Peter Kim built Hudson Jeans in his own image, and customers are falling in love with his spirit

The Kim File

NAME: Peter Kim
TITLE: founder and CEO
COMPANY: Hudson Jeans

Born: Los Angeles

Education: University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

The years before Hudson Jeans: In 1994, Kim went to work in his family’s failing apparel business. He worked nonstop learning the business inside and out and in just a few short years, dug the company out of a $10 million hole. In 1999, armed with the real world experience needed to launch his own streetwear brand, Kim developed and then ultimately sold his Drunknmunky label before turning his attention to the then undeveloped premium denim market.

Outside the office: Kim lives with his wife and twin daughters in Los Feliz, California, close to the neighborhood where he grew up. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and has been honored with several awards for his commitment to community service and outreach through various charitable organizations including OneVoice International and YO! Watts.

Kim on taking credit for success: The success of Hudson comes down to every individual on our team. My role is just to inspire and empower them.