Jeremy Burnstein and Ms. Jia Wu from Globalview Advisors attended the Orange County Chapter of Financial Executives International (OC-FEI) Dinner Meeting held at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The evening’s topic on “Inside the 5/11 Transformation” was presented by Mr. Tom Davin, Chief Executive Officer of 5.11 Tactical, the leading global innovator of tactical gear that enhances the performance and safety of law enforcement, fire and military special operations professionals. 5.11’s history dates back to 1975 when the original 5.11 pants were created for rock climbing in the Yosemite Valley. Today, Tom and his leadership team are in the process of transforming 5.11 to become a global performance apparel brand, serving outdoor enthusiasts in addition to professionals. A key initiative in 5.11’s growth was the 2013 creation of a 5.11 Development Center in Irvine. Today more than 100 executives are based in Irvine, leading R&D, Product Development and Marketing. 5.11 has 6 offices spread around the world, and on August 31, 2016, 5.11 completed a process of finding a new private equity partner with a sale to Compass Diversified Holdings for $400 million, enabling the company to stay on mission with additional investment capital.
Globalview Advisors has been a proud sponsor of the OC-FEI since 2013, as well as the San Diego Chapter since 2012. The OC-FEI is the premier organization for financial executives in the Orange County area. OC-FEI promotes interaction among its members and holds programs and workshops to enhance their professional knowledge and qualification.