Member Since 2022
Gary is a third-generation textile engineer who has leveraged that legacy and his love of innovation into designing products to improve the well-being and comfort of consumers for some of the world's most recognized retailers and brands. His first step in this direction was founding Case The Music, which turned traditional basic black guitar and musical instrument cases into works of art. As founder and CEO of SquadLocker, Gary has once again turned the ordinary into the extraordinary by revolutionizing the custom apparel process for team sports. While he admits he never reached sports star status in his younger days, it hasn’t stopped Gary from securing and finding synergy with world-class athletes for his On The Whistle podcast. A native to New England, Gary resides in Providence, RI and welcomes new connections through LinkedIn.
Fate rewards the entrepreneur for being entrepreneurial. But there are a few things I wish I’d known before jumping into the fray.
When considering a partnership, it’s important to confirm what you’re getting out of it. But it’s also important to recognize how it can contribute to operational health and entrepreneurial creativity.
Your ability to weather a huge storm, in the marketplace, may also increase the growth potential of your business success down the line.
It’s a process—failing in the right order to get to the right destination.
First-principles thinking empowers agility and innovation, but only when people know you appreciate the lessons as much as the triumphs. And with each challenge presented and each answer revealed, you’re taking steps toward truly harnessing the potential of the chaos around you.
SquadLocker is disrupting the hyper-local, intensely fragmented athletic apparel market by providing innovative online tools which make it easier for coaches and league administrators to manage athletic apparel purchasing for teams. The TeamLocker™ application provides brands such as Under Armour®, Adidas® and Nike®. The online experience is self-service, immediate, easy-to-launch and free for youth athletic programs.