Warren Bobrow=WB: Please tell me about yourself.
John Korkidis=JK: I’m a bit of a mixed bag. When most people look at me, I’m not sure they see the son of an immigrant who speaks several languages. But the fact that I am easily slept on, typically often gives me an upper hand. Little known fact: I dropped out of college in NY where I was studying graphic design and spent most of my 20’s living and working in China as a creative. During my time there I cut my teeth in various agency roles and had the honor of working closely with the artist Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio. Ultimately, I came back to the US (San Francisco) after taking a job with a large Chinese social media company, MOMO (NASDAQ) to help develop new mobile products for the US market. I fell in love with the Bay Area immediately but over the course of about 5 years of working in high-pressure performance marketing roles, my love affair with the tech scene started to fade and I began turning to my hobbies as a creative outlet. Hence the birth of my beverage platform Chron Vivant.