Our small (but growing) and mighty company

How we got here

The story of Batch is a story of connection.

Established in 2013 by three friends — Sam Davidson, Stephen Moseley and Rob Williams — who wanted to make it easier to discover and share the cool stuff made in Nashville, Batch launched with a single product: a monthly subscription box featuring items handmade in and around Nashville.

The idea quickly caught on and by that holiday season, Batch was selling dozens of items online and fulfilling corporate gift orders shipping nationwide, all supporting the hard work of small businesses and entrepreneurs deeply passionate about their craft.
 
Batch specializes in custom curating a gift that features what you care about most, be it a city (brunch from New Orleans, snacks from Austin), an ethic (black-owned businesses, nonprofit-supporting products), or a brand (yours, of course!). Click here to see a gallery of images we're most proud of.

To date, Batch has sold more than 1 million locally made items, shipped to all 50 states (and dozens of countries). During these past nine years Batch has been a vehicle for the most important connections and sentiments we have as humans: gratitude, congratulations, sympathy, celebration, belonging - all delivered with impeccable service using the hard work and finely crafted handiwork of hundreds of makers. (If you'd like to be part of our purveyor network, reach out to us here.)

And should you need a little extra help finding that perfect gift, drop us a line. We'd love to help you stay connected to those who matter most, whether it's one person or 1,000.

The folks who make it happen

At Batch, our entire team works hard to curate and deliver locally made, artisanal goods, from and all across the USA. We offer meaningful, specialized gifts featuring high-quality, handcrafted items from our growing network of purveyors. And: no robots. Each batch we ship is hand-packed (with a handwritten note if you like) by a real human being.

Here are a few faces of those human beings that make up our team:

Sam Davidson

Co-founder and CEO

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Sam's experience as an entrepreneur spans over a decade and a half, dreaming big and pouring his passion into multiple small business ventures. When not spending time with his family or seeking out new local beers, he’s seven steps ahead of everyone else on the Batch team, cooking up ideas for how to save small businesses.

Rob Williams

Co-founder and CBO

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Rob's keen eye for design and understanding of branding helps shape Batch's commitment to top-tier story-telling. As a Batch co-founder, he plans and protects Batch’s aesthetic, working to uphold the ideals and values that started this company back in 2013. Rob has been in Nashville for 20+ years, and has a reputation in Nashville’s local karaoke circuit to prove it.

Stephen Moseley

Co-founder and COO

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Stephen's experience in media and technology brands runs the gamut from nonprofits to app companies, and online video to consumer brands. He takes an analytical eye to every obstacle, and approaches solutions with sensitivity and empathy. When not handling all things operations for Batch, he's spending time with his family on the trails, coaching (and watching) soccer, and slowly reading John Grisham novels.

Rhonda Ladner

National Sales Director

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After nearly 30 years of business-to-business sales and marketing experience, this New Orleans-native and Mardis Gras-enthusiast puts the “pro” in professional sales. She works tirelessly with our corporate clients to pitch, curate, and customize Batch for each order’s specific needs. She always finds a way to make the answer to the question “yes”. Our strategy is a simple one: set up Rhonda for success, and we all succeed.

Erin Goode

Gift Consultant

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Knowing that a gift is more than just stuff in a box, Erin puts thought and care into each client's order so that it doesn’t just look good, but it feels good too. As a native New Yorker, she thrives in a fast-paced setting, but can easily be mistaken for a true East Nashvillian when visiting our HQ.

Kristi Evans

Gift Consultant

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How do you set out to save small businesses across the country, while still showing the local love at home? The answer, we’ve found, is Kristi Evans. Kristi has been tasked with handling corporate clients right here in our home city of Nashville, Tennessee. Though her background is in sports management (she’s worked with some real all-stars), ask her about country music and you’ll see her heart belongs just as much at Ryman Auditorium as it does at Bridgestone Arena.

Heather Ainsworth

Product Director

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A former chandler hailing from Texas, Heather knows the work that it takes to make and scale a business, which is why she wears so many different hats. Those gorgeous gift collections you see us bragging about? Yeah, that’s Heather. She spends her precious summer vacation sourcing, curating, and (most-importantly) naming the gifts that will make your gift the hit of the holiday season.

