Yo! I’m Stephen Lease, the CEO (Chief Executive Octopus) of the sunglasses brand goodr and the co-host of the CULTURE goodr podcast. My spirit animal is an octopus, I’m soul-bonded with a basset hound, and I’m 16% flamingo.
Since I co-founded goodr in 2015, the company has grown to over 100 employees, is sold in over 5,000 doors worldwide, and has won a number awards, including “Gear of the Year” by Runner’s World Magazine, and “Best Places to Work” by Inc. Magazine.
I’ve been featured in publications such as Yahoo Finance, Inc Magazine, The Pop Insider, and Entertainment Tonight for my creative and progressive approach to company culture and branding.
I would love it if this were due to my brand-building knowledge and emotional intelligence, but it’s mostly due to surrounding myself with people smartr, nicr, and funnr than me.