Harrison Greenberg, the eldest son of Skechers President Michael Greenberg, died on April 6, 2015, at the age of 19. He was on vacation in Thailand with his cousin Colton Greenberg, after working for Skechers’ joint venture partner in China. The cause of his death was a tragic and sudden choking accident, according to his family. Harrison Greenberg was a passionate and ambitious young man who had a bright future in the family business.
A Family Legacy of Footwear
Harrison Greenberg was born in Arlington, Georgia, on November 5, 1995, to Michael and Wendy Greenberg. He moved to Minnesota with his family when he was a child, and then to California, where he attended Eden Prairie High School. He was a star athlete and student, and graduated in 2014.
Harrison Greenberg grew up in a family that was deeply involved in the footwear industry. His grandfather, Robert Greenberg, was the founder and CEO of Skechers, one of the largest footwear companies in the world. His father, Michael Greenberg, was the president of Skechers, and his uncle, Scott Greenberg, was the vice president of Skechers.
Harrison Greenberg showed an early interest in the family business, and wanted to follow in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. He started attending Skechers’ sales conferences when he was a child, and learned from their speeches. He got his first job at the Skechers store in Manhattan Beach, California, when he was 15, and gained experience in customer service and product knowledge. He also traveled with his father internationally, and met with factories, distributors, and joint venture partners.
Harrison Greenberg was eager to learn and grow in the footwear industry, and had a vision for the future of Skechers. He was also interested in technology, and had a knack for marketing and social media. He was always looking for new trends and opportunities, and gave his father advice on what was “cool” and what was not, according to the company.
A Tragic and Mysterious Death
Harrison Greenberg had been working for Skechers in China for four months, as part of an internship program. He was scheduled to spend another six months there, and was excited about the opportunity. He was learning Mandarin, and was immersed in the Chinese culture and market.
He decided to take a break with his cousin Colton Greenberg, and went on a vacation to Thailand. He wanted to explore the country, and enjoy its natural beauty and exotic cuisine. He posted pictures and videos of his trip on his Facebook and Instagram accounts, showing his happiness and enthusiasm.
On April 6, 2015, Harrison Greenberg died unexpectedly in Thailand. His family did not disclose the exact details of his death, but said that it was a tragic and sudden choking accident that took his life too soon. They did not reveal where or how the accident happened, or whether there was any medical intervention or investigation. They only said that it was an inexplicable and devastating event that shocked and saddened them.
Harrison Greenberg’s death was announced by his family and friends on social media, but no obituary or news report was published about him. His funeral was held on April 13, 2015, at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles, California. Hundreds of people attended the service, which was also live-streamed online. His family and friends shared their memories and tributes, and celebrated his life and legacy.
Harrison Greenberg’s cause of death remains a mystery, and may never be known to the public. What is certain, however, is that he was a beloved son, brother, cousin, friend, and entrepreneur, who had a passion and talent for the footwear industry. He touched many lives with his kindness and generosity, and had a bright and promising future ahead of him. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.