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TEDxChapmanU -- Ryan Heuser -- A Common Thread

In his TEDxChapmanU talk, Ryan shares his journey from working in a warehouse to discovering the ultimate accessory line, Paul Frank, in a garage. He dives deep into the struggles and issues a young entrepreneur faces and how he overcame them to grow Paul Frank into the iconic brand it is today. Ryan Heuser, Co-Founder of Paul Frank Industries, has been active in the fashion industry for more than 18 years. Previously at Mossimo Inc., Heuser oversaw public relations for the popular fashion line. In 1997, he left Mossimo to start Paul Frank Industries from his Huntington Beach, Calif. garage. Until it's recent sale to Saban brands in August 2010, Heuser served as it's Co-Founder and President. Heuser received a B.A. in Business Communications from Chapman University and is currently writing a book about his experiences as a reluctant leader of a globally recognized brand. When he is not working, Heuser is a competitive athlete, training for marathons and triathlons. Through his athletic pursuits he raises awareness and money for a number of charities in Orange County, including the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Heuser has been a guest on MSNBC, FOX Business and has been covered by Vanity Fair to Runner's World. Heuser is married and has two young children.About TEDx:In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and
Length: 13:30


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