This week’s bootstrapper is Doss Cunningham. Doss’s path to the corner office began as an intern and then he worked his way up to Chairman and CEO of that same company, Nutrabolt, one of the biggest sports nutrition brands in the world. In part one, Doss shares how he caught the entrepreneurial bug, how he rose through the ranks at his company, and the importance of company culture at Nutrabolt.
About Doss Cunningham:
Doss is currently the Chairman and CEO of Nutrabolt, the largest independently owned sports nutrition platform in the world, with global sales of its category leading brands exceeding $500 million and distribution spanning over 120 countries.
Within the broader nutrition space, Doss is the co-founder and chairman of FitJoy Nutrition, a brand positioned for explosive growth in the rapidly expanding better-for-you active nutrition category. He is also an active investor through LivWell Ventures, a boutique early stage investment office focused on better-for-you lifestyle brands across food, beverage and nutritional supplements.
Outside of his primary focus in the nutrition and supplement industry, Doss has also made a few notable investments. In 2014 he co-founded Arrive Logistics, a technologically differentiated freight broker that is rapidly modernizing the logistics service industry. He also became a principal investor in Green Leaf Capital Partners, a St. Louis based private equity group focused on providing growth capital to middle market businesses.
Most recently, Doss and his wife Danielle founded the GiveJoy Foundation with a mission to provide disadvantaged youth with education and access to healthier nutritional options, physical fitness opportunities and impactful mentorship.
Doss received a B.A. in Accounting and a Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. Outside of his professional life, he is an avid golfer, sports and fitness enthusiast, proud father and husband.
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