Wes Byrd is the co-founder and CEO of Skullz Inc. Initially created as a gaming guild in 2001, Wes used his design and programming experience to develop an online portal for the community which helped the org expand beyond its Georgia (USA) borders to acquire members from around the world. While hosting countless LAN parties and gaming tournaments, Wes expanded his career building the ecommerce tech stack behind large consumer brand names such as OtterBox, Timex, Gore, Stuart Weitzman, Fender, and more. Working first-hand with many fortune 500 brands and recognizing the recent growth of the gaming industry, Wes led his crew of Skullz founders to turn “Skullz” into a brand for the gaming and esports market. Wes is an avid artist himself and has used his artistic and design experience to build quality user experiences. He now leads Skullz with a focus and drive to produce apparel products of the highest quality, design, and innovation for gamers around the globe.