Executive Team Expands to Support Rapid Growth
CARLSBAD, CA - October 11, 2011 - SKLZ, the industry leader in sports performance training and skill development products named Stefan Karnavas as chief financial officer.
Mr. Karnavas brings to the SKLZ executive team extensive experience in raising capital, financial operations and scaling rapidly growing companies.
"Stefan brings a broad set of financial management skills and a track record of partnering with operating teams, customers and vendors to support and drive growth. This is an important addition to our management team as we continue to grow the SKLZ brand across the U.S. and internationally" said SKLZ CEO John Sarkisian.
Previously, Jeff Slovak dually held the responsibilities of COO and CFO. Mr. Slovak will retain his position as COO at SKLZ, overseeing the rapidly growing logistics and operations teams.
"Since joining our team in 2009, Jeff has helped our team increase revenues over 139%. His background in finance, coupled with an extensive understanding of logistics and operations, will be essential to driving growth in the coming years," remarked Sarkisian.
Prior to joining SKLZ, Mr. Karnavas held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Semtek Corporation. Prior to Semtek, he also held CFO positions with Cobblestone Golf Group and Cricket Wireless, and senior financial management roles with Leap Wireless and Horizon Cellular Group. Mr. Karnavas holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Denver.
SKLZ is the premier developer and marketer of athletic performance and skill development training products for serious athletes of all ages. The flagship brand of Pro Performance Sports, SKLZ delivers broad lines of training products across a variety of sports, including baseball, fastpitch, golf, football, basketball, soccer and more. An Inc. 500|5000 company, SKLZ focuses on transforming innovative concepts into effective sports training products that help athletes reach their full potential. With international headquarters in San Diego, California, the company delivers durable, high-performance trainers that can be found internationally at major sporting goods retailers, specialty shops, and mass merchants, as well as on the SKLZ web site at www.SKLZ.com.
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