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Hometown: Boulder, CO
Sports Team: TCU Horned Frogs
Drink: Kettle One on the rocks with a twist
Tell us a little about yourself.
Well, I'm the General Manager for Q Clothier and Rye 51 in our West Village location in Dallas, Texas.
Outside of this role, I'm also a public speaker, image consultant, and author of several programs, including The Presenter Affect, Lifestyle Contagious, Simple Elegance, Iron Branding, and Business Excellence: Your Critical Business Skills.
I'm also a father and an avid traveler.
How did you get involved in the clothing industry?
Initially, I got into the clothing industry when I was in college, working part time for Harold's. (You know, for beer money.)
After being fortunate to graduate with a killer wardrobe, I spent 20+ years in Fortune 100 America. Later, I became one of the Founding Partners for J. Hilburn and spent four years building my clothing and business performance consulting company.
Asked by a couple of colleagues if I would ever get back into the clothing business, my response was only if it was at the pinnacle of high-end men's custom clothing and superior service. In turn, they asked me to come over and check out Q Clothier | Rye 51.
The rest is history.
You're a speaker and an entrepreneur. What do you get up to outside of work?
I have been a public speaker for 15+ years, authoring several programs around marketing, branding, and of course etiquette, manners and style.
I am fortunate to have both of my passions (custom clothing and speaking) as my profession.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my sons, continuing to develop my programs Finding The Gentleman Warrior Inside programs and writing the book.
How can people get in contact with you?
People can contact me by coming by the West Village location anytime. Equally, they can get in touch by phone (214.240.0454) or email.
I am always available to assist with clothing, fashion, and questions related to being a gentleman (i.e., what every man should know and every woman should expect).