market trends and product creation. She is looking forward to what the future holds for her career and his thrilled to be working with the team at Side•Kick.