Where are you from?
How did you get to DSTLD (/your background)?
I’m actually friends with Corey from business school at UCLA; I had been working for American Airlines in a strategy role and then moved onto a sales and business development role at Adidas. Corey and I grabbed lunch one day, and we both realized I would be a great fit at DSTLD, so here I am!
What’s your role at DSTLD?
Head of finance & operations.
Describe your personal style or name one piece that defines you.
I prefer dark colors (grey and blue); jeans and a button down are usually my go to. I like getting dressed up, but I don’t have many opportunities to do so!
What’s your favorite trend right now?
How does DSTLD’s idea of fewer, better things play into your daily life?
I prefer to buy staples and less seasonal items, that way I have fewer decisions when I get up in the morning and don’t have to spend too much money on things! I prefer quality over quantity, so I don’t want to buy something that will wear out in a few months.
Who’s your style inspiration right now?
I really like what French brand APC has been doing lately.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Hang out with my wife and young daughter; try to make time to go for a run a few times a week too.
What’s your favorite LA spot?
I really like 3rd Street in Mid-Wilshire
What inspires you?
I really enjoy working with and being surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do. It inspires me to work and push myself harder.
Working at a fashion-tech startup is a recipe for a busy lifestyle. How do you keep things stress free and streamlined?
I know when to take breaks and enjoy my non-work life. We’re not saving lives here, it’s important to realize this and know when you need to clear your mind and take some time off, even if it’s just a few minutes during the work day.
What are your three daily essentials?
Coffee, jeans, and my girls (wife and daughter)