- Malibu, California
Darren M. Meade is an American journalist, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and brand whisperer
Darren M. Meade's Bio:
Darren M. Meade's Experience:
Partner at MET-RxOctober 1993 - June 1996 | Costa Mesa, California
An article in The Orange County Register reads: "Dr. Scott Connelly, founder of MET-Rx brand of muscle-enhancing powders and foods, must pay nearly $1.5 million to a former business partner, Darren Meade of Laguna Niguel, an arbitrator has ruled. The ruling, part of a 1996 lawsuit filed by Meade against Connelly and Irvine based Met-Rx USA, Inc., says Connelly and the company committed fraud by not paying Meade profit sharing due him in 1994. Connelly in 1992 hired Meade, then a 24-year-old bodybuilder, to start and manage Connelly's Costa Mesa gym, Club Met-Rx. A year later Connelly brought Meade in as a partner in Met-Rx Marketplace, a company Connelly formed as a way to get his then unknown Met-Rx products into retail stores. The retail experiment, led by Meade, worked, during a 24-month stretch beginning in late 1992, Met-Rx sales through direct mail, as well as retail, jumped from less than $1 million to more than $40 million."
Darren M. Meade's Education:
University of Pennsylania2015 – 2016Certificate earned on January 22, 2016Concentration: Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera.
University of PennsylavaniaCertificate earned on March 4, 2016Concentration: Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera.
Darren M. Meade's Interests & Activities:
I’ve always considered myself to be a rebel of sorts—I've turned around multiple health and wellness startups, taking them from sales of less than one (1) million to over forty (40) million in less than two-years. I was never at peace working regular 9-5 day jobs, always yearning for more intellectual and creative fulfillment. I’m never, ever satisfied with the status quo. Over the years, I’ve learned to embrace my disruptive nature. Impatiently devouring knowledge while working across companies and functions enabled me to birth my own ventures. My belief that there is a better way to integrate work and play motivates me to share my philosophy with others through speaking and writing. My passion for Justice, lights a fire beneath everything I do. Today, I help transform companies into beloved brands. Also, my work on 'Justice' is a searing corrective in a society that often fails to question prosecutorial power and the injustices possible when prosecutors put winning ahead of civil rights. Thanks for spending your time learning more about me. Come say hi—we may be future collaborators, partners, or friends!