These days, it seems like everyone is working a gazillion jobs, pursuing infinite passions, and traveling all over the world. Over the coming days, we will be introducing you to a handful of the East End’s top talents whose success is generated by their magical ability to mix it all up. Meet Timo Weiland!
Various Hustles: “I started out in finance and investment banking. After that, I co-founded a brand with Donna Kang and Alan Eckstein called Timo Weiland, which was relaunched as a men’s modern tailoring line. I’m also the co-founder of The Lead, a growing company that bridges fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and retail with the global Silicon Valley. We sit at the intersection of fashion and technology. It kind of connects all the dots for me. I also do early-stage venture capital and advisory. And I DJ — it’s something I love to do, and it’s a solid money-maker.”
How I Mix It Up: “I’ve teamed up with Zenni Optical, an eyewear company, for seven or eight years on collaborations for Timo Weiland; they’ve also worked with us on The Lead. I’ve been working with an artist and muse of mine, Kevin William Reed, too. The Lead recently held an Innovation Summit, which I’ve been really passionate about.”
Hamptons Obsessions: “I love Quogue! It’s a really special place, sort of off the beaten path. Wölffer Estate and Two Mile Hollow Beach are two of my favorite places, too. The Hamptons is where you really get to connect with your friends and family. I start relaxing in the car before I even get there. Sometimes I feel like a chicken with its head cut off, and when I’m out there, I can just jog, jump in the ocean, drink wine on the back porch, play tennis, or read next to the pool. It doesn’t have to be party, party, party!”
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