Mick Mountz is the founder and CEO of Kiva Systems, making high-tech products for fast, cheap and efficient inventory fulfillment. In March 2012, Kiva was acquired by Amazon.

Why you should listen

With the growing popularity of online shopping, Mick Mountz and his company are finding ways to make picking, packing and shipping those purchases a flexible and inexpensive process. He first began working on this hidden challenge while at Webvan, an online grocer. In 2003, he took his experience there and founded Kiva systems, a company whose innovative solutions have led to it being listed by Inc. as one of the fastest growing companies.

In March 2012, Kiva was acquired by Amazon for $775 million.

Mick Mountz’s TED talk