Co-founder of Underground Printing in Ann Arbor. Underground is a national custom apparel and collegiate merchandise company with 19 locations in college towns throughout the country. Under Narayan's leadership, the company has grown from its launch by two college friends to a business that has been on the Inc. 5,000 for four consecutive years. The company reported 2011 revenue of $10.5 million, up from $5.3 million in 2008, and now has more than 120 employees. Underground Printing produces more than 100,000 printed impressions per month and is an official vendor of Greek and Collegiate Licensed Products. The firm holds more than 50 licenses for different collegiate organizations. Impressions
magazine has ranked Underground as one of the top 50 screen printers in the nation by volume for the past six years. The company has nearly 20 retail locations in 10 states and a 55,000-square-foot print production facility in Scio Township. Underground was recognized by AnnArbor.com's Business Review with a Deals of the Year for Retail award in 2010 when the company acquired Moe Sports Shop and opened a retail store on South Main St., both in Ann Arbor. Underground Printing was named a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch winner, and the founders were recognized as the Michigan Celebrates Small Business Young Entrepreneurs of the Year. Narayan also was listed as one of Crain's Detroit Business
20 in their 20s. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.