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Professional Services Directory


Listings from our sponsors, industry trade associations and non-profit partners.


3pl and Supply Chain Management


A52 Warehouse Inc. provides exceptional warehousing and 3rd party logistic services to customers from around the world to support their needs for the Canadian marketplace. Our goal is to integrate with your practices and create a seamless, stress free warehousing experience.
NRI Distribution Inc. is North America's premier 3PL, offering a wide range of progressive supply chain solutions to its customers. We partner our expertise and passion for logistics with great ideas and innovative companies. We understand that our success is directly dependent upon our clients' success, and that understanding drives our unrelenting mission to create unmatched value for our clients.

At Steele Logistics Inc, we are committed to providing quality customer service and genuine care for all your logistics needs. We offer air and ocean imports and exports, as well as in house customs brokerage, domestic trucking and long haul anywhere in the US. We are here to make a positive difference for your company and take the time to understand each customer's individual business needs.

Accounting


Moss Adams is proud to be a leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services to over 150 companies in the action sports and apparel industries. Our clients include surf, skate, snowboarding and motosports companies like yours. We also represent both the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC).

Richardson Kontogouris Emerson LLP (RKE) is a full service public accounting firm advising and assisting our clients with their accounting, tax, financial and strategic planning needs. Founded in 2006, we created an environment of higher expectations - not only in terms of what our clients expect of us, but what we expect of ourselves. We have adopted a holistic business strategy in which our service areas work closely together to make sure we are taking into account our client's overall business strategy when making important financial decisions. This unique service model empowers us to offer unique solutions and is responsive to our client's needs.  Our professionals and team of advisors specialize in servicing privately held middle-market businesses in a broad range of industries. At RKE LLP, our goal is to provide each client with personal service and quality work. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations, year after year.

Apparel Footwear Software


Our PLM solutions for your Apparel and Footwear Industry needs.

FAN PLM is a proven tool that improves communication throughout your operations, between all stakeholders in the process of product creation and production. Our product can improve performance and offer you the power to control your entire business through the integration of all crucial aspects of your product lifecycle and value chain, regardless of your global location.

Innovative Systems, LLC, founded in 1994, is a developer and proven provider of enterprise-wide software solutions for the sewn products industry, including manufacturers, importers, and distributors. Our industry specific solutions are used as a supply chain management tool in the manufacturing of apparel, accessories, and footwear.

Blanks


EI-LO offers designers, manufacturers, and apparel brands the perfect T-shirt at the perfect price point. We combine quality blank knit apparel with easy ordering, no minimums and immediate delivery. As a completely vertical manufacturer, we control every aspect of the process to ensure the highest quality products. Using 100% USA Cotton & Ring-spun Yarn our fabrics are softer, more stable and are USDA and NAFTA Certified. For more info please visit

Color Separations


QCS GRAPHICS provides Quality Color Separations to the screen printing industry. QCS is based in Southern California, and is owned and operated by Dan Sauerwald, who has over 30 years experience doing color seps for hundreds of companies, including brands, license companies and printers. We’re dedicated to providing exceptional quality and superior customer service, and we understand what printers need to create outstanding apparel prints.

Design


Joni Casimiro is a freelance graphic designer based in Monarch Beach, CA. After more than a decade as Art Director of Surfer Magazine, Joni has continued working with clients in the surf and outdoor industry, such as the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, Clark Little Photography, Rob Machado Foundation and Shop-Eat-Surf.
Taylor Digital is a full service web development company located in San Clemente, California. We design, develop, and manage sophisticated web based solutions and applications, email marketing pieces, social media campaigns, and search engine marketing solutions. These include content management systems, rich internet applications, e-commerce solutions, and streaming video products.

Event Venues


Shorebreak Hotel is an upscale lifestyle boutique hotel, located steps from Main Street and the iconic Huntington Beach Pier. Enjoy ocean views, an energetic downtown beach setting in the new Strand complex, traditional American favorites at Zimzala restaurant, along with bright hotel meeting and event spaces, to ensure a California experience like no other. Call 877.744.1117 or click here
Stunningly situated on Oahu’s North Shore, Turtle Bay immerses you into a waterman’s hub just a stone’s throw from surfing’s most esteemed lineups. Endless teambuilding activities - golf, hiking, biking & more prove ideal for exchanges of ideas & inspirations. An oceanfront gathering place is perfect for your next industry meeting.

