Horny Toad Hires Brian Thompson As Global Director of Sales

Horny Toad is excited to announce the appointment of Brian Thompson as the Global Director of Sales.
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Santa Barbara, CA (July 14, 2010) –Horny Toad is excited to announce the appointment of Brian Thompson as the Global Director of Sales. Based out of Santa Barbara, CA, the sales headquarters for Horny Toad, Thompson brings ten years of sales experience with a focus on relationship building and growing brands. In his new role, Thompson will be responsible for the brands' sales team, as well as supporting our retail partners at a more localized level. His hiring marks a continued demonstration of the brand's core values and its ongoing commitment to local specialty retailers.

“I'm thrilled to be joining the Horny Toad Family of Brands,” said Thompson. “I look forward to working with the teams to evolve both Horny Toad and Nau, while staying true to the philosophy and culture that distinguish them within the lifestyle and outdoor apparel categories.”
Thompson joins the Horny Toad Family of Brands with an extensive background in sales and marketing within the apparel industry. He spent thirteen years at Cutter & Buck, where he led the overall operations for three divisions while also serving on the steering committee that led the strategic planning. Thompson brings a unique ability to leverage operational excellence, product design distinction, along with a focus on service in order to implement high impact programs.

“Brian's expertise and leadership style are a perfect fit for the Horny Toad culture,” said Gordon Seabury, CEO of the Horny Toad Family of Brands. “He brings a sincere enthusiasm for specialty retail and deep understanding of the importance of supporting sell through to achieve sustainable growth. Brian will be focused on working with our retail partners and sales team to continue to be innovative partners in this quickly evolving retail landscape to build several more decades of outdoor industry success. ”

ABOUT HORNY TOAD
Based in Santa Barbara a few hundred yards from the beach, Horny Toad is a clothing company that takes fun seriously, celebrates the adventure in every day life (both outdoors and in) and always aims to do the right thing. The Toad culture is oriented around community, sustainability, and looking for new ways to accomplish traditional business goals. To learn more visit www.hornytoad.com or call 800.865.TOAD.

ABOUT NAU
Nau (pronounced “now”) is a clothing company based in Portland, Oregon. They design, make, and sell sustainable urban+outdoor apparel – integrated designs for the modern mobile life. Nau is committed to the power of business as a force for positive change, seeking to balance the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. To learn more about Nau, visit www.nau.com.

For more information contact:
Missy Farren & Associates, Ltd. (212) 528-1691
Carolyn Conners, cconners@mfaltd.com

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