Hezy Shaked

CO-FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, TILLY’S INC.

Born, raised in Israel; Navy captain … moved to U.S., sold clothes at swap meets … opened Los Alamitos store … cofounded Tilly’s 1984 with then-wife Tilly Levine … no vacation first seven years … 225 stores, 30 states; $550M market cap … first job: construction … first car: Chevy Impala … wants to meet Einstein, Churchill … backs Tilly’s Life Center, Pac Symphony, CHOC Children’s (see Tilly Levine, John Forsyte, Kim Cripe)