November 6, 2019
Dear IEC Members & Friends,
Please welcome Andy Fathollahi, Founder & CEO of The Kanvas Co., as our next confirmed founding member of the International Executive Council (IEC).
We have included his bio and LinkedIn profile below for your review.
As Founder and CEO of The Kanvas Company, Fathollahi bringing over 20 years of executive leadership experience to the cannabis industry, as the Founder and former CEO of global consumer technology solutions platform, Incipio Group. Founded in his Orange County garage in 1999 with just $500, He grew Incipio from a single product line to a diverse portfolio of owned brands and global licenses with over $450 million in annual revenue, 500 employees in eight countries and products in over 60,000 retail locations worldwide. As a forward-thinking leader, his commitment to innovation has resulted in nearly 200 patents and one of the most diverse and innovative product lines in the mobile phone industry.
During his leadership at Incipio, he successfully completed five high-profile acquisitions, including Griffin Technology®, Incase Design Corp.®, Braven Audio® and lifestyle brand TAVIK®, as well as 17 strategic licensing agreements with internationally renowned brands Coach®, TUMI®, Under Armour®, kate spade new york®, Rebecca Minkoff® and Diesel®. Fathollahi’s business acumen was recognized by American Express with a feature on American Express’ Open Forum, “Inside Successful Small Businesses,” and by Bloomberg Businessweek with a segment on BloombergTV.
The Orange County Business Journal honored him with an Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award after being selected from a pool of 160 nominees. His previous accolades also include Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Orange County Fastest Growing Company, OC’s Hot 25 and CTA Board of Industry Leaders. Fathollahi serves as the Chairman of the Board for Incipio Group and as a member of the EvoNexus Committee, where he is joined by a large group of tech industry executives and entrepreneurs that are dedicated to helping startups in Orange County.
IEC Founding Member, Andy Fathollahi, Founder & CEO of The Kanvas Co.
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