Chuck Slaughter

Living Goods

Chuck Slaughter is the founder of Living Goods. He also founded TravelSmith and grew it to over two million customers and $100 million in sales.

After selling TravelSmith in 2004, he devoted his entrepreneurial instincts to building vibrant enterprises in both the private and social sectors. In affiliation with the private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, he participated in the acquisition and turnaround of 10 major apparel brands with combined sales over $2 billion including Spiegel, Newport News, Norm Thompson, and Express.

As pro-bono president, Slaughter led the turnaround of the HealthStore/CFW Shops, a system of micro-franchised clinics serving the poor in Kenya. He currently serves on the boards of The Initiative for Global Development, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Three Day Blinds, and Living Goods, and is a former board member of Spiegel Brands. He is a recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is a Draper Richards Fellow.

Slaughter earned both a BA and an MA in Public and Private Management from Yale. He resides in California with his wife Molly and sons Cooper, Riley, and Jackson.