Pärtel is an experienced entrepreneur and business manager. Prior to founding isePankur he has held various roles at online and distance retailers as well as logistics and operations companies. For three years, Pärtel was the logistics and development manager of Quelle, largest distance retailer in the Baltic countries, launching and managing various business initiatives in Baltic countries, Central Europe and in Western Europe. During this time Quelle sales grew to 30 million euro per annum and Pärtel was twice nominated as a finalist for his work with ‘Logistics accomplishment of the year’. Pärtel is also one of the authors of the Logistics Handbook published by Bonnier Group. Pärtel has additionally provided consultancy for Itella Corporation’s SmartPOST and sat on the committee of Europe’s largest entrepreneurs’ society - Oxford Entrepreneurs. In different positions he has partnered with large retailers such as NEXT and Shop Direct of UK, OTTO and Quelle from Germany, and Red Cats from France. Partel has held the position of business development executive at the largest privately held distance sales company in Nordic and Eastern Europe – Halens AB. At Halens he has participated in the acquisition and integration of former Quelle subsidiaries in Eastern Europe, subsequent restructuring & organisation building, business process reengineering and business & partnership development activities across 14 markets with annual turnover of 50 million euro.