Tom Vellios is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Five Below, leading high growth retailer for teens and preteens selling high quality trend right merchandise priced at $5 and below. The Five Below brand strives to empower individuals and families to “Let Go, and Have Fun!” while tapping into the unlimited possibilities in an engaging retail environment that promotes discovery and fun. Tom served as the President, CEO and Executive Chair through 2018, prior to transitioning to his current role. Throughout Tom’s tenure, Five Below has experienced tremendous growth. The company currently operates 1000 US-based locations, with plans to grow to more than 2500 stores over time. Prior to Five Below, Tom’s experience encapsulates more than two decades in department store, specialty and discount industries. He intimately builds his success on understanding the consumer and creating game-changing consumer and wellness brands while ensuring their experience is unmatched in the market. Tom’s greatest investment is helping to create opportunities for entrepreneurs and ensuring equitable access to education and resources for future generations. He is committed to leveraging his varied experience and tactical, business- minded spirit toempowering passionate individuals with a focus on products and services that work to enrich the lives of customers.