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JUNE 24, 2015

John Bradley Named Editor-in-Chief of VeloNews

Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) president Josh Furlow announced today that John Bradley has been named editor-in-chief of the Velo brand, effective immediately. A media veteran with more than 20 years’ experience as an editor and journalist, Bradley assumes the reins of Velo magazine and VeloNews.com, North America’s most storied cycling publication. “John Bradley is a [...]

JUNE 1, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Wins Two Best of Savannah Awards

Marathon named ‘Best Running/Walk Event’ and ‘Best Local Sports Event’ by Connect Savannah; 2015 race will celebrate five years of running the weekend of Nov. 7-8 Connect Savannah named Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon the ‘Best Running/Walk Event and ‘Best Local Sports Event’ as part of the Best of Savannah 2015 awards. [...]

MAY 31, 2015

92-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Becomes Oldest Woman in the World to Run a Marathon

Two-time cancer survivor trained and completed the marathon despite the recent loss of her husband and battling a staph infection in her legs Harriette raised more than $90,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society   At the 2015 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, it was 92-year-old Harriette Thompson who stole [...]

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Competitor Group Names Chairman Paul Walsh Interim CEO and George Gresham Interim CFO

December 10, 2013

SAN DIEGO – December 10, 2013 – Competitor Group, Inc., (CGI) the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced that its board of directors has named Paul F. Walsh as interim CEO and George Gresham as interim CFO while it conducts a worldwide search to find a permanent replacement for Scott Dickey and Steve Gintowt, both of whom are transitioning out of the company.

“We appreciate Scott and Steve’s endeavors over the past five years, adding many world-class events and brands to the company, and their hard work as the business transitioned ownership,” said Walsh. “The board and I could not be more excited about the future of Competitor Group and now are focused on positioning the company for strategic growth through continued innovation and building upon the strong foundation of quality branded events, compelling content and world-class services CGI has provided.”

Walsh is currently chairman of the board of CGI and brings more than three decades of global executive experience to his new role with CGI. Previously, Walsh served as CEO of eFunds Corporation (NYSE: EFD), Wright Express, BancOne Diversified Services and Diners Club Germany. Walsh also serves as a director of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), as chairman of the board of Sterling InfoSystems, and is a former member of the board of trustees at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Gresham also brings extensive experience and financial expertise to CGI and has been acting as an advisor to the company. Previously, Gresham served as executive vice president and CFO of NetSpend Holdings (NASDAQ: NTSP) where he led a successful initial public offering in 2010. Prior to that, he was CFO at GCA Holdings (NYSE: GCA) and eFunds Corporation, where he worked closely with Walsh.