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Registration is now open for our Executive Roundtable on March 30, when I'll interview Skullcandy CEO Rick Alden and President Jeremy Andrus in front of a live audience.
This week is members-only registration for members of our Shop-eat-surf Executive Edition. General registration opens to all on March 1.
Skullcandy started in 2003 and reached $125 million in revenue in 2009, with projections for a 30% - 40% growth in 2010. Alden was named Entrepreneur Magazine's "Entrepreneur of the Year" in the January 2010 edition.
The company primarily makes and markets headphones sold through action sports and music retail channels, and has branched out to other retail channels and categories.
(Right: Skullcandy President Jeremy Andrus.)
Rick and his team work with an intensity, focus and sharp vision that stands out in action sports, and that will be one focus of the Roundtable discussion - along with the company's continued growth against the recessionary headwinds, and how Skullcandy has overcome obstacles during the company’s rapid growth.
It all happens from 8:30 - 11 a.m. at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach. We'll serve breakfast and coffee, and in addition to the formal program, we'll have plenty of time for informal discussions before and after the session.
SES Members save on admission, paying $65. General admission is $100. Your admission includes valet parking and breakfast.
Executive Edition members can register by clicking this link. Be sure to use the same email address that's linked to your membership.
If you're not an Executive Edition member, it's not too late to sign up for a membership while registering for the Executive Roundtable.
To become a member and register for the event, click here. For an all-in-one bundled price of $154.99, you receive early registration and savings to this event ($65) and to each of our quarterly Executive Roundtable events, plus access to Executive Edition stories for a year ($89.99).
If you'd like to purchase admission for a group, click here to request group sales assistance.
The Shorebreak Hotel is again offering a special rate of $159 - a $60 savings - for Executive Roundtable registrants who stay at the hotel on Monday, March 29. You'll find more details on our event registration page.
Or you can book your room by clicking here or by calling the Shorebreak's reservations desk at (877) 744-1117 and mentioning the Shop-eat-surf event.