Founder/ Creative Director
Founder and Creative Lead of Ceeze, Connor (Ceeze) grew up like most kids, obsessed with sports and going through shoes and cleats on a monthly basis. In college Connor suffered a sports injury and several resulting surgeries on his left arm. While recovering from surgery Connor quickly got into restoring his older shoes to maintain his sanity, this quickly progressed to taking classes at FIT in NYC where Connor picked up classical training in footwear design and fashion business management. The following 5 years have been a mad dash of creating, collaborating, and figuring out how to bring unique, sporadic, and complicated ideas to life through familiar footwear silhouettes. Connor and the team can agree, the best is yet to come!
Director of Operations
Taryn Kao is the Director of Operations for Ceeze. Before joining the team, Taryn had the opportunity to work between HR and Operations for a variety of organizations ranging from real estate, software consulting to media relations. Taryn's steadfast support and expertise has helped the Ceeze team streamline processes and get ever more efficient in bringing ideas and partnerships to life.