President, CEO, Tilly’s
WHY: Runs 230-store apparel chain, one of OC’s largest, rooted in the action sports and streetwear space.
RECENT: Strong August quarter had Wall Street rallying. Preparing for launch of proprietary brand RSQ’s entry into brick-and-mortar next year. Says company is fighting off the retail apocalypse.
NOTABLE: Second act at Tilly’s. Originally worked at the retailer between 2005 and 2007 as president and co-CEO. Former CEO of Wet Seal when teen retailer was still based in OC. Has sat on the boards of Trina Turk, The Habit Burger Grill, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and New York & Company.