Monday, May 7, 2012
Time For Change
As some of you may know, I will be leaving Nineteen Wetsuits shortly. I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank Dan Rishworth the Founder and Owner of Nineteen for the opportunity over the last 5 years of working for him in helping grow the Nineteen brand. It's been a good run errr . . . swim! We've made some serious headway in a very competitive market. Best wishes to Dan and the rest of the team at Nineteen for continued success in the triathlon business.
I would also like to thank our many Nineteen retail customers, and in particular, the thousands of Nineteen wetsuit customers and owners. Thanks for the business and the support. It's been a great deal of fun working with all of you. I will miss you all. Working with customers, both retailers and consumers, out in the field be it in stores or on-site at events was the greatest form of pleasure for me. Hopefully, people have found all of that helpful.
What's going on? It's fair question to ask, and where I am going is one of those good situations, where a number of factors all came together to create a great opportunity and a win-win situation for all involved.
Next week I will be starting my new role as Sales Representitive at EventsOnline.ca. You may be more familiar with EOL's sister company SportStats. There is also a third sister business involved called BibNumbers.com. I will be selling the services of all three event services companies. I am particularly looking forward to working directly with Marc Roy who is the key principal behind all three operations. Marc has been a visionary and leader in the area of event timing, and now event entry/registration as well as race number printing in North America.
Last week there was a major announcement regarding a significant investment in EventsOnline by prominant endurance sports industry veteran and investor, Mitch Thrower. See the news in Triathlon Magazine Canada HERE. I've known Mitch for a long time in the business, and it will be a pleasure to be indirectly working for him as well.
The great news for me personally, is that I get to stay in the business that I'm really am passionate about - the endurance sports business. Be it running, or cycling or triathlon or whatever it is, it's always been part of who I am as person, and it's always given me a great deal of pleasure working with other like minded folks who share that passion for endurance sports. Onwards!