Hi, I’m Chase. I’m a social entrepreneur living in Salt Lake City, working on a new venture called Purpose Portfolio.
My first startup was Dress Code Custom Inc., a vertically-integrated custom menswear brand. After living in Asia, I became interested in the import/export opportunity in China and fell in love with custom tailoring. So at 21 years old, a friend and I launched our small import operation.
In four short years, we emerged as one of the fastest-growing suit companies in the world, with over 10k customers, millions in revenue, and $1.7M in venture capital. Our team of 50+ men and women were located all over the United States, and we manufactured in Shanghai, China, a city I’ve grown to love. We were all crazy-passionate about revolutionizing the retail industry.
In mid-2014 I left my post as CEO to begin working on a new startup, Purpose Portfolio. I’m more excited about this venture than I’ve ever been about any other project. It really strikes a balance for me between something I’m terribly passionate about, a potentially billion-dollar idea, and something that actually does good for the world.
Purpose Portfolio help the most socially-minded generation in the world, millennials, connect with purpose. We do this through an enterprise SaaS platform that helps businesses become more socially-minded in a way that has a real ROI on their recruiting and retention and in a way that builds a culture that attracts millennials.
We get to work with some of the coolest international development projects, nonprofits, and social businesses around the world that are being run by the most passionate people I’ve met in my entire career. Helping them get access to capital and run a more effective organization is truly my life calling.
Earlier this year I also launched a podcast called The Utah Foodie. It’s a fun side project where I get to interview Utah’s most passionate and eccentric culinary entrepreneurs, restauranteurs, and chefs. We’re sponsored by KRCL 90.9FM radio and I have way too much fun meeting and interviewing so many interesting people. This project helps me stay balanced and engaged in the SLC community, and I love that.
Outside of work, I relentlessly travel with my near 3-year-old son Liam. I’ve visited 30+ countries, where I enjoy trying new food, writing and taking pictures, and collecting masks. In my spare time I fly small airplanes, hike in the beautiful Utah mountains, and drink absurd amounts of coffee.
If all goes as planned, this website will challenge me to produce more content, develop my writing and web design skills, and start conversations with interesting people. Thanks for visiting.