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Paul Gomez tells us why he moved from Hurley to Podium Distribution and the opportunity he sees.
I had been speaking with a few friends interested in investing in some clothing brands that have potential for solid growth, and I mentioned a couple that I believed had a solid opportunity to do some amazing things in the future. Podium was at the top of the list.
The fact that the Dunlaps and Gavin have always had a light hearted approach to the action sports space while delivering great product to the market has been something that I have always admired about the brand.
Yes. 110% of my time and dedication as of last week and for years to come.
A fresh set of eyes to an already amazing group of people.
Without a doubt. Matix has amazing product and with tighter stories in Skate and Surf we think we will get some solid traction. A focused strategy will really help us get some wins in the near future at retail.
I would be lying if I said I was a skater - Tim Gavin can hold that down for us. Podium has a rich history in skate and other sports as well that we can build on in the near future. I'm sure we can leverage my relationships in music and surf along the way as well.
Thanks for making me feel old. The industry will always change - as it should - and we keep seeing people wanting to be part of this space. With Volcom selling, the Skullcandy IPO getting ready to go to market, Billabong and Hurley partnering on events and Nike stock up big time last week and with all its investment in action sports, I would say the industry is doing just fine.
For sure I see a window of opportunity not being exploited. That's why I came over to Podium so we can exploit it.