Brandon Stapper is an entrepreneur and investor residing in San Diego, California.

Brandon Stapper always knew he wanted to start his own business and formal education did not seem like the best route to success.  At the age of 20 with $1000 to his name, Stapper left everything behind in Michigan and drove to California to chase his dream.  6 months later, he saved $400 while working in a restaurant and purchased a custom decal machine on eBay with a friend. They started the custom decal business in their garage and started soliciting business by knocking on doors of nearby businesses.  After years of trial & error, blood, sweat, and tears the company grew to be a successful printing, sign, display, and branding company.  Through organic growth and acquisitions, the company grew to be a printing powerhouse winning the Fastest Growing Companies award 4 years in a row and servicing over 10,000 annual clients in all 50 states of the US and Canada.

Stapper has now founded, acquired, and invested in a broad portfolio of businesses and real estate.  He currently spends his time acquiring, growing, and investing in companies as one of the Co-Founders and Operating Partners at a boutique private equity firm called Crown Grown.

Stapper currently sits on the board of the Entrepreneur Organization with over 13,000 members worldwide and the board of the FBI Citizens Academy which supports FBI community outreach.

Awards & Organizations

  • Top 20 in their 20’s
    San Diego Business Journal
    September 2013
  • CEO of the Year
    Entrepreneur Organization
    June 2013

  • Inc. 5000 2014: The Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies
    Inc. Magazine
    August 2014

Gen Next is an invitation-only organization of successful individuals dedicated to learning about and becoming engaged with the most pressing challenges facing future generations. With the collective influence of its national network of Members, Gen Next aims to ensure anyone can achieve success by expanding the opportunities that await them. Stapper serves as a mentor to multiple up and coming entrepreneurs and is the youngest member of Gen Next.


The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a Global business network of 11,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 153 chapters and 48 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.