Before Cuipo, John was a co-founder and former CEO of Paul Frank. The Paul Frank brand is well known for its popular icon, Julius, the famous monkey with the big red mouth. He started Paul Frank in a garage 14 years ago and he helped them achieve well over $300 million in sales during that timeframe. John helped build Paul Frank into a global brand with over 5,000 retailers, 120 global licensees, and 42 stand alone Paul Frank branded stores. In late 2010, John negotiated and completed the sale of Paul Frank to Saban Brands.
John has strived to live a sustainable lifestyle and is in the process of building one of the very few ‘green’ homes in Newport Beach, California. After creating one of the most recognizable brands in the world, John wanted to give back and do something that would have a positive affect on the environment. John has shifted his focus to guiding the development of the Cuipo brand and a new approach to protecting the environment.