SFIA Partners with RISE Talent to Provide Dedicated Recruitment to Sports & Fitness Industry Executives
Silver Spring, MD, May, 31, 2017 – To address the need for more focused recruitment and provide added value to member companies, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), announces today a new partnership with RISE Talent Acquisition.
RISE is a boutique search firm that provides personal attention with a dedicated focus on the sports and fitness industry. RISE specializes in securing middle to senior level positions in the areas of sales, merchandising, brand & product marketing, product management, design, development, and sourcing.
“In response to our company’s continuous growth, SFIA partnered with RISE Talent Acquisition to improve and facilitate the recruitment process,” said Tom Cove, SFIA president and CEO. “We’ve recently identified a need for additional leadership and are confident that RISE will enhance membership value and employ individuals that contribute to our company’s success.”
“We are very excited about the partnership with the SFIA”, said Rey Corpuz, Founder and Executive Director of RISE Talent Acquisition. “Our goal as a recruiting firm is to provide recruiting and personnel search services to those companies in the sports, active, and fitness industries through targeted search utilizing industry specific knowledge."
After working for several large and medium sized brands, Corpuz quickly realized there was a gap in the services being provided by many recruiting firms. With that in mind, he founded RISE Talent Acquisition in late 2015.
“The partnership is a natural fit for RISE in that our goal as a company is to provide a level of service and consultation that is derived from over 25 years of working in the sports and active lifestyle industry,” said Corpuz. “We are proud to be associated with the SFIA, and are very grateful to be able to serve the sports and fitness community that has provided such a significant impact in all of our lives.”
“This partnership is representative of how our sports community continues to evolve. As trends and economics change the way we all do business; the strength to continue to build will come from our reliance on our industry partners”, said Corpuz. “The SFIA is at the center of the sports and fitness community through its leadership, politics, research, and membership. This partnership provides a resource for recruiting for SFIA members, as well as an extended network with expertise in the sports and fitness business.”
ABOUT SFIA: The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry. SFIA seeks to promote sports and fitness participation as well as industry vitality through research, thought leadership, public affairs, industry affairs, and member services. For more information, please visit www.sfia.org.