“If you love what you do, you can't ever lose! ”
Scrolling through someone’s Instagram page can tell you a lot about them. In Dave Osokow’s case, you’ll find that six degrees of separation is no metaphor. Better known as Dave-O, he’s hung out closely with Zendaya, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Neymar, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Kate Beckinsale, Lewis Hamilton, and more. He is a connector and thrill-seeker that constantly walks the cutting edge of excitement. The Los Angeles-bred entrepreneur is known by his friends as a “lifestyle architect.”
It seems that Dave-O is everywhere at all times, at the same time. But no matter where he is or what he’s doing, you’re sure to be engaged by what’s next. In an interview on the Travel with Meaning Podcast, Dave-O says that traveling means “living, experience, and storytelling.” Last year, he visited Israel to help introduce the culture to his friends and experience learning in an immersive way. After his trip to Israel, he co-founded the affordable luxury eyewear brand Prive Reaux, whose tagline “Reframe Yourself” suits Dave-O’s philosophy and approach to challenges. He is also the Vice President of Client Relations for Vanderhall Motor Works, MGS Swimwear, and electric motorbike company Super73.
Dave-O shared in an interview that he grew up in a normal home with parents that were a law enforcement officer and a school teacher. For high school, he attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in Chatsworth, California, and later graduated from California State University – Northridge. He encourages everyone to make opportunities for themselves. He credits his success to his relationships and friendships. He doesn’t believe that you need to be born into wealth to achieve your dreams, but you do need to be well-connected. He finds it fulfilling to find the things he has in common with different types of people and to learn from what makes each person unique.