Hi, I’m Chase. I’m an entrepreneur living in Salt Lake City and this is my personal website. Thanks for visiting.
In 2011 at 21-years-old, I started my first company Dress Code and found my passion for starting and building companies. Dress Code is a US-based custom menswear brand that, in four short years, we emerged as one of the fastest suit companies in the world, with over 10k customers, millions in revenue, $1.7M+ in venture capital. We were once named the “Zappos of menswear,” in the way we designed our business model to disintermediate inefficient suppliers and go direct to our customers with a tape measure and fabric swatches right in their home or office.
Our team of over 50 people were spread across the US and Asia, and we were all crazy-passionate about revolutionizing retail. It was a very fun company that I was honored to be a part of and it was the experience of a lifetime. In mid-2014 I announced I was leaving my post as CEO to re-enter the social impact sector and help get my current venture, Catalyze Labs, off the ground with an old friend, SaraJoy Pond. And I never looked back.
At Catalyze Labs, we’re building the next big innovation in the philanthropic sector by helping millennials become engaged in making a difference in the world. We think we’re building something bigger than the next Kiva.org or Kickstarter, and our mission is to make discovering, engaging with, and tracking your personal social impact fun, powerful, and incredibly easy.
We get to work with some of the coolest nonprofits, social businesses, and projects all around the world that are being run by the most passionate people I’ve met in my career. Helping them get access to capital and run a more effective organization is truly my life calling. I’ll share more about this project as we get closer to launching.
I’m also the the creator and host of the podcast, The Utah Foodie – which launches in April 2015. We put a voice and story to our state’s most passionate restauranteurs in the business of great eats, cocktails, and coffee. It’s a fun side project that helps me stay balanced and engaged with the community around me. 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. I also hope my blog becomes an archive of my favorite stories, pictures, projects, and ideas. Thanks for visiting.