Stay Human

JC Curleigh of Gibson

Episode Summary

James “JC” Curleigh is the President and CEO of Gibson Brands, responsible for leading the major comeback of their iconic music portfolio after the company filed for bankruptcy in 2018. He’s one of the world’s true visionaries and has led game-changing initiatives at Levi’s, KEEN, Salomon, and Mars. As a triple citizen of Canada, the US, and the UK, JC grew up with one of the most unique childhoods you’ll hear about and was taught to embrace new environments and tackle challenges from Day 1. Franti and JC discuss turning obstacles into opportunities, creating a thriving culture, giving back to the community, the parallels between sports and music, and of course… staying human. Website: https://www.gibson.com/ Instagram: @gibsonguitar *See clickable links, full show notes, and podcast credits for this episode on the episode webpage.

Episode Notes

James “JC” Curleigh is the President and CEO of Gibson Brands, responsible for leading the major comeback of their iconic music portfolio after the company filed for bankruptcy in 2018. He’s one of the world’s true visionaries and has led game-changing initiatives at Levi’s, KEEN, Salomon, and Mars. As a triple citizen of Canada, the US, and the UK, JC grew up with one of the most unique childhoods you’ll hear about and was taught to embrace new environments and tackle challenges from Day 1. Franti and JC discuss turning obstacles into opportunities, creating a thriving culture, giving back to the community, the parallels between sports and music, and of course… staying human.

 

Website: https://www.gibson.com/ 

Instagram: @gibsonguitar

 

Executive Producers: Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management

Producer: Angie Griffith

Artist Manager: Caitlin Stone

Management Coordinator: Ashley Dill 

Social Media Manager: Emily Marquis for Coffeehouse Collective

In Partnership with: American Songwriter Podcast Network (Dan Wise, COO)  

Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti 

Audio Editing by:  Max Branstetter for MaxPodcasting