The Olympics are big business. NBC paid over $7 Billion dollars for the rights to broadcast the Games through 2032. But who else benefits from the Olympics outside the obvious; athletes, corporate sponsors, and host countries? Do winter sports companies benefit from an Olympic boom? Joe’s guest this week is Matt Gold, the CEO of Christy Sports, one of the largest Winter Sports specialty retailers in the nation with more than 65 locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Washington.
About Matt Gold: Matt is the CEO of Christy Sports LLC, one of the leading specialty retailers and service providers for outdoor sports and lifestyle in the U.S. Gold is a passionate leader with strengths in brand management, new business development, sales and marketing, retail and e-commerce, and M&A. He has helped build and grow consumer businesses, brands, and organizations for more than 25 years.
Prior to joining Christy Sports, Gold held positions at Amer Sports Corporation, a leading sporting goods company. During his career at Amer, he most recently served as General Manager, Asia Pacific where he was responsible for the full financial performance, integrated go-to-market operations and overall regional strategy development for the company and its brands and was a member of the company’s Executive Board. Gold is fluent in Japanese and proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila