Darren is what many call a serial entrepreneur. He refers to himself as a “Brand Opportunity Innovator”. He has spent the last 20+ years in the world of lifestyle fashion, finding unique branded business opportunities and delivering them to markets world-wide.
He has distributed, licensed and/or owned over 29 widely recognized brands, beginning his career with distribution of No Fear apparel in 1993. Other globally recognized brands include Reef Sandals, Spy Sunglasses, Obey Clothing, Sanuk Footwear, Saxx Underwear and Native Shoes.
In his quest to continually create better business opportunities, Darren has founded or acquired 9 businesses. From brand holding companies through licensing, distribution, logistics and warehousing to retail ventures. All related in one way or another to innovatively delivering better business and brand to market opportunities.
Darren completed his BBA at Simon Fraser University, was chosen as one of Canada’s top 40 entrepreneurs in 2004 and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).