Greg Van Gasse, MBA
Greg has over 30 years of global consumer brand experience that includes over a decade as CEO/President/Board/Founder/Chairman. His experience ranges from Fortune 500 companies to start ups. Greg consistently finds and executes strategic paths to successful company and brand performance. He has won numerous major awards for his ability to create, grow, and turnaround companies in fast pace industries that include footwear/apparel, cosmetics, personal care, and household products. Industry awards include: Fragrance of The Year, Footwear Brand of the Year, and Finalist NW Startup of the Year.
As a talented and seasoned senior executive with Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever he was responsible for successfully building and turning around billion dollar global brands such as Colgate Dental Care, Palmolive Brands, Vaseline and Ponds Skin Care. As a CEO/President and Board Member for leading footwear companies Greg brought his expertise to build wholesale and retail teams to grow leading brands such as Dr. Marten’s, Florsheim, and Naturalizer. His start-up experience includes creating a footwear company to save women’s feet from the damage caused by high heels, Oh! Shoes, Inc. Greg is currently focused on teaming with early stage companies that have measurable social and/or environmental impact with the potential to grow into global mega brands.