Charlie McCoy Leads the New Wave of CEOS

Charlie McCoy Leads the New Wave of CEOS

The appearance and personalities of chief executive officers has changed immensely over the

years. We formerly knew CEOs as being super conservative, dressed to the nines much like the

characters of the drama series, Mad Men. However, nowadays CEOS are less reserved in their

style and bring more of a personal touch to what they wear, without affecting their quality of


In today’s society we are becoming more and more familiar with CEOs like Jack Dorsey of

Twitter or Elon Musk of SpaceX, where their eccentric personalities shine through their work in

a positive way. New York City-based CEO, Charlie McCoy draws inspiration from these CEOS

as well as others in his NYC neighborhood.

“I think my neighborhood here in New York is one of the coolest neighborhoods,” McCoy says.

“There are CEOs around here like Songe Laron and Dave Salvant of Squire or my mentor, Tony Coles who works

in the pharmaceutical space; they bring their unique swagger to their positions and that to me is

their example of what a CEO can bring to society.”

McCoy himself is the founder and CEO of two Manhattan barber shops and salons, Artisan

Barber and Orchard & Ludlow, as well as up and coming e-commerce brands. McCoy doesn’t

have the typical look of a CEO, he’s naturally creative and likes to express himself through his


He enjoys the options that stores in the city like Extra Butter and Round 2 offer such as band and

hip-hop tees. “I like to cut the sleeves of my t-shirts and during the summer [I] wear high top

Chuck Taylor’s and baseball caps. In the fall I switch it up with different sweaters, like my

oversized Supreme sweaters and I like to wear my Air Jordan 1’s, different boots and Vans.”

For McCoy it’s not only about expressing yourself in both your work and personal life but it also

serves as inspiration for younger men with swagger. It lets them know that it’s okay to channel

that part of themselves in all areas of their life and that they do not have to conform to old

societal standards.

McCoy feels that living without these limitations has only benefited him. As an entrepreneur

with locs, tattoos and more, he makes it known to his employees and team that they can live and

work just as freely as him.

The grooming industry, in which McCoy works in may be less reserved and what has allowed

him to dress according to his desires, but the shift is occurring across all professions in the world.

“CEOs are getting younger and smarter and more opportunity and knowledge is trickling down

during this information stage,” he explains. “I hope to continue to be an example like the other

CEOs I look up to.”

For more information on McCoy and his entrepreneurial journey, visit his lifestyle hub guaranteed to give you all the help you need to upgrade

your personal and professional life.

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