Meet the Founders
Warby Parker was born out of our collective personal traits: a penchant for outrageous outfits, an affinity for vintage collectibles and a strong desire to make the world a better place. We have tried to reflect this spirit in our eyewear—bringing unique, vintage-inspired designs to you at a reasonable price—all the while, providing a pair to someone in need with every pair sold.
Warby Parker was born out of our collective personal traits...
As the former director of non-profit VisionSpring, Neil spent the better part of 5 years giving glasses to people living on less than $4 per day who otherwise would not be able to see. A native of New York City, Neil is a Leo, enjoys long walks in the park, and is a big Hall and Oates fan.
Andy has studied eyewear design in more than 40 countries. Rumors that he conceived the idea for Warby Parker while fasting at a temple in the jungle city of Angkor Wat are only somewhat misleading. After working in finance and healthcare, Andy was convinced that there had to be a way to deliver top-quality eyewear for less.
A spiritual leader of Warby Parker, and our class at Wharton, Jeff has a penchant for bringing people together — at times over an adult beverage. A glasses wearer for life, we think Jeff wanted to start Warby Parker because he couldn’t find any frames on the market that fit his slightly quirky yet impeccable taste.
Like a Viking from his Swedish homeland, Dave spends his free time seeking adventure. His two most recent conquests include trekking across Antarctica and becoming the fastest person to ever run a marathon in a flamingo costume. He aspires to one day summit Everest while wearing his trusty monocle.