Co-Founder, CEO, 5.11 Tactical
WHY: Leads 18th-largest local apparel company by employee count: 1 companywide, 150 locally. Co-founded 2003 with Dan Costa. Revenue on track for about $400M. Owned by Conn.-based Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI).
RECENT: Renamed to CEO role, August 2018. Previously president. At current rate of adding one store a month will hit 100 in couple years.
QUOTABLE: Told Business Journal, “Our vision is to build an iconic global consumer brand rooted in serving public safety and the military.”