Brian Spaly

Chicago Ventures EP | Executive Chairman at Tecovas

Brian is currently Executive Chairman at Tecovas, a direct-to-consumer Western Bootmaker based in Austin, TX.  Up until January 2017, Brian was Founder and CEO of Trunk Club, where he focused on making it easy for men and women to discover and acquire awesome clothing without the hassles of the traditional shopping experience.  Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) acquired Trunk Club in 2014 for $350M. Prior to leading Trunk Club, Brian founded Bonobos, a men’s clothing company that is famous for the best-fitting pants on earth, by selling trousers out of the trunk of his car during business school in Palo Alto. Bonobos was acquired by Walmart (NYSE:WMT) in July, 2017.

He serves on the board of Deckers (NYSE:DECK, parent company of Ugg, Hoka, Teva and Sanuk) and seven early-stage and growth company boards: Tecovas, Veryable, Made In Cookware, PreFix,  M1 Finance, Happy Returns and Tribe 9 Foods.  As well, he is a prolific private investor and advisor to entrepreneurs, with a portfolio of nearly 100 angel investments.

Brian holds an MBA from Stanford and an AB degree from Princeton.  He is an avid hockey player, cyclist, squash player, and enjoys watersports.  He’s completed three Ironman distance triathlons and three adventures to Burning Man. His favorite authors are Roald Dahl, Neal Stephenson, Mark Helprin, and Nicholas Taleb. He is married to Carly Spaly and they have two daughters, Ruthie and Sylvie.

Brian Spaly