Willie L. Guess is Executive Chairman of The Guess Corporation and a Shareholder. He has had a successful career in the automotive industry for over 30 years. A young man in the 70s, he thumbed a ride to Winston-Salem, North Carolina with only $300 in his pocket and landed a job at a local dealership selling cars. After failing during his first day of work, he regrouped and eventually went on to become the number one car salesman in the Triad of North Carolina and then the entire state. As the recently appointed Executive Chairman, Mr. Guess oversees the Board of Directors and the company in general. He supports management through strategic guidance and business development. Mr. Guess is a founding shareholder in the company.