Shea Parton has run the day-to-day operations of the business in downtown Los Angeles since Apolis became a full-time project in 2007. He controls the master schedule and designates internal roles. Shea also oversees wholesale relationships, advocacy projects, and key brand relationships. He holds a BA in business with a concentration in entrepreneurial finance from Point Loma University. Shea enjoys spending time with his wife Mary, son Everett & daughter Rel, reading, cycling and surfing.
Raan oversees all branding and creative strategy for Apolis. He also takes care of product development with regard to design. Raan holds a BA in organizational communications from Point Loma University. Raan enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsay, cycling and surfing.
Jim's entrepeneurial global career spans 45 years of specializing in brand building in the fashion industry and recently in education. What makes him stand out from his competitiors is that he is always razor-focused on people because they are his target consumers vs. focusing on price. His success hasn't come from developing or marketing new products; he is driven by the satisfaction of "delighting" his target consumers. Currently, he is a Growth Consultant and teaches Marketing at the Masters level to Business Leadership students. In addition to doing business in almost every major fashion market in the world, he has taught in Colombia and India.
Dale spent his career at the junction of creativity and commerce. After receiving his Masters in International Management he spent a decade working in commercial photography here in Los Angeles and then in Europe. The subsequent years were spent working for apparel and accessory brands – designing, merchandising, sourcing, production and importing.
Danny manages the day to day operations at Apolis: Common Gallery. He has years of experience with companies such as Original Penguin and J. Crew, specializing in visual merchandising and sales. He has a passion for menswear and an eye for detail. Earlier this year he moved to Pasadena with his wife Katie. He enjoys running, drumming, and music.
Jonah makes the Apolis online presence work, taking the brand vision and making it a reality. He writes the code and maintains the servers powering the website and online store and keeps everyone up-to-date on all the intricacies of internet technologies. Jonah studied both engineering and design and rides his vintage road bike to work every day.
Carlos helps the day-to-day operations at the Apolis: Common Gallery in Los Angeles' Art District. He holds a BA in international business from Cal Poly Pomona. Aside from his passion for menswear he enjoys playing soccer as well as making music.
Mary handles all finance matters for Apolis. She has previously worked at local non-profits in an accounting role and holds a BA in anthropology from UCLA. Mary enjoys listening to KCRW and in her free time can be found enjoying a nice cup of coffee paired with a croissant.
Spencer helps run the day to day operations at Apolis: Common Gallery. He recently graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Chapman University. He has 3 years experience working in retail and corporate fashion environments for companies like JCrew and St. John Knits. When he's not getting frothy in the Common Gallery, he's reading about politics and listening to music.
Christian has been part of the menswear industry for a few years through his writing and has recently began his path within the retail side. His knack for conversation, upbeat demeanor, and focused work ethic is readily apparent once he engages with you. Alongside his love for menswear, Christian enjoys going to the theater, eating comfort food, and has a deep-seated passion for the videogame and tech industry.
Ivana is a world traveler! She's lived in Italy for a year, been to several countries and countless states. She's finishing up her degree at FIDM which means even more time to spend with her family. She's quite the foodie, is incredibly organized, and has the worlds craziest, but cutest pup!
Jadyn is apart of the team working at the common gallery shop in the Arts District. He grew up in London, England and is currently finishing up his BA in international business from Cal Poly Pomona. When he isn't at college or the shop, he loves to read, travel, and play soccer.
Cat is part of the e-commerce team as our email marketing and copywriting associate. When she's not writing copy or sending emails she's busy reading, practicing yoga, or hugging all the dogs.