Jared West serves as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mantis Knives, a multi-million dollar tactical cutlery company that sells top-of-the-line products to over 40 countries throughout the world. Under Jared West’s leadership, Mantis Knives has grown to international prominence. Recently, Blade Magazine conferred an honorable mention on Mantis Knives as one of the Top 10 Knives of the Decade. Moreover, Jared West possesses considerable talent as a graphic artist and industrial designer. After establishing Mantis Knives, Jared West began working for The Sharper Image as a Licensed Product Line Manager. In this position, Jared West designed the 2010 lineup of Metal Detectors and Night Vision Scopes. Jared West studied Business Administration and Accounting at Loyola Marymount University in California. Jared West graduated with honors and achieved a longstanding record in weightlifting. At present, Jared West lives in Southern California, where he supports his community by participating in the Consciousness Centre of Orange County, The Crossing Church, and Fullerton Children’s Repertory Theatre. A committed philanthropist, Jared West contributes to The Salvation Army, Orangewood Children’s Home, and the Sportsmen Helping Children Fund.