Competitor Group Announces Key Leadership Appointments

January 28th, 2014

Competitor Group Announces Key Leadership Appointments

Josh Furlow appointed Executive Vice President of Global Events; Tim Dunne promoted to Senior Vice President; Dianne St. John named Vice President of Human Resources

SAN DIEGO, CA – January 28, 2014 – Competitor Group, Inc., (CGI) the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced the following:

– Josh Furlow has been named Executive Vice President of Global Events, overseeing CGI’s North American and International event divisions.  Furlow was previously Senior Vice President of Operations; 

– Tim Dunne is now Senior Vice President of CGI and remains General Manager of Race IT based out of CGI’s office in Richmond, VA; and 

– Dianne St. John has been promoted as Vice President of Human Resources, continuing in her long-term role overseeing all human resource functions for CGI. She will become a member of the company’s Senior Management team. 

“These are important appointments for CGI as each individual brings extensive experience and leadership that will help us drive our company moving forward,” said Paul Walsh, Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to working with Dianne, Tim, Josh and the rest of our Senior Management committee to strengthen and grow our core business units as a world-class media and event company.”

Prior to joining CGI, Furlow served as the Vice President of Planning & Operations for AEG Sports where he managed the global operations, vendor relations, budgets and the TV Broadcast for The Amgen Tour of California, the largest cycling race in the United States. During his tenure with AEG, Furlow managed many events such as Stars On Ice, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and the World’s Toughest Cowboy Rodeo as well as many other Live Touring events worldwide.

Prior to joining CGI in 2013, Dunne was the as most recently the COO and Managing Director (US/EMEA) for Lavastorm Analytics, a global business analytics software company.  His 25-year career includes executive roles at Nextlink Wireless, RCN Corporation, Nextel Communications and Bell Atlantic/Verizon.

St. John joined CGI in 2009 and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.  She previously served as the Director of HR for McCarthy & Holthus, LLP and The Active Network.

About Competitor Group, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates 54 events around the world, including its flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, KiDS ROCK Series, TriRock Triathlon Series and Women’s Running Series, collectively welcoming more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants in 2014. Anchoring the company with rich content are five publishing brands dedicated to running, cycling and triathlon including Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 700,000. Our registration platform Race IT boasts one of the most stable and successful registration systems in the industry, serving the needs not only for the company’s events, but also for endurance events of all sizes on behalf of the entire industry. Further information about CGI and its digital, publishing and event properties can be found at

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