Gary is a business visionary who has led corporations to the peaks of success. He has served as the Chief Operating Officer at Fashion Nova and most recently, Skims.
Leveraging his Stanford MBA and seven years of private equity experience to successfully lead two public company turnarounds, Vans Inc and PacSun. He transformed both businesses with new strategy, creative marketing, major shifts in merchandising and supply chain, clear focus on target consumers and completely rebuilt both management teams instilling passionate, accountable corporate cultures. He is an member of the Board of Directors for 14 different companies including 11 years with 24 Hour Fitness which grew from $40M to $1.1B and eight years, GOAT and Camelbak (initially as Chairman).
Lived and worked in London and Hong Kong. Achieved 10x international growth at Vans and spent two years with Global Brands Group based in London and Singapore which became Master Licensee for the FIFA World Cup.
Gary shares his business acumen as a guest lecturer in many undergraduate and graduate classes. He been a commencement speaker for UCLA economics department graduation, and co-taught two streams on entrepreneurship at the London Business School.
He has also served on several non-profit Boards including Chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board, Chapman University Board of Governors, Rand Advisory Board of Education and currently on the Board of Advisors for the UCLA Anderson School of Management.