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J. David Chute
Director

J. David Chute has extensive experience as a product consultant and an innovator in the sunglass industry. Mr. Chute is President of i2C Ventures, LLC, a company he founded in 2003 that consults with, commercializes and invests in early state proprietary consumer products. Mr. Chute is also co-founder of SunBird, LLC, which he co-founded in 2004 and which licenses certain rights to clip-on sunglasses technology. From 2008 until its acquisition in 2010, Mr. Chute was President and CEO of Switch Vision, a company he co-founded that sells sunglasses with magnetic interchangeable lenses. Switch Vision was acquired in 2010. From 1990 until 2002, Mr. Chute served as Global Managing Director of the Nike, Flexon and Trade Divisions and Executive Vice President of Marchon Eyewear, where his responsibilities included brand and product development, sourcing, marketing, management and strategy. Mr. Chute also founded Flex Eyewear in 1988, a company that was acquired by Marchon Eyewear in 1990. From 1988 until 1989, Mr. Chute was a partner in the Beta Group, which founded or acquired, and managed several businesses. From 1983 until 1989, Mr. Chute was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Chute received an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, holds an M.S. in Economics from the London School of Economics and earned a B.A. in Economics at the University of California, Davis.