Executive Search Evaluation


We have provided superior professional counsel in executive staffing since 1977 to many of the very best, from start-ups to non-profits to high profile global enterprises. Our consultative approach reaches beyond a typical search with rigorous candidate assessment. We explore values, challenge accomplishments and understand the cultures and events that shape them. We analyze interpersonal style and calibrate management capabilities, business acumen, growth potential and ability to lead change.

Factoring


CIT is the nation’s leading provider of financing, factoring and credit protection services to the apparel industry. Our Los Angeles office works closely with action sports companies of all sizes, from privately held companies to global corporations. Protect your accounts receivable today. Call 800-248-3240.

Companies in the action sports industry rely on the experience and know-how of the Trade Capital division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance for factoring and trade finance products and services that fit their current and future needs. Put our flexible financing to work for you today. Learn more by clicking on our logo or title.

Financial Services (Check-Hold)


Join surf & sport manufacturers such as Rogue SUP and Ocean Lineage and retailers like The Waterman's Depot and West Coast Kayak in experiencing the benefits of innovative check-hold financing from C.O.D. Capital. A Dallas-based finance company, C.O.D. Capital approves 100% of its Customers (retailers/buyers) in the U.S. for a check guarantee credit line to purchase merchandise on 30-60 day terms from Suppliers (manufacturers/wholesalers), at no risk or recourse to the Supplier.

Industry Associations


BRA

The Board Retailers Association (BRA) is a non-profit representing over 550 action sport retailers in the surf, skate, snow and wake industry with over 3,000 storefronts across the country. The association serves as the preeminent voice for independent retailers with manufacturers and trade shows. BRA also provides educational resources, discounts from vendors, industry research and private label sourcing solutions.

Created in 1999, EuroSIMA is the European association of boardsports manufacturers. Its mission is to federate the various stakeholders in the boardsports industry, defend their interests and ensure their development on a European scale. The association’s objectives are articulated around 5 main themes: Education, Research, Events and Philanthropy, Communication, and Networking.

The International Assoc. of Skateboard Companies (IASC) is a non-profit trade association formed to promote skateboarding, increase participation, save members money and educate by focusing on the business, sustainability and health of our industry. We represent our global community as a united force by listening, understanding and addressing the needs of skateboarders and the industry. IASC members are passionate about skateboarding, protecting its integrity and pushing it forward globally.
San Diego Sport Innovators (SDSI) is a business accelerator that connects and drives growth in San Diego's vibrant sports economy by offering innovative programs and services for start ups, mature companies and service providers. We offer mentoring, education and capital funding opportunities for start-ups; best practice collaboration, access to new technology and public policy advocacy for mature companies; as well as deal flow to our service providers and the San Diego investment community.

SIA

SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the national not-for-profit, North American member-owned, trade association representing suppliers of consumer snow sports products with constituents in the retailer, rep and resort communities. Established in 1954, SIA annually produces the SIA Snow Show, the largest snow sports industry trade show and networking environment globally, while delivering invaluable data/research, support, marketing products, services and programs.
Founded in 1989, the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) is a non-profit trade association that promotes the surf industry and participation in the sport of surfing through a variety of services, educational programs and research. SIMA also supports oceanic environmental efforts through its 501(c)(3) foundation, the SIMA Environmental Fund. The SIMA Humanitarian Fund, also a 501(c)(3), awards grants to surf-related humanitarian organizations. Follow SIMA at Twitter.com/SIMA_SURF.

Industry Non Profits


Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit foundation that advocates early detection + a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention.  Founded over 15 years ago, B4BC’s education + awareness programs and events seek to serve young people and the action sports community at large.  Learn more about B4BC’s grassroots events, signature “Check One, Two” health initiative, and how you too can stomp out breast cancer by clicking HERE.
Stoked is a non profit that creates action sports programs for youth in underserved communities. Stoked’s mission is to empower youth from underserved communities to achieve a more successful future by providing programs based in action sports culture that result in personal development, academic achievement, positive relationships and a healthy lifestyle.

SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.  Founded in 2000, SurfAid’s health programs involve education in nutrition, hygiene, healthy environments and disease prevention - including mosquito net distribution.

The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations; and to achieving our goal of surfing being more accurately understood, represented and enjoyed.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 100 chapters worldwide.

Investment Banking


Imperial Capital is a full-service investment banking firm. Founded in 1997, we employ more than 250 professionals and offer a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies and private equity firms. We provide research, sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities to institutional clients and capital markets, merger and acquisitions, capital structure, restructuring and recapitalization advisory services to middle market companies and financial sponsors.  More information at www.imperialcapital.com.

ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, ROTH is privately-held and employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. and Hong Kong. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.

Law


Call & Jensen is a premier boutique law firm in Newport Beach, California that is well-recognized for its work in the fashion, action sports, and retail industries. Its lawyers are experienced in transactional and litigation matters, including intellectual property, real estate, and employment matters. With approximately 20 lawyers, the firm provides a unique combination of excellent credentials, expertise, reasonable billing rates, and unmatched skill.
Ezra Brutzkus Gubner LLP is a boutique business law firm based in Woodland Hills, California.  We are "Where Legal Strength Meets Business Sense."  For over the past 30 years, we have earned a reputation for being among the leading lawyers for apparel and textile manufacturers, designers, piece good suppliers and retailers. The firm’s apparel industry practice group attorneys guide, protect and partner with businesses to increase their value.

FSG’s Action Sports Practice Group provides legal services to the action sports industry. Our clients include surfers, skiers, snowboarders and skaters, as well as sponsors and leading apparel companies. Our attorneys serve in positions with industry organizations such as the Association of Surfing Professionals. We know your business and can provide full-service legal solutions to meet your organizational needs.

Goodman Mooney is a boutique law practice with a focus on intellectual property and business matters.  Our clients include action sports athletes, lifestyle and consumer goods brands. We provide personal, particular attention to the legal issues important to your business, at competitive rates.  With entrepreneurial backgrounds and extensive legal experience, we practice law with a business head. We're an excellent choice for individuals, early stage and well established companies.

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is an international law firm with more than 575 attorneys and public policy advisors in 13 offices and 11 markets. The firm is uniquely positioned at the intersection of law, business and government, representing clients in the areas of complex litigation, corporate, energy, environment, family wealth, finance, government contracts, health care, infrastructure, insurance, intellectual property, public policy, real estate, and technology.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is one of the largest full-service business law firms in Southern California. Procopio’s Action Sports and Apparel team is a collaboration of attorneys with diverse practices and experience who possess an in depth understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by companies in the action sports and apparel industries. This affords us the knowledge to assist emerging and well-known surf, skate, snow, motocross and apparel businesses in Southern California and globally.

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Office Technology & IT Services


Tailored Workflow for Modern Business™:  As a boutique provider, BeSpoke Office Solutions helps companies with their office technologies. We specialize in MFP (Copy/Print/Scan) Hardware, Color systems, Pro-LCD, Projectors, IT Support and Services.  For a free current-cost-analysis and to learn more about how we can help lower your office equipment costs contact us at workbetter@bespokeoffice.solutions or call 888-865-8914.

Sales Force Management


NuORDER is the leading online B2B ordering platform. We allow you to ditch the pen and paper and take your wholesale process digital! NuORDER empowers your brand to do anything from creating custom linesheets to running specific sales reports to increase your revenue. Join the digital revolution with NuORDER.

RepSpark's fully integrated sales force management solution suite provides the flexibility, scalability and exact feature-set to Ignite Sales Power. Arm your sales reps with the tools and information they'll need to gain a competitive edge & sell more. Call 866-452-0995 or click here to request a demo today.

Trade Shows


Established in 2006, the KNOWSHOW is a privately held bi-annual tradeshow catering to Canada’s top lifestyle, fashion and action sports retailers and brands. Each January and August wholesalers of selected brands and their reps premier new products to the nations best retailers and media during a three day show held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Surf Expo is the largest and longest running and board sports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida, the shows feature more than 2,300 booths of apparel and hard goods and draw top buyers from the U.S., and more than 69 countries. Voted The Fastest Growing Show in the US by TSNN.