News

JULY 29, 2014

Mexico City Joins Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

Competitor Group announces partnership with Asdeporte for new half-marathon in 2015 Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Mexico City Half Marathon to feature live bands and fanfare at each mile Event scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2015; Registration to open Sept. 5th at RocknRollMexico.com   MEXICO CITY – July 29, 2014 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the [...]

JULY 3, 2014

Velo Announces Editorial Additions and Promotions

Spencer Powlison named Editor of VeloNews.com; longtime contributor Logan VonBokel joins editorial team as tech Reporter; Matthew Beaudin promoted to Senior Writer BOULDER, Colo. – July 3, 2014 — As the 101st edition of the Tour de France commences this weekend, Velo today announced Spencer Powlison as the new Editor of VeloNews.com and Logan VonBokel [...]

JUNE 9, 2014

Race IT and Challenge Family Triathlon form Global Partnership

Challenge Family selects Race IT as worldwide registration platform for long distance triathlon series Richmond, VA – June 9, 2014 – Race IT, the fastest growing online registration solutions platform in endurance sports, today announced a new partnership with the Challenge Family global series of long distance triathlons.  Race IT will provide registration services to [...]

Older News Stories

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.