Discover how Farouk Shami (Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems, Inc.) grew a billion dollar company with 2,000+ employees after he became allergic to ammonia, what traits he looks for when interviewing people, and why the average tenure of his team members is 20+ years (15 minute podcast episode).
CEO BLINDSPOTS® PODCAST GUEST: Farouk Shami. He is the Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems Inc., a company known for manufacturing high-quality professional hair care products under the industry-leading brands CHI®, BioSilk®, and SunGlitz®. Its customers include celebrities like Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courtney Cox, and Demi Moore. The company has over 2,000 employees and distributes its products throughout the United States and to over 144 countries worldwide. The company also has over 500 CHI Partner Schools as well as their own state-of-the-art facility, the CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Shami created the world’s first ammonia-free hair color and is the owner of 60 patents and counting. He is known for revolutionizing the hair industry with NASA technology while creating a safer and healthier workplace and environment for both stylists and consumers. His company’s mission is to provide the professional beauty industry with the most advanced American technology based upon the values of “Environment, Education, and Innovation”.
For more information about Farouk Systems, Inc. and the 10+ growth-related job opportunities; https://farouk.com/
CEO Blindspots® Podcast Host: Birgit Kamps.
Birgit was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member with various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots® Podcast which was recognized by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA by 733%; https://www.ceoblindspots.com/
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