Speaker Profile

John Cronin
Co-Founder / John's Crazy Socks

John Cronin is the co-founder and chief happiness officer of John’s Crazy Socks. He also happens to have Down syndrome.

As a business leader and a fierce advocate, Mr. Cronin has created a business where more than half the employees have a differing ability. John’s Crazy Socks has shipped over 270,000 orders to more than 80 different countries and earned over 25,000 5-star online reviews.

Mr. Cronin was the first person with Down syndrome to be named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year, has testified twice before the U.S. Congress and spoken at the United Nations, and has been a featured guest on national news programs. Mr. Cronin is a member of the Board for the National Down Syndrome Society and the Athlete’s Congress for New York Special Olympics.