Embracing the uncommon thread is the mantra behind Stance Socks. And Clarke Miyasaki, the EVP of Business Development, fits right in with that sentiment.

Coming from small-town Idaho, Clarke landed an internship at a startup during the .com boom and never looked back. He fell in love with the culture, and with his work ethic and charismatic personality, Clarke has lead a fascinating life.

After working at multiple startups, venture capital firms and helping Skullcandy scale to an IPO, Clarke now runs deals with brand ambassadors and organizations in his current role at Stance. Since starting with the company he has worked with some big names, most notably in the golf space, Bubba Watson, and Jack Nicklaus.

In this week’s episode, Clarke shares with us the evolution of his career and some great stories he experienced along the way. We talk about working with Snoop Dogg and Slash while at Skullcandy, getting Bubba Watson into the All-Star game which is a must listen, what it is like to close a deal with the NBA, playing golf with his good friends Andre Iguodala and Steph Curry, and his thoughts on entrepreneurship and life.

Clarke is a really cool guy with a great story. A big thank you to Clarke for coming on the show. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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