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Oh! Shoes, Inc.

Oh! Shoes is changing the world of women’s footwear with the creation of the first technology driven healthy and fashionable high heeled shoe.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2003
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

The Company’s target market, the heeled segment of a $25B US marketplace for women’s footwear, is approximately $12.5B. With trendy Italian designs, Oh! Shoes is delivering innovative and attractive footwear selling at price points ranging from $150 - $200 a pair to the millions of professional women between the ages of 30-55 demanding quality, fashionable and comfortable heeled shoe products.


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    Greg Van Gasse
    Chief Executive Officer

    20 years experience in footwear; CEO, Dr. Martens; President, Brown Shoes; SVP, Florsheim; 16 years, Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever; BA, Central Michigan University; MBA, Michigan State.

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    Gary Wells

    35 years experience in footwear; Division Pres., US Shoe Co. (20 years); Nike (10 years), built women’s footwear business; BS, University of Missouri.

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    Don Megrath
    Chief Financial Officer

    Managing Director, VectorPoint Ventures; Sr. Assoc., Aequitas Capital (6 years); CFO Integrated Information Systems (3 years, publicly traded); CFO STEP Technology (5 years); 12 years in B-B marketing media services; BA and MBA, George Fox University.

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    Debra Bartlett
    Chief Merchandising Officer

    VP, General Merchandising Manager May Department Stores (Macys) (20 years); 12 years of footwear management, implementing growth initiatives; BA, Portland State University.

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    Deborah Kain
    VP Sales

    25 years of experience in senior footwear positions in retail and wholesale; SVP Sales at Taryn Rose (2 years); Director National Sales Women’s Footwear Cole Haan (14 years); BA, University of Minnesota.

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    Katie Harman Ebner
    Brand Ambassador

    Reigning Miss America from 2001-2002. Tours nationally as a performer, television personality and speaker. Active in charity work and on a number of boards. BA, Portland State University.

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    Kirsten Bauer
    Director Fashion/Communications

    20 years experience in designer fashion marketing and communications with Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Joseph Abboud and Gianfranco Ferre. Associate of Arts degree in Marketing and Business, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Los Angeles.


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    Scott Davidson, Lane Powell
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    Helmut Koehn

Previous Investors

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    Greg Van Gasse, Gary Wells, Erik Giese, Mark Joseph, Philip Danby,
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    John & Jessica Gordon, Debra Bartlett, Don Megrath, CTK Capital,
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    Boise Angel Fund, Popttech, LP, Seraph Capital Forum members