A proven brand builder and startup creator with deep experience in innovative media ventures and consumer products, John Tabis is Founder and CEO of The Bouqs Company. With co-founder Juan Pablo Montúfar, Tabis launched the Venice, California-based company in November 2012, distinguished as an industry leader in the online floral space that delivers flowers fresh from eco-friendly, sustainable farms around the world to doorsteps nationwide.
Redefining the flower-buying experience for consumers under Tabis’ leadership, The Bouqs Company was recently named #40 on Entrepreneur’s 360 list in 2016, Inc’s “Top 15 Companies to Watch in 2017,” and was a 2014 Webby Award nominee in the shopping category. For his part, Tabis was named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Awards and chosen as an ambassador for the Techweek 100 in 2016.
Prior to The Bouqs Company, Tabis worked in corporate brand strategy at The Walt Disney Co. and ShoeDazzle, and management consulting at Bain & Company. Tabis graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned his MBA with honors from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he studied on fellowship. He is a coveted speaker on brand strategy and startups, a contributor to publications including Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Mashable, has appeared on numerous TV shows including ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and serves as a mentor to early stage start-ups at blue chip accelerators TechStars and Amplify.LA.
Tabis currently resides in Venice, CA with his wife and three young children, where he’s likely to be seen riding his longboard to work.