ZG Collective, LLC, a newly formed business focused on North American distribution of premier outdoor, snowsports, cycling, and active lifestyle brands, announces today that the company will launch several global brands in 2015. Founded in late 2014, ZG Collective will aggregate international brands and manage ERP/CRM, sales, marketing, web, and brand building to support its partners.
“We are preparing to launch a host of global brands under the ZG
Collective umbrella that will make significant impacts in their vertical
markets in the coming months,” says founder and CEO Jarka Duba. “Our
mission is clear. We will build, buy and grow brands we believe in.”
Duba most recently served as the North America managing director for
POC, where he imported the Swedish skiing and cycling helmet and
accessories brand to the U.S. and oversaw its ascension to market leader
in helmets for competitive skiing.
Joining Duba at ZG Collective are co-founders Josh Fonner, COO,
Nelson Riley, director of technology, Zach Berman, VP of business
development, and Marina Chiasson, director of operations. Fonner also
joins the ZG Collective team from POC, where he most recently served as
North American bike sales manager. Riley brings software engineering and
design acumen from San Francisco-based Hack Reactor and Aspen-based
digital agency, LaunchProto, and Berman brings sales and marketing
experience from his previous role as associate publisher of Freeskier
Chiasson is the entrepreneur behind Temerity Chocolates, a
boutique chocolate and truffle brand.
In addition to distributing global brands within North America, ZG
Collective will create and acquire select brands in order to meet
specific market needs and enable rapid growth, delivering competitive
advantage via experienced management, resources and support.
ZG Collective has retained Backbone Media, a public relations and
media agency, to manage the communications strategy and public relations
outreach of its brands starting in March 2015.
About ZG Collective, LLC
ZG Collective, LLC is a group of talented entrepreneurs that are
passionate about building brands they believe in. Located in the hub of
the outdoor industry in Aspen, Colorado, ZG Collective houses several
brands within the outdoor, snowsports, cycling and consumer product
industries that align with the interests and passions of its founders.
ZG Collective’s team of in-house experts support and grow their brands
with ERP/CRM, marketing, PR, web design, and direct to consumer
For additional information, please visit the
Company’s website at www.zgcollective.com.
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