Spyder Promotes Jake Jacobs to CEO

Spyder, one of the most recognized and respected brands of high-performance, technically-oriented skiwear and outerwear in the world, promoted President and COO Jake Jacobs to the position of CEO and President. Mr. Jacobs assumes the role of CEO from David Jacobs, the company’s founder and his father, who will remain the company’s Chairman of the Board.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

BOULDER, Colo. – Spyder, one of the most recognized and respected brands of high-performance, technically-oriented skiwear and outerwear in the world, promoted President and COO Jake Jacobs to the position of CEO and President. Mr. Jacobs assumes the role of CEO from David Jacobs, the company's founder and his father, who will remain the company's Chairman of the Board.

Spyder is experiencing compelling growth. The company has achieved a 5-year annual CAGR of 30%, even within a slow-to-flat growth industry. With Jake Jacobs's guidance as president over the past two years, he's positioned the company for continued expansion, including the addition of a year-round product offering and launching a business strategy that includes future flagship retail stores.

There would not be a Spyder brand without Jake Jacobs' direct influence. In 1977, when he was a teenage ski racer, he brought home a padded racing sweater from Argentina and presented it to his father. Recognizing that only one manufacturer of such a sweater existed, David Jacobs set out to build a better product and marketed it to the tightly-knit race community. Continually building on its initial success, Spyder is now the world's leading skiwear brand, manufacturing over 800 styles annually.

“Jake presented the spark that started Spyder,” said the senior Jacobs. “It's fitting that the story came full circle, with Jake leading the company he inspired. Jake has the ability and talent to lead Spyder to the next level of success.”

About Spyder Active Sports
Spyder revolutionized ski apparel in 1978 with a padded slalom sweater designed "for racing, by racers." Today, it's the best selling ski brand in the world. Renown for integration of high-tech fabrication, fashion and function, Spyder products are the choice of the US Alpine and Canadian Alpine and Freestyle World Cup Teams.

Always athlete tested and performance-driven, Spyder products range from casual mountain-lifestyle clothing to technical apparel for any outdoor pursuit. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Spyder apparel is distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. For more information about Spyder, visit www.spyder.com

Related

Spyder Active Sports Names New CEO, CFO

(Boulder, Colo.) – Ski and performance apparel leader Spyder Active Sports, Inc. today announced that Thomas McGann has been named the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. McGann comes to Spyder Active Sports, also the parent company for Cloudveil Mountain Works, with decades ...read more

Spyder Hires Ariana Burkley as Key Account Manager

BOULDER, Colo. – Spyder Active Sports, Inc., the Colorado-based manufacturer of premium technical ski apparel, has hired Ariana Burkley as a Key Account Manager. Effective June 4, 2012, Ariana will assume responsibility for Spyder's key accounts in the Rocky Mountain Region. ...read more

Spyder Promotes Joe Vernachio to COO

Boulder, CO – Joe Vernachio has been promoted to Spyder’s Chief Operating Officer post and immediately assumes responsibility for all Spyder operations. Vernachio previously held positions as Executive Vice President of Product and VP of Development and Production. His two-decade ...read more

Spyder Promotes from Within for Supply Chain Upgrades

BOULDER, COLO. (March 2, 2011) Spyder, the leading ski and mountain lifestyle brand, promoted from within to best manage annual growth and ever-increasing unit deliveries. Two vital positions have been created to improve the supply chain system process from the initial stages of ...read more

Spyder Promotes Joann Smith to VP of Merchandising

BOULDER, Colo. – Spyder Active Sports, Inc., the Colorado-based manufacturer of premium technical ski and active mountain lifestyle apparel, has promoted Joann Smith from the role of Director of Merchandising to the role of Vice President of Merchandising. Smith will continue ...read more

Spyder Promotes Brady Collings to Brand Design Director

Brady Collings' keen eye for design, creative vision and determined attitude earned him the new position of Brand Design Director at Spyder Active Sports Inc., the world's leading skiwear and mountain based apparel brand. Since starting with the company over six years ago ...read more

Pertex® announces partnership with Spyder Active Sports, Inc.

Clitheroe, UK – Pertex®, designer and manufacturer of high-performance fabrics, announces a partnership with Spyder Active Sports, Inc., a leading skiwear and mountain-based apparel brand, to produce select new pieces for the Spyder 2011 - 2012 collection. Pertex provides fabrics ...read more

Spyder Active Sports Acquires Cloudveil Mountain Works

February 5, 2008 (Boulder, CO. – Jackson Hole, WY.) – Ski and performance apparel leader Spyder Active Sports, Inc announced its acquisition of Cloudveil Mountain Works, Inc, producers of innovative technical outdoor and mountaineering apparel. Terms of the agreement were not ...read more

Jake Wisse Joins Stohlquist as National Sales Manager

Stohlquist WaterWare announced today the appointment of Jake Wisse as National Sales Manager. Wisse is taking his industry background and passion for paddle sports to Arlington, where he will be working with paddling innovator Jim Stohlquist to continue the momentum the brand has ...read more