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Bill Kirkendall

The longtime industry executive and CEO of the Running Specialty Group dishes on the specialty run marketplace, the Denver company’s acquisition strategy, the future of the Olympia Sports banner in New England, and his hopes for the overall running business in 2020.

Irwin P. Raij

The O’Melveny attorney and Co-Chair of the Sports Industry Group address some of the crucial issues that still must be addressed in the wake of the NCAA’s recent decision to allow student-athletes to benefit from the name, image and likeness in 2021.

Angelo Ng

Angelo Ng, who spent more than 18 years working for Levi Strauss in a variety of roles and nearly four years at Nike, has been hired by Wolverine Worldwide as the company’s first-ever Chief Merchant Officer.

Jeff Garabedian

Jeff Garabedian, head of global performance running apparel for New Balance, discusses the brand’s third year as the race’s official footwear and apparel sponsor.

Keaton Hendricks

Sky Outfitters, started by college student Keaton Hendricks, is selling socks, beanies and scarves. And the three-year old Indiana company, which follows a similar business strategy similar to Bombas, wants to help the nation’s less fortunate in homeless shelters in the process.

Sam Garzon

Sam Garzon, the founder and CEO of Miami-based UnoZero, says the young company’s name was inspired by all the soccer greats who have worn the number 10 on the pitch. Everyone from Pele and Zidane to Totti.

Mike Cosentino

Mike Cosentino, founder and CEO of Big Peach Running Co., a seven-door run specialty retail chain based in Atlanta, made a bold move in August 2018, purchasing a 33-foot vehicle from a company in Marietta, GA that specializes in food trucks.

Mary Steinebrunner

After nearly two decades in the business, Mary Steinebrunner is still in love with the protective footwear industry. And she’s always thinking about what might come next for her company, which shoes workers worldwide in food processing plants, on oil rigs and in the wild for weekend warriors and dairy farmers alike.

Jeff Irvin

Irvin digs into the compression garment market and CEP’s role in advancing the category.

RIA KICK Show, Denver

Catching up with RIA Executive Director Terry Schalow, Nike’s Scott Gravatt, 361’s Ike Avalear, New Balance’s Tom Carleo, Altra’s Todd Dalhausser and Big Peach Running Co. owner Mike Cosentino.

Dan Fitzgerald

Serving Boston’s diverse running community to Dan Fitzgerald is more about overdelivering services and less about simply selling stuff. The Heartbreak Hill Running Co. Co-Founder and president weighs in on the run specialty market, Beantown’s running scene and expansion for his current three-door specialty chain.

New Balance Launch

Catching up with athletes Jenny Simpson, Jake Wightman, VP of Running Tom Carleo and designers Drew Nyssen and Drew Spieth during New Balance’s global FuelCell launch in Brooklyn, NY.

Sara Irvani

The 31-year-old leader of the family-owned footwear company talks ‘Made in the USA,’ sustainability and the Buford, GA firm’s recent deals with J. Crew and Target.

James Jesserer

Jesserer talks sock and what the Statesville, NC company is doing to keep its edge in performance and continue making products in the USA.

Paul Foley

The former longtime Nike executive discusses how the Needham, MA company helps footwear and apparel firms address product counterfeiting, diversion/grey market and global logistics issues.

Luke Rowe

Marathoner and CEP senior executive Luke Rowetalks compression socks.

Tom Adams

Shoe Dog and former Catholic priest Tom Adams talks tech and the real need to replace the centuries-old shoelace.

Nancy Richardson

San Antonio Shoemakers CEO Nancy Richardson talks about the casual, comfort footwear market and domestic manufacturing.

Warren Tuttle

The president and director of the United Inventors Association talks strategies for young creators.

Matt Priest

Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America's Matt Priest looks ahead to issues facing the industry in 2019.

Terry Schalow

Running Industry Association's Terry Schalow looks ahead to issues facing the industry in 2019.