Vipe is a brand strategist with a purpose. In addition to being a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, he applies more than 3 decades of experience in creating disruptive brands and growth strategies for nonprofits and brands. Currently, Vipe is serving as a Board Member for Ocean Champions, Ocean Institute, and RichUncles.com, an SEC reporting company managing more than $450 million in assets.
He’s also a campaign ambassador for AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, a cutting edge 400,000 square-foot campus that convenes and nurtures the best and brightest pioneers and organizations in science, business, and education for ocean conservation.
Vipe kicked off his career in the early ’90s when he created the H2O Winter Classic, a two-day surf and snowboard competition with a concert that went on to inspire the creation of the Warped Tour and X Games. In the late ’90s, he helped launch Red Bull in the U.S. Vipe has been called up by numerous brands, CEO’s and even political campaigns to advise on branding, marketing and turn-around strategies including creating a collaboration for Partnership for a Healthier America chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Today, Vipe’s focus is on ensuring that future generations are met with a healthy and thriving ocean. He’s involved with several ventures focused around innovations and solutions that will reduce plastic waste and minimize business's impact on the planet.
An outspoken member of the coastal business community and a founding member of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast, Vipe was invited by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) to testify before members of Congress on the harms of new offshore oil and gas drilling. He was recently presented with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) on his work with BAPPC to protect our coasts from offshore oil drilling.
As a way to help others propel their careers, he launched the Army of Gamechangers podcast where he interviews executives who share their best career and leadership advice.