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Akira co-founder: responsible for putting the brand on the map, he and his team aggressively expanded Akira’s stores across Chicago from a single location into an 19 store style icon, and established it online as shopakira.com — a premier e-commerce site with over 15,000 hits a day. Carefully designing each store to reflect the signature style of its geographical location, the brand is inextricably connected to the populaces it serves.
Now the famous red awnings are a staple of Chicago fashion. Celebrities, tourists, and locals frequent the stores, and many become loyal fans. Branching out from his roots in Akira, Jon Cotay is a strategic team player in various branding operations, successfully helping brands to penetrate the Chicagoland market.