Brian Krauss is a branding guru, sought out thought leader, trendsetter, and successful entrepreneur. His savvy instincts and well-implemented business strategies have led to the formation of multiple fashion and lifestyle companies.
As a third generation fashion entrepreneur, Brian pursued degrees in both law and business. In his career, he has built on his solid style-centric foundations beginning his career at William Morris Talent Agency. His entrepreneurial spirit spurred the launch of IPATH, a skateboarding footwear/apparel lifestyle company. IPATH grew from meager beginnings into a leading internationally recognized brand.
Brian masterminded the sale of IPATH to the Timberland Company in April 2007. He then went on to extend his savvy reach into high-end fashion with SneakerLuxe, a couture sneaker company created with best friend and colleague Kedar Massenburg, the former President and CEO of Universal Motown and founder of Kedar Entertainment Group.
Brian’s latest endeavor has been the launch of the celebrity-favorite high-end motorcycle themed brand Vintage1. In this venture Brian has joined forces with renowned designer Philippe Naouri to create an edgy, yet sophisticated, line of vintage inspired jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, and trucker hats. Vintage1’s celebrity following includes Kim Kardashian, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Renee Zellweger, Rihanna, and the Hilton sisters.
In addition to his work in legal, media, and marketing efforts for Whistleblowers Against Fraud, Brian is currently representing Restoration Hardware and other retailers in key branding deals within the United Arab Emirates and southeast Asia.