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Join us for a very special night with Jonathan Shokrian (Founder) and Bryan Lalezarian (CEO) of the fashion tech brand, MeUndies. We'll be discussing how they overcame struggles they encountered when launching MeUndies as the very first underwear subscription service in 2011.
They turned some of the company's biggest obstacles into strengths that allowed them to become a profitable business that has sold over 7 million pairs of underwear in all 50 states and 47 countries and has expanded into new product lines including socks, bralettes, and loungewear. The company was recognized in 2016 by Inc. 5000 as the 7th Fastest Growing Retail Company in the U.S.
Jonathan Shokrian founded MeUndies to simplify the underwear shopping experience with
superior product and world-class customer experience. MeUndies launched in 2011 with the first
online underwear subscription, revolutionizing the way people buy their underwear.
Today, through Jonathan’s vision and leadership, MeUndies is a dominant global lifestyle brand
with over seven million pairs sold in all 50 states and 47 countries. The company has expanded
into additional product lines including socks, bralettes and loungewear. In 2016 MeUndies was
named on the Inc. 5000 list as the 7th Fastest Growing Retail Company in the U.S.
Jonathan regularly speaks as a thought leader in the direct-to-consumer space and on
entrepreneurship. He is also passionate about giving back to the community and is actively
involved in several philanthropic endeavors. Jonathan sits on the board of Make-A-Wish Greater
Los Angeles. He is also a founding member of the Society of Young Philanthropists, a non-profit
organization for young professionals to contribute their resources and skills to local and global
Jonathan holds a B.S. in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University.
Bryan leads the rapidly growing MeUndies team as CEO. Under his vision and leadership, he has led the company into a period of hyper-growth driving double to triple-digit year-over-year growth under his tenure. The company has sold over seven million pairs of underwear in all 50 states and 47 countries and has expanded into new product lines including socks, bralettes, and loungewear. The company was recognized in 2016 by Inc. 5000 as the 7th Fastest Growing Retail Company in the U.S.
Prior to MeUndies, Bryan was in mergers and acquisitions with UBS Investment Bank. In his role at UBS, he helped lead over $1 billion in sell-side transactions across the lumber, chemicals, and shipping container industries. He subsequently spent three years with Oaktree Capital in its private equity group, investing in middle-market companies across the foods, gaming, and consumer products industries.
A regular speaker, Bryan provides thought leadership on business and entrepreneurship. He is also actively involved in mentoring students, giving his time to speak at local universities and colleges.
Bryan holds a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance, and an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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