Foley grew up in Houston, Texas and started working his first job at a gym at age 14. A year later, he was managing the gym on the weekends. When it came time for college, manifest destiny took over and Foley set out for Los Angeles, California. At 18, Foley co-founded a talent agency in Los Angeles to help spread awareness and support for the local artists. While managing the talent agency, Foley connected with one of the artists, Odain Watson, right away and the two founded Odaingerous, a high fashion leather jacket brand that gained high publicity after being sported by celebs like Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, and Will.I.Am.
While at Pepperdine University, Foley studied Business. Although he will tell you he was always studying, Foley spent most of his time working on Odaingerous and running a weight loss studio in Marina Del Rey where he had the chance to act as a “small business owner.” Upon graduation from Pepperdine in 2013, Brian left both the gym and the fashion company to “get a real job.” Unhappy after 4 months as a Financial Advisor, Brian left the corporate world to follow his passion and pursue Buddytruk full-time.
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