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Jeff Kearl

Last updated: 05/25/2017 - 11:59

The Stance CEO did not pull any punches at Surf Summit about big problems in the industry and the radically changing retail landcape. We have a comprehensive report on the speech, which people in the audience either really loved, or really hated.

Last updated: 01/06/2016 - 07:17

We conduct a lot of interviews during the course of a year, and some always stand out


Last updated: 07/22/2015 - 18:47

We talked to Jeff about the new projects, including details about the retail experiment, and why he’s nervous about the underwear launch. Also, how Stance has evolved, the interesting hiring philosophy and why Stance provides free meals to employees.

Last updated: 05/20/2015 - 03:34
Stance today announced the appointment of Paul Zaengle as executive vice president of global ecommerce.


Last updated: 03/04/2015 - 21:38
Stance has raised another $50 million as it prepares to launch underwear later this year, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.
Last updated: 09/22/2013 - 19:25
Photos from the SES Executive Roundtable with the founders of the Stance brand that took place last week at The Shorebreak in Huntington Beach.
Last updated: 09/10/2013 - 20:10
We will find out more about how the Stance team has accomplished so much, so fast, and will probe the astute business minds of CEO Jeff Kearl and President John Wilson during our next Executive Roundtable on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Last updated: 05/13/2013 - 00:02

2009 has been a tough year for the industry. The previous belief that the action sport industry was “recession proof” has been busted and we all now know larger economic ills can impact action sports companies and retailers in a profound way.

Last updated: 05/13/2013 - 00:02

Jeff Kearl is the chairman of Skull Candy and an industry investor. Here's his take on the biggest impact the recession has had on the industry in 2009, if he thinks the changes are long lasting, and his business prediction for 2010.

Last updated: 05/13/2013 - 00:01


Headphone company Skullcandy continues to make surprising and intriguing moves.