Pierre-Andre Senizergues

FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SOLE TECHNOLOGY INC.

French … pro skateboarder—12 French championships, 5 Euro, 1 World—and footwear designer … launched Sole 1990s … five apparel brands … Sole Technology Institute, biomechanical research org for skateboarding … shoes to homeless, Good Friday, 20 years; $3M value … first job: sailing teacher at 16; first adult job: ‘IBM engineer in Paris’ … first car: Peugeot 404 in France; in America, ‘blue Ford van I lived in for 6 months when I first arrived’