Thomas G. Vellios

Co-Founder at Five Below, Inc.

Thomas G. Vellios

Thomas G. Vellios

Co-Founder at Five Below, Inc.

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Zany Brainy, Inc.
Five Below, Inc.

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355

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Birthday

1955

Age

64

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Five Below, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Five Below, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Staples, Inc.

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Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer at Tapestry, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Advent International Corp.

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Chief Transformation Officer at GameStop Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer at Interstate Cash Register, Inc.

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Head of Retail Operations at Five Below, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Irving Place Capital Management LP

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Director at Zany Brainy, Inc.

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Thomas G. Vellios
Co-Founder at Five Below, Inc.
Career History
Co-Founder
2002 - Current

Five Below, Inc. engages in the shopping business. It offers an assortment of merchandise, including sporting goods, games, fashion accessories and jewelry, to hobbies and collectibles, bath and body, candy and snacks, room decor and storage, stationery and school supplies, video game accessories, books, dvds, iPhone accessories, novelty and gag, and seasonal items. The company was founded by David Schlessinger, Zany Brainy, and Thomas G. Vellios in January 2002 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

Communications Director
2008 - Prior

Hot Topic, Inc It all started in 1988. A ton of teen retail accessory stores littered the malls, but there weren't any cool, music-inspired accessory destinations for both guys and girls. Enter Hot Topic. As 1990 rolled around, adding apparel seemed like a no-brainer, so we brought in the ultimate music fan essential: band T-shirts. Customers flipped when they walked into Hot Topic stores and saw Bauhaus, The Cure, TSOL, and Depeche Mode rock tees. Within a year, we offered about 50 different band titles, along with rock-inspired clothing lines like Lip Service and Serious. As we continued to expand, we discovered that our customers were also drawn to the underground cartoon, cult movie, and comic book scenes, so we brought the world of South Park, Care Bears, Superman, SpongeBob and tons of other pop icons right to them! In 1996, with about 60 teen retail stores, Hot Topic became a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange, under the symbol HOTT. Today, Hot Topic offers band-related apparel and accessories, licensed merchandise, and fashion apparel and accessories, which you can find at more than 600 stores (check out our store locator to find the location nearest you!) and online at www.hottopic.com. Nearly 25 years since our founding, you can still feel the passion for music and pop culture in everything we do: in our stores, at HQ, in our distribution centers and in our products. Hot Topic is a part of Hot Topic, Inc., based in Los Angeles, Calif

Chief Executive Officer
1995 - 2002

Zany Brainy, Inc. is a specialty retailer of toys, games, books and multimedia products for kids. It sells products that entertain, educate and spark the imaginations of children up to 12 years of age. The company operated 188 stores in 34 states. The company was founded on August 19, 1991.

Political Donations
$1,000
2006

Former Vice President at Office of the Vice President Under Barack Obama

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Five Below, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Five Below, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Five Below, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Thomas G. Vellios is affiliated with Five Below, Inc., Hot Topic, Inc., Zany Brainy, Inc., The Caldor Corp.

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