Guess who rang the Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange?
It was none other than our own South Bay shoe star Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX). What a great way to celebrate Skechers’ 20th year as a public company! Quite a milestone for a local business that has risen from an up-and-coming footwear brand into one of the world’s leading athletic lifestyle footwear companies.
“It’s wonderful to be back on the floor of the stock exchange ringing the bell for the third time—after going public and returning for our 10th year as a public company, being here again brings back many memories,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “We’ve had incredible milestones as a brand—from our first store in Manhattan Beach in 1995, to our first Times Square store in 1997… It’s been an amazing ride for Skechers, but this is just our first 20 years as a public company, and there’s so much more to come.”
The brand has chosen iconic athletes, singers and actors to add excitement and personality to its ad campaigns. Stars like: Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Matt Dillon, and Robert Downey Jr. Recently added: newer ambassadors like Camila Cabello, Brooke Burke, Sugar Ray Leonard and Tony Romo. Other celebs have included elite runner Meb Keflezighi, and elite golfers Matt Kuchar and Brooke Henderson.
Here’s to another great decade of growth and commitment to our South Bay Home. Cheers, Skechers!