The MadeMan Team

Jeremy Gardner

Founder & CEO

Ashlee Wakefield

Creative Director

Benjamin Taylor

Global Sales and Marketing Executive

Jeremy Gardner

Founder & CEO


Origins: Northampton, Massachusetts Education: Bard College & University of Michigan dropout

Experience: In his short but storied career, he has successfully taken on the roles of startup founder (Augur, SAAVHA), nonprofit chairman (Blockchain Education Network), public company board member (TraceSafe Inc.), magazine editor (Distributed), and venture capitalist (Ausum Ventures). There is no role, however, that he has enjoyed or focused more on than MadeMan.

Why MadeMan: Jeremy started MadeMan to solve his own problem: a need for highly effective, simplified skincare.

Hobbies: Cooking, philosophical debates, writing, dancing, live music, and extreme sports.

Nickname: The Captain

Ashlee Wakefield

Creative Director


Origins: Berkeley, CA | Oakland, CA Education: San Francisco State University (SF, CA) | Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia)

Experience: Ashlee is a Multidisciplinary Artist, Entrepreneur and Holistic Practitioner with over 10 years in Entertainment/Production, 8 years in Health and Wellness and 5 years in Technology, Startups and Blockchain. Constancy in marketing, sales and creative strategy have persisted throughout her career. She began painting at a young age, leading to a consistent flow of requests for commissioned art work. This developed her interest, study and furthermore her work, in film, photography and design. In 2018 Ashlee founded an organic skin care and self-care company and exited in 2020. In 2020 Ashlee established a Health Clinic, proving life-changing and beneficial to her clients given the global climate.

Why MadeMan; I’m passionate about helping others be the best versions of themselves. MadeMan aligns with this mission by helping men at a foundational level- introducing and enabling ongoing self-care and grooming into their lives-empowering confidence, good habits and wellbeing. When we feel good, we look amazing and when we look good, we feel amazing. MadeMan’s product and values truly promote this.

Hobbies: dj'ing, traveling + learning about new cultures + hosting intimate events with friends.

Nickname: Ash

Benjamin Taylor

Global Sales and Marketing Executive


Origins: Ex-L'Oréal Education: