ethos

We believe there are few problems in life that cannot be solved through honest communication. We believe that success does not come without hard work and that integrity must always guide the decision-making process. These beliefs form the cornerstone of Castus and we approach every single interaction with them in mind. We believe in and we guarantee honesty, integrity, and hard work.


Partnerships

We build partnerships. And as your partner, Castus will provide lasting value to your organization beyond securing initial orders. We will help define strategy, implement process, and position your team for sustained growth. Our partnerships are more than transactional relationships. We do not serve our clients simply for commissions or fees. We serve our clients because we believe in their products and we have a desire to help them be successful for years to come. Here are some of the partners we have been honored to serve:


Team

  • Uncle “DJ”
  • Virginia Tech Hokie
  • marathon runner
 

Damon Claus

Damon is a manager and a motivator with more than 15 years of experience in client services. Prior to founding Castus, Damon worked at the world's most innovative juvenile products manufacturer, 4moms, where he managed a network of distribution partners responsible for selling product in more than 50 countries and led a team of sales professionals located around the world. Having built international businesses from the ground up, Damon understands the intricacies of global business development and the diligence required to achieve efficiency in areas like supply chain, production management, and demand planning.

Damon is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and he is guided by the school's motto,  "Ut Prosim" (that I may serve) in both his personal and professional life. He is also a graduate of Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) class XXIII and serves as a student mentor at the University of Pittsburgh's Blast Furnace Accelerator.

Read Damon's features in the Pittsburgh Business Times and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

  • Mama to three girls
  • HGTV / DIY enthusiast
  • Wanna-be Master Chef

 

Julie Block

Julie is a strategic business developer with a keen business sense and a personal touch. Prior to working with Castus, Julie worked at 4moms, where she used her foundation of expert store knowledge to disrupt the juvenile industry on the national level with buybuyBABY and Babies "R”Us. Julie pioneered and grew a grassroots training and merchandising program that covered eight top DMA’s, and has personally visited more than 70 buybuyBABY stores and 100 Babies "R”Us stores. Through developing and leveraging strategic corporate relationships, Julie more than doubled the business at Babies "R”Us and buybuyBABY between 2013 and 2015. She understands the dynamics between key US retailers in both the brick & mortar and online markets, and applies a strategic approach to help growing companies optimize their distribution and reach their goals. Julie advocates for her clients with honesty, respect, and attention to detail.

Visit Julie's LinkedIn profile to learn more.

 


NETWORK

We have spent years building a network of experts in areas that are critical to support business development. Our global network of professionals can be leveraged to ensure your goals are achieved efficiently and effectively.