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MARCH 25, 2015

Competitor Group Announces New Senior Leadership

Josh Furlow named President; Wendy Godoy joins company as CAO and CFO SAN DIEGO – March 24, 2015 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) today announced changes to its senior leadership team designed to continue the company’s global growth strategy, with a renewed focus on innovative consumer experiences and dedication to the organization’s core values. “Competitor [...]

MARCH 23, 2015

Toyota Hits Its Stride Becoming the Official Vehicle Sponsor of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Concert Series

Multi-year agreement makes Toyota sponsor of all 22 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Events in the US DALLAS, March 23, 2015 – Ahead of 15,000 runners hitting the pavement at the Humana Rock ’n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon on Sunday, March 22, Toyota and Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the organizer of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, announced a sponsorship agreement, making [...]

MARCH 11, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon Announces Date

Inaugural half-marathon set for Saturday, October 10, 2015; Race to start at Grand Army Plaza and finish in Prospect Park; Online registration opens on Monday, March 16 NEW YORK – March 11, 2015 – It’s 13.1-miles of Rock ‘n’ Roll. And runners like it. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is returning to Brooklyn this [...]

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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.