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

Author:
Updated:
Original:
 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 www.combatflipflops.com.For sales inquiries, please contact Matthew Griffin, griff@combatflipflops.com.For media inquiries, please contact Kate Ketschek, kate@revolutionhousemedia.com.

Related

Griff_headshot_booth

Combat Flip Flops’ Co-Founder to Speak at Got Your 6’s LA Storytellers

{Issaquah, WA}—Got Your 6, a nonprofit that believes veterans are leaders, team builders, and problem solvers who have the unique potential to lead a resurgence of community across the nation, has selected Combat Flip Flops’ Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin to speak at it’s annual ...read more

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 5.48.22 PM

The Power of Persistence, Creativity and Respect - Combat Flip Flops' CEO/Co-Founder Delivers TEDx Talk to Standing Ovation

What do serving in the military as a Ranger and selling flip flops have in common? When you're manufacturing those flip flops and accessories in war zones, a lot. For the past 3+ years, Matthew 'Griff' Griffin, Donald Lee and Andy Sewrey have navigated through plant closings, a ...read more

JH_BC_Poseidon

Combat Flip Flops Announces New Hires, Bogota Production, New Flip Flop for Spring

Combat Flip Flops, a veteran-owned small business making cool stuff in dangerous places, has been busy expanding production into Columbia, hiring a sales force from some of the US military’s most elite and adding a new model to its flip flop line.  PRODUCTION EXPANDED TO COLUMBIA ...read more

PaulLitchfield2

Paul Litchfield, Creator of Reebok’s The PUMP, Joins Combat Flip Flops' Advisory Board

{Issaquah, WA} - Combat Flip Flops, a veteran-owned small business creating economic, educational and life-saving opportunities for those living in conflict areas, has announced former Reebok Vice President of Advanced Concepts, Paul Litchfield, will be joining the company as an ...read more

CE_Yoga

Combat Flip Flops Raises Awareness for Veteran Suicide with #22ADAYCHALLENGE

Twenty-two veterans commit suicide everyday. For the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country, one is too many, let alone twenty-two. In an effort to elevate the social conversation around veteran suicide, while also de-stigmatizing PTSD, and reframing the ...read more

untitled-93

Tough Women, Tough Trucks. Combat Flip Flops Sponsors Rebelle Rally and The X Elles, Reminding us How Awesome Women Are

{Issaquah, WA}—October 13-22, 2016, Combat Flip Flops will be sponsoring the Rebelle Rally, the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States, as well as the all-star The X Elles racing team of Rhonda Cahill and Rachelle Croft. The event will start in Lake ...read more

email-sig_1

Rangers vs. Sharks: Combat Flip Flops Heads into the Shark Tank Friday, February 5th

Issaquah, WA - After nearly four years of crushing the multiple roadblocks to manufacturing peace through trade while simultaneously creating economic solutions for those affected by conflict, Combat Flip Flops is ready for its next mission—swimming with the sharks on ABC’s Shark ...read more

NedPost_PRpic

Combat Flip Flops Taps Another Industry Veteran - Ned Post, former President of Smith Optics, Joins as Advisor

{Issaquah, WA} - Combat Flip Flops, a veteran-owned small business creating economic, educational and life-saving opportunities for those living in conflict areas, has announced another wringer to the line-up; Ned Post, former President of Smith Optics, has joined as an advisor. ...read more

13254201_1043025322399276_5639103119857819628_n

Fastest Flip Flops on the Planet Have Pole Position for  Indianapolis 500

Combat Flip Flops Stoked to Race with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports No. 5  BELLEVUE, WA – TA Group, a Bellevue, WA-based investment firm, salutes the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and Military Appreciation Month through its partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. ...read more