RJ Thornton

Accounting Manager

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Nashville drummer, avid chef, and encyclopedia of Reddit threads; RJ always has suggestions to make Batch better, and does so just by being on the team. His effortless confidence, fierce loyalty, and taste for tie-dye patterns gives Batch’s inventory/purchasing the spirit of a smokin’ Grateful Dead cover band.

Chap Cuthbert

Operations Director

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Having called several states "home", and badly missing the Iowa plains, Chap's operational excellence goes hand in hand with his keen eye for his family, his bike, and the warehouse playlist. Due to his strong moral compass and ability to push the team in the 11th hour, some have called him the “Phil Jackson” of the Batch ops team. Which is why when Sam says, "We can do that" what he means is, "Chap can do that."

Bri Nightingale

Client Success Manager

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Not everyone loses sleep over the exact colors of an order’s gift ribbon, but Bri does. She’s the one making sure your gifts ship on time and to your exact liking. When she's not helping corral addresses, order details, and tracking information, she's supporting small business the old fashioned way: drinking local at her favorite Nashville breweries.

Jean White

Assistant Operations Director

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In the time that it took to read this, Jean has responded to four emails, gift-ribboned seven boxes, and figured out how to fix the label printer. Originally from Hilton Head, South Carolina, Jean’s dedication and strong work ethic pushes and inspires everyone around her. She’s the reason that gift you just ordered is probably already on its way.

Zach Anderson

Customer Service Manager

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Zach shows up each day with an unbridled positive attitude and is always the first to jump on a phone call to talk to a client. He wears the fanciest of pants and is even fancier when he sports his favorite Pokemon apparel every Wednesday. Check out his band, the Dreaded Laramie.

Justin Smith

Inventory & Fulfillment Manager

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Justin has his doctorate from Forklift University and he’s not afraid to use it. He brings nearly 15 years of operations expertise from his years working with corporate giants, now he’s a reformed convert to the small business cause. He also kayaks, gardens, plays guitar, cooks, drives a moped, and a bunch of other stuff that inspires us to live life to its fullest.

Brittany Dufaud

Operations Associate

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You know those people you can tell that they’re smiling even when you can’t see them? That’s Brittany. If your day has ever been made infinitely better by someone at Batch, there’s a good chance it’s because of her tireless dedication to details, her warm personality, and her talent for making people feel treasured. Studying to become a dental hygienist, both your day and your smile will be brighter for knowing her.

Chelsie Johnson

Operations Associate

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It’s by no accident that when a gift needs to be packed, we hope it lands in the hands of Chelsie. She has been proving herself an essential part of the Batch team for well over a year, sticking through holiday mayhem, warehouse moves, and all of the growing pains of an expanding business. This Tennessee native turns a mountain of boxes into a pallet of perfect gifts. And because of that, small business is a little safer.

Constance Wheeler

Operations Associate

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The word “complain” never entered Constance’s vocabulary. Doesn’t matter what the task is–she’s on top of it, rolling up her sleeves to do the things others may avoid. So, when it comes time to pack that huge corporate gift order, we’re putting our faith in the hands of Constance, because she’s gonna work until it gets done.

Dominique Kelley

Operations Lead

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Quicker, faster, more accurate– Dominique is the newest addition to the Batch team and he’s already making a name for himself. A Hermitage native with a background in shipping and receiving, Dominique brings a fresh eye to the processes we’ve grown to love, and visualizes the way we can get even better at them. When he’s not shipping your perfect gift, he’s playing video games, spending time with family, and making sure Dominique Jr. lands at football practice on time.

We’re a gift company focused on the human side of gift giving. Every Batch gift, with intentionally selected goods, is hand packed by our team. Corporate gifting is a big business, but we’re on a mission to include small businesses and local makers in corporate gift sets. We seek out artisanal products handcrafted by makers across the country. Our corporate gift ideas highlight interests and causes that are important to you and your gift recipients.

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