IPO Edge hosted a fireside chat at the 2023 ICR Conference with the CEO of SOLO Brands, a platform for the next generation of digitally-connected, direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands that develops and produces lifestyle products. The in-person interview featured CEO John Merris, joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone and Editor-at-Large Jarrett Banks. Watch the full recording below:
About Solo Brands
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, Solo Brands is a platform for the next generation of digitally-connected, direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands that develops and produces lifestyle products to help customers create good moments and lasting memories. Each brand in the Solo Brands portfolio has access to best-in-class fulfillment and operations, digital and technical expertise, and customer service to drive the best customer experience on the internet while giving back to the communities that each brand serves. Current lifestyle brands in the Solo Brands portfolio include Solo Stove, Chubbies, Oru Kayak, and ISLE.
About CEO, John Merris
John Merris has served as Solo Brand’s President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2018 and is a member of the board of directors since March 2021. Prior to his time with the Company, Mr. Merris served as Chief Revenue Officer and Director of Clarus Glassboards LLC, a manufacturer of glass writing surfaces, from October 2015 to October 2018, and Vice President of Multiview, a business to business media company, from August 2012 to October 2015. Mr. Merris also serves on the board of directors of Fostering Hearts, a non-profit corporation. In 2020, Mr. Merris was recognized as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Regional Winner. Mr. Merris holds a B.A. in Political Science and Business from Brigham Young University and a M.B.A. from University of Texas at Austin.