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Bravo Sports adds to management on heels of recent acquisitions

Published August 16, 2016

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has hired Jeff Balaban, Kyle Brookey and Dave Davenport as it expands its product and sales management team.

Bravo Sports owns several brands in the action sports and outdoor/lifestyle segments including Pro-Tec, SixSixOne and One Industries.

“With the recent acquisitions of Sector 9 and Pro-Tec, we have expanded our specialty division and become the largest skateboard manufacturer in the world,” said Leonardo Pais, Bravo Sports CEO. “With the addition of the new lines and in light of our growth across all brands, it was necessary to add key personnel to support us with the best possible leadership.”

Balaban assumes the role of senior vice president of sales for the Bravo Sports specialty division. He returns to the company where he worked more than 14 years and helped increased sales from $15 million to $40 million.

Balaban comes from PTX Performance Products, where he launched brands in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K., as well as South America and the Pacific Rim.

Brookey previously held positions at Yvolution and Wild Sales, where he brought licensed products from the NFL, MLB and NHL to Wal-Mart and Target. He’s the new director of sales and will focus on mass retailers.

Davenport, who assumes the role of product manager of helmets and protective gear, will oversee the Pro-Tec brand and integrate the technology and innovation of that brand to other lines within the Bravo portfolio. He previously held stints at Box and Stolen BMX.

Bravo Sports is owned by Transom Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. 

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