Matthew Griff Griffin on Combat Flip Flops
From the front lines of U.S. foreign policy, Matthew "Griff" Griffin came up with the idea of Combat Flip Flops—turning a factory into a beacon of hope for the children affected by war.
In this video, listen to Griff’s inspiring story of co-founding Combat Flip Flops with a fellow ranger after witnessing the positive effects of economic growth in conflict areas. He shares his eye-opening journey of providing jobs, education, and safer communities for vulnerable populations to help audiences understand the importance of persistence, creativity, and success.
Matthew Griffin is the co-founder and CEO of Combat Flip Flops, a footwear and apparel company that sells goods manufactured in conflict and post-conflict zones. Griffin founded Combat Flip Flops in 2006, after graduating from West Point and serving four tours of duty as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq. The company uses their profits to aid the areas in which they are made as a part of Griffin’s mission to encourage peace through trade and “business over bullets.” A powerful and emotional speaker, Griffin is known for his moving TEDx talk on the power of persistence, creativity, and respect, as well as for his successful appearance on the entrepreneurial television show, ABC's Shark Tank, where he secured a deal with not only one but three “sharks” including Mark Cuban.
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Co-Founder and CEO, Combat Flip Flops
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