SKLZ ANNOUNCES BRIAN ENGE TO JOIN EXECUTIVE TEAM AS NEW PRESIDENT
CARLSBAD, CA – July 30, 2013 – SKLZ, the global leader in athletic skill and performance training products, instructional content and programming, is proud to announce that Brian Enge, most recently an executive at The Active Network and known for his successful tenure as CEO of Zoot Sports, will be assuming the role of president at SKLZ.
During his tenure at Active, Enge was responsible for the company’s Consumer Products business and developing programs for active sports participants. Prior to Active, Brian spent five years as the CEO of Zoot Sports, a global leader in endurance sports products, and led the company to its acquisition by K2 Sports in early 2009. Enge has spent fifteen years in the sports apparel and footwear industry with a series of leadership positions including senior vice president of Saucony and president of the Schoffel North America, an outdoor and ski apparel brand.
“We couldn’t ask for a more ideal fit,” says SKLZ CEO John Sarkisian. “Brian not only has an outstanding track record as a senior manager within the industry, but he has always been an exceptionally driven and accomplished athlete. He fully understands the mindset behind training to improve your athleticism and abilities, and that’s what SKLZ is all about.”
Enge captained the soccer team at Harvard University and went on to play professional soccer (Wichita Wings of the National Professional Soccer League) before returning to receive his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is now a USA Triathlon All-American, as well as a youth soccer coach, both of which continue to fuel his passion for the sports and fitness industry. Enge also serves on the board of the San Diego Sport Innovators (SDSI) with Sarkisian.
“The team at SKLZ has built an authentic brand in a category I’m passionate about, as an athlete, business leader, coach and sports parent,” says Enge. “I’m proud and excited to be part of the team that builds the SKLZ brand.”###
SKLZ is committed to elevating the athlete in each of us by guiding and serving athletes on their journeys to be their personal best. As the flagship brand of Pro Performance Sports, SKLZ develops innovative athletic performance and skill development training products, technology and knowledge for serious athletes of all ages, skill levels and sports. Based in San Diego, California, SKLZ delivers durable, high-performance trainers that can be found around the world at major sporting goods retailers, specialty shops, and mass merchants, as well as on the
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