This list is no specific order in terms of success scale etc. Instead I really tried my best to place the names you havent heard of first so we begin to associate brands we see- even huge ones- with the work of a single or a few dedicated person(s). Also- i highly encourage you to google these names if you’d like to improve your own skills. I personally hold forth that there’s no more important skill-set than salesmanship..
NAPOLEAN BARRAGANThe founder of 1-800-Mattress was a genius at using technology to open new sales channels for his Simmons and Sealys. He was one of the first and most successful adopters of the 1-800 number, correctly predicting that consumers would be perfectly willing to have mattresses delivered to their homes sight unseen. Soon after the advent of e-commerce, he registered the domain name mattress.com, and derived significant online sales at a time when few retailers were thinking about the Web. Fun fact: The Ecuadorean-born Barragon got his start in 1950s Colombia selling beer and soda from the back of a burro.