Protecting the Brand | Big Tony Alvarez, Global VP of Supply Chain/Compliance, Volcom

Big Tony Alvarez wears many hats. It’s clear, however, that he’s a protector; namely, for the sake of this episode, he’s the protector of the brand Volcom. As the VP of Global Supply Chain and Compliance, Big Tony is in charge of a team that makes sure that Volcom’s products are made in a socially responsible manner, in compliance with some of the highest labor standards in the industry, and that they test safe and are free of restricted chemicals. He’s been at it for years, and it feels like his role is in a really sweet spot right now. Full show notes at