Global Head of Footwear & Accessories | Cobra Puma Golf
Since joining Cobra Puma Golf in 2012, Grant has helped grow the global footwear business leading the design, creation, development and go-to-market strategy for a footwear range that has received rave reviews. Prior to joining Puma, Grant held positions at the Adidas Group, including product marketing manager and cleated product testing manager. Grant lives with his family in Carlsbad, CA.
EDUCATION & DEGREE(S) ACHIEVED: BA, Chemistry, Willamette University
I COULDN’T DO MY JOB WITHOUT: The amazing relationships in my life, most importantly my wife, who excels at all the things I’m not so good at.
MOST IMPORTANT THING I HAVE LEARNED: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It’s going to happen and the more you embrace it, the more you’ll learn, experience and grow.
BEST ADVICE I WAS GIVEN OR THAT I WOULD GIVE: Figure it out. There are so many tools available at your fingertips to find information and solutions – it doesn’t matter how you get there, but figure it out. And write thank-you notes.
BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU’VE OVERCOME: Public speaking. It’s a skill that takes a lot of practice, repetition and hard work to master and enjoy. Anyone that says it’s easy is probably lying.
BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT TO DATE: Riding a bicycle across the U.S. from San Francisco to New York.
WHAT OR WHO HAS ENABLED YOU TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL: The love and support of my parents who empowered their children to go for and achieve all life goals and ambitions.
WHAT YOU WOULD WANT YOUR LEGACY TO BE: Work hard, do good along the way and live life to the fullest — the legacy will fall into place.
BIGGEST LIFE LESSON: Be present and live in the moment. Think about, prepare and plan for the future, but don’t constantly dwell on what’s next as that will drain you. Learn to enjoy where you’re at right now, everything else will fall into place.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN TWO WORDS: Confidently Inquisitive