Combat Flip Flops’ CEO/Co-Founder Matthew Griffin Awarded Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

 Griff and John Secru, CEO and Chairman, TA Group Holdings

Griff and John Secru, CEO and Chairman, TA Group Holdings

{Seattle, WA}—On Thursday, September 15th, Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin was honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the Seattle area’s 40 Under 40. A panel of Seattle businesspeople selected the 30 finalists from a pool of over 300 applicants.

“These are the business leaders you need to know,” read the Puget Sound Business Journal’s site. “In addition to their contributions to the business community, this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees are active in the local community, working with nonprofits and other organizations in between their busy schedules…Their companies and organizations are some of the most influential in the Puget Sound region, and the decisions they make each day impact the regional economy.”

“It was an honor to represent the Combat Flip Flops team and the veteran community amongst a stellar group of business leaders,” said Griff. “I was also surprised to see the 40 Under 40 alumni group show up in force.It was amazing to see how many of them have stayed connected and continued to work, push, motivate, and drive one another. What an incredible community that I look forward to connecting with.”

Over 400 people attended the sold out luncheon at Benaroya Hall in Seattle to honor the young leaders. For more information on the 40 Under 40 and the winners, please visit thePuget Sound Business Journal.

About Combat Flip Flops
Combat Flip Flops is a veteran-owned small business creating economic, educational and life-saving opportunities for those living in conflict areas.Working with self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict, Combat Flip Flops’ willingness to take bold risks, build community connections, and create distinct designs communicate, ‘Business, Not Bullets’—flipping the view on how wars are won.Through the brands’ Unarmed Forces (consumers and supporters) 134 Afghan girls are going to school in 2016 and over 5,000 square meters of land mines have been cleared in Laos, allowing children to safely walk to school and farmers to harvest their land. To keep up with Combat Flip Flops, please visit sales inquiries, please contact Matthew Griffin, media inquiries, please contact Kate Ketschek,