Did you hear?... WaterMark under the leadership and guidance of Jim Clark

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WaterMark is now under the leadership and guidance of one man as the company's CEO and president -- Jim Clark. Since the June 4 ouster of Duncan Robins, then president of WaterMark gear (click here to read story), Clark has been serving at the Chief Revenue Officer while the board began a search for a company COO. During the process, according to Clark, the WaterMark board decided that it would be best to operate the company with one man directing the company's vision and business strategy and offered the position to Clark. "Following Duncan's departure, we initially began talking about replacing the position still looking at the old structure or way of doing business, but the more we talked about it, the more we realized it made more business sense to consolidate the responsibilities into a one-person position," Clark told SNEWS®. "When the board offered me the position, I was thrilled." Clark will run the company from the Arcata, Calif. offices. SNEWS®View: Clark is a good man with a passion for the outdoors that becomes evident in conversations with him. Streamlining the company leadership makes sense and will help WaterMark rein in top-heavy management costs -- difficult to justify in a very competitive and tight market. While Duncan and his open-door style of management continues to be missed very much by his former team in Arcata, we suspect Clark will quietly take the helm and begin garnering respect.

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