Creating The Perfect Chef Knife
Dave Olkovetsky, CEO and Founder of Artisan Revere, a company that crafts expertly-designed, super steel kitchen knives that stay sharper, longer joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dave Olkovetsky discuss the following:
- Explain a little bit about your product and its significance for the culinary community.
- Your company name is pretty unique, what made you choose it? Are you channeling Paul Revere?
- Why did you decide to make knives, specifically chef knives, instead of another product?
- Talk to us about your plans for distribution: DTC? Digitally Native? Brick and Mortar?
- You have a background as an investor and researcher. How are you transitioning to being the owner of a consumer company?
- You give your knives a lifetime warranty. Many businesses today decide to provide a quick fix instead of a long-term solution. Tell us why you’re going against the grain.
- How do you balance your time between developing an extraordinary product and growing your company’s presence in the market?
- Does the quality of your product influence the way you run your company?
- Quality is important to you, both in business and in life. What inspires this dedication to excellence?
- What’s the best advice you’ve been given when it comes to founding your own company?
- What’s next for you and Artisan Revere?
Dave Olkovetsky, Founder and CEO of Artisan Revere, is committed to raising the bar when it comes to kitchen knives. Artisan Revere’s knives are a product of Dave and his team’s obsession with making a remarkable product.
Before Artisan, Dave was a metals and mining investor at CQS, and before that at Jefferies. He’s also a CFA Charterholder and an angel investor. He loves solving problems and optimizing outcomes. His time as a researcher influenced his approach to making a “perfect chef knife”, as determined by the Gadgeteer.
When it comes to his motivation, Dave wants to make products that delight his customers.
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