25-year industry veteran to lead race registration platform as rapid growth continues
SAN DIEGO, California & RICHMOND, Virginia – May 15, 2013 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced Tim Dunne as new General Manager of Race It, the fastest growing registration solutions platform in endurance sports.
In his new role Dunne will lead the organization’s day-to-day operations, product and business development strategy,developing the roadmap to support the platform’s growing client base, with a focus on a more robust feature set and international expansion.
“Tim’s operational and leadership experience is critical in Race It’s evolution from rapid growth start-up to mature, industry leader,” said Alex Baxter, Chief Digital Officer at CGI. “We are thrilled to have him join our team as we continue to set the standard for race directors’ registration and event management needs, with a laser focus on running, cycling and triathlon events.”
Race It has emerged as an industry leader helping race directors with customized registration capabilities for both individuals and teams, performance marketing tools, web hosting and design as well as a state of the art race results technology for participants. Dunne’s appointment comes as Race It continues to expand, serving endurance events of all sizes.
“This is an extremely exciting time to be a part of the endurance sports industry and a huge opportunity to help expand the footprint of Race It by providing our clients with the most current and reliable technologies available, supported by the highest level of customer service in the industry,” said Dunne. “I’m excited to bring the relationships and lessons learned throughout my career to help CGI and Race It become even more successful, no other company offers a more effective registration platform to race directors.”
A 25-year industry veteran, Dunne brings a high-performance track record of large scale operational experience from the telecommunications, digital media and enterprise software industries. He was most recently the COO and Managing Director (US/EMEA) for Lavastorm Analytics, a global business analytics software company. Previously Dunne held executive roles and led teams at Nextlink Wireless, RCN Corporation, Nextel Communications and Bell Atlantic/Verizon.
Dunne earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and his Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He will be relocating to Richmond from Northern Virginia with his wife and three children. He is an avid cyclist, has competed in several triathlons many years ago and regularly runs in 5k events with his kids.
For more information about Race It, visit www.raceit.com.
About Race It
Located in Richmond, Virginia, Race It has been providing online registration solutions to event organizers across the country since 2004. Race It is comprised of a team of dedicated staffers all working in concert to provide the best registration solutions possible. Capitalizing on a strategic release of features and enhancements that have been positively received in the marketplace, Raceit boasts one of the most stable and successful systems in the registration industry. More than 3,000 events use Raceit.com for online registration, including J&A Racing, Sports Backers, Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon and the Tough Mudder Series. For more information about Raceit, visit Raceit.com.
About Competitor Group
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. The aggregate CGI customer base now exceeds 7 million endurance enthusiasts and athletes. CGI’s portfolio of media assets includes a digital community across the Competitor Endurance Sports Network of websites. Additionally, Raceit.com, a leading digital registration platform, is the catalyst for the company’s race services offering that looks to meet the needs for endurance events of all sizes on behalf of the entire industry.
CGI owns and operates more than 83 events around the world, including the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Women’s Running Series, the TriRock Triathlon Series, the NFL Run Series and the REI Muddy Buddy Adventure Series, collectively delivering more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants. Anchoring the company with rich content and marketing leverage are five publishing