Fairway & Greene has appointed Jeff Clark as VP of sales effective January 14, 2008. Mr. Clark will be responsible for overseeing the company's overall golf sales operation for the United States. He will report directly to Fairway & Greene President, Todd Martin.
Mr. Clark, an 11 year veteran of the better golf apparel business, brings a wealth of experience to the position. Mr. Clark will be responsible for spearheading the company's growth efforts at the green grass level, and working closely with the company's sales force and customer base. He will also work closely with John Flahavin, the former Director of Sales Force Leadership for the company, who now will be taking on a new role and responsibilities with Fairway & Greene parent company, Summit Golf Brands, which also owns leading golf brands, EP Pro and Zero Restriction.
“Jeff is a unique golf sales executive. He understands what we have built here at Fairway & Greene, and the absolute best in class sales force that we have in place. Jeff will use his exceptional talents and abilities to assist our sales force in growing our business in their respective territories, and making sure the highest levels of customer touch and service continue in the Fairway & Greene tradition”, says Todd Martin, President of Fairway & Greene.
“Jeff has carried a bag and was an outstanding sales rep in his own right. He knows first hand the opportunities and challenges our customers and sales representatives both face. His role and approach will mirror the unique style and culture that Fairway & Greene has always stood for”, says Martin.
“I am genuinely very pleased to join Fairway & Greene”, says Jeff Clark. “They have been the leading luxury golf brand for the past 12 years, and I look forward to working with Todd and the sales team to continue the traditions of strong thoughtful growth and extraordinary customer relations. The Fall 2008 collections are exceptional, and the amazing growth in both the men's and the ladies collections are testament to the product and the brand as a whole. The entire Fairway & Greene organization has worked very hard to achieve the respect of it's customers and I am honored to be on the team.”
Most recently, Mr. Clark was with Fila USA. He held previous sales representative and sales management roles with Ashworth and Reebok. Mr. Clark will be based out of the company's regional office in Austin, Texas.