Founder & CEO

Stephan Aarstol is the CEO and founder of Tower, a direct to consumer brand that focuses on the beach lifestyle niche. Tower was named the "Fastest Growing Company in San Diego" by the San Diego Business Journal in 2014, and ranked #239 on the 2015 INC 500 list of America's Fastest Growing Companies.


In addition to Shark Tank spin-off, "Beyond the Tank" in 2016, with over $25 Million in revenue since airing, Tower was featured on ABC's 20/20 in 2017 as one of the best investments all time in the history of Shark Tank, and Mark Cuban's best investment from the show. In 2017, Harvard Business School published a HBR case study on how Tower leverages Amazon.


Stephan is also the author of the The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness. Stephan and this widely acclaimed book have been featured on CNN, CNBC's Power Lunch, Fox & Friends, The List, the Huffington Post, Fast Company, INC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, The Adam Corolla Show, and many leading newspapers, TV stations, and radio shows worldwide. He's been dubbed "World's Best Boss" by multiple leading newspapers in Germany, and "America's Best Boss" by the Daily Mail, the UK's #2 newspaper.


In 2017 Stephan was named to Our City's list of San Diego's top 10 most influential business leaders.


Stephan holds an MBA in New Venture Management from the University of San Diego and lives in San Diego today.


Stephan Aarstol

Stephan Aarstol


Stephan is a contributing author to:



Stephan Aarstol Washington Post Article
Search Engine Journal Article by Stephan Aarstol

National Interviews

People Magazine
CNBC Power Lunch

Fox & Friends with Tucker Carlson
Huffpo Rise
CNN Money with Maggie Lake
ABC 20/20
The List
Beyond The Tank
Kauffman Foundation: Founder Genius
Success Magazine
Fortune Magazine


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