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Core Careers: Philippe Gouzes, Nixon GM of EMEA

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 08:13

The GM and VP of Sales for Nixon EMEA shares key lessons he has learned along the way

Core Careers: Philippe Gouzes, Nixon GM of EMEA

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 08:13

The GM and VP of Sales for Nixon EMEA shares key lessons he has learned along the way

Core Careers: Volcom's Ryan Immegart

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 09:30

Volcom's EVP of Marketing, who started his career as a pro snowboarder, shares some lessons he has learned along the way

Core Careers: Volcom's Ryan Immegart

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 09:30

Volcom's EVP of Marketing, who started his career as a pro snowboarder, shares some lessons he has learned along the way

Core Careers: Trisha Hegg, Sanuk VP Global Product

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 07:54

Trisha shares her career path and lessons learned along the way

Core Careers: Trisha Hegg, Sanuk VP Global Product

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 07:54

Trisha shares her career path and lessons learned along the way

Core Careers: Tom Jones, Nixon

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:55

Today, we profile Tom Jones, Nixon Global VP Marketing & Creative and a skate industry veteran, for our Core Careers feature.

Core Careers: Tom Jones, Nixon

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:55

Today, we profile Tom Jones, Nixon Global VP Marketing & Creative and a skate industry veteran, for our Core Careers feature.

Core Careers: Quiksilver's Mike Reilly

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:48

A career profile of Quiksilver’s Mike Reilly, the West Coast Sales Manager for Specialty Stores, who has deep roots with the brand.

Core Careers: Quiksilver's Mike Reilly

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:48

A career profile of Quiksilver’s Mike Reilly, the West Coast Sales Manager for Specialty Stores, who has deep roots with the brand.

Core Careers: Stance VP of Creative Aaron Hennings

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 19:28

Our Core Careers series highlights Stance's VP of Creative, Aaron Hennings. Aaron talks about how he got his start, his thoughts on start-ups, what he looks for in designers, inspirations and more.

Core Careers: Stance VP of Creative Aaron Hennings

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 19:28

Our Core Careers series highlights Stance's VP of Creative, Aaron Hennings. Aaron talks about how he got his start, his thoughts on start-ups, what he looks for in designers, inspirations and more.

Core Careers: Kevin Flanagan of The People’s Movement

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 20:11

Core Careers Q&A with The People Movement's co-founder and CEO, Kevin Flanagan. He talks about leading his own brand, shares some personal insights, and fills us in on a key new hire for his company.

Core Careers: Kevin Flanagan of The People’s Movement

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 20:11

Core Careers Q&A with The People Movement's co-founder and CEO, Kevin Flanagan. He talks about leading his own brand, shares some personal insights, and fills us in on a key new hire for his company.

Core careers: Rick Petri's path from Hobie to Rip Curl USA

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:16
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Take a survey and you'll likely find that many executives at surfwear brands started as teens selling board shorts in surf shops.

I talked to a handful of executives to find out how they climbed the career ladder from core store to executive suite, and what they learned along the way. Plus, they shared some tips about how up-and-comers can shape their own careers in the surf industry.

First up: Rick Petri, executive vice president of Costa Mesa-based Rip Curl USA.

Core careers: Rick Petri's path from Hobie to Rip Curl USA

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:16
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Take a survey and you'll likely find that many executives at surfwear brands started as teens selling board shorts in surf shops.

I talked to a handful of executives to find out how they climbed the career ladder from core store to executive suite, and what they learned along the way. Plus, they shared some tips about how up-and-comers can shape their own careers in the surf industry.

First up: Rick Petri, executive vice president of Costa Mesa-based Rip Curl USA.

Core careers: John Wilson's path from Clairemont Surf Shop to Reef

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:16
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The path to the corner office at action sports brands often starts at a core shop. So I've been talking to some industry leaders about where they started and what they learned along the way. Monday, we heard from Rick Petri.

For today's story, I checked with John Wilson, president of Reef. He still remembers his first day on the job at Clairemont Surf Shop in San Diego, working for owner Steve O'Connell. It was Aug. 1, 1986.

Core careers: John Wilson's path from Clairemont Surf Shop to Reef

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:16
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The path to the corner office at action sports brands often starts at a core shop. So I've been talking to some industry leaders about where they started and what they learned along the way. Monday, we heard from Rick Petri.

For today's story, I checked with John Wilson, president of Reef. He still remembers his first day on the job at Clairemont Surf Shop in San Diego, working for owner Steve O'Connell. It was Aug. 1, 1986.

Core Careers: Ryan Heuser, president and co-founder, Paul Frank Industries

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:09
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Editor's note: Today we debut a new feature called "Core Careers" where industry leaders share details about their career paths, key business advice, how they handle tough issues at work, and future aspirations. 

Today we hear from Ryan Heuser, president and co-founder of Paul Frank Industries in Costa Mesa, Calif. Ryan talks about his dreaded - and brief - job at Urban Outfitters, the challenges and opportunities of switching to a licensing model, and creating space in his day to think.

Core Careers: Ryan Heuser, president and co-founder, Paul Frank Industries

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:09
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Editor's note: Today we debut a new feature called "Core Careers" where industry leaders share details about their career paths, key business advice, how they handle tough issues at work, and future aspirations. 

Today we hear from Ryan Heuser, president and co-founder of Paul Frank Industries in Costa Mesa, Calif. Ryan talks about his dreaded - and brief - job at Urban Outfitters, the challenges and opportunities of switching to a licensing model, and creating space in his day to think.

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