Member Spotlight: Adam Bolden


Adam Bolden

“I love the opportunity to teach and watch your kid learn before your eyes.”

What do you do and what led you to this career?

I’m the co-founder and CEO of Swet Tailor. I left the banking in my mid-20’s for the fashion industry and moved to Montreal from NYC. What I learned in one year at my first company would’ve taken me five years elsewhere. I had two incredible mentors that navigated me through production, sourcing, operations, merchandising and most importantly, sales. After 10 years and three companies later, I started a consulting company and eventually acquired the client, Swet Tailor. In three years, we’ve grown the company to over $1 million in sales and have an all-star investment team ranging from experts in Consumer Products to All Pro NFL players. I love the menswear space we’re currently in and plan on expanding this to a full collection for mens, womens, and kids.

What is the name and age of your kids?

Marleigh, age 2

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a father?

[I love] the opportunity to teach and watch your kid learn before your eyes.

And what is the most challenging?

Sleepless nights.

What has been your greatest career achievement thus far?

Getting our little kickstarter company to be doing over $1 million in revenue.

What is your best advice for someone new to your industry?

Ask as many questions as possible and get a mentor.

What is your best advice for a new dad?

It will only get better.

What is your current favorite activity with your kids?

Taking Marleigh to the park and watching her try to figure out how to climb and swing.

Lyrics to live by:

“Once in a while you get shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right.” — Grateful Dead

Follow Adam at @swettailor and @adambbolden