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Company Overview of Competitor Group, Inc.

Company Overview

Competitor Group, Inc. operates as a sports media and event entertainment company in the active lifestyle industry. It owns and operates sports events, such as running, cycling, triathlon, and mountain biking. The company also publishes Competitor, a magazine for event, retail, and national clients; VeloNews, an editorial and marketing package in the cycling industry; Triathlete, an editorial mix that offers training tips, travel advice, event coverage, and news for triathletes; Inside Triathlon, a magazine for triathlons; and Women’s Running, a magazine for female runners. In addition, it operates, an online registration solutions platform in endurance sports; and operates a netw...

9401 Waples Street

Suite 150

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 2007





Key Executives for Competitor Group, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President of Media
Age: 50
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Senior Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Competitor Group, Inc. Key Developments

Competitor Group Inc. Appoints Meb Keflezighi as Vice President of Running

Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) announced that Meb Keflezighi has been named the first Vice President of Running, effective immediately. With more than 22 U.S. National Championships and a silver medal from the 2004 Olympic Marathon in Athens, Meb is the ideal executive to develop CGI’s training content and directly contribute to the company’s overall growth in the running industry focusing on the popular Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. In his role as VP of Running, Meb will be responsible for developing content for the Competitor brand, supporting CGI’s sponsorship sales team and making appearances at the company’s world-class events.

Competitor Group Appoints Mark Buntz as Senior Vice President of Partnership Sales

Competitor Group announced that Mark Buntz has been named Senior Vice President of Partnership Sales, effective immediately. In this role, he will be responsible for leading CGI's sponsorship sales team and developing national partnerships for the company's world-class event series. Most recently, Buntz was a partner and co-founder of a brand strategy agency called eMaxx Partners.

Competitor Group, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

Competitor Group, Inc. announced that its board of directors has named David Abeles as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Additionally, Barrett Garrison has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Keith Kendrick has been permanently appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Abeles was most recently the Executive Vice President and General Manager at TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company, where over the past six years he led the commercial operations. Prior to TaylorMade, Abeles served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cobra Golf. Garrison comes to CGI having spent the past six years as the Vice President and then CFO of NetSpend Corporation. Prior to NetSpend, Garrison held senior finance positions with Dell and Seiko Instruments. Kendrick joined CGI as a consultant and was appointed interim Chief Marketing Officer in October 2013. He has been driving a number of marketing initiatives including brand standardization, grassroots and multiple channel direct marketing. In large part due to Kendrick's efforts, CGI's event brand, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series has seen a 5% increase in registration year to date.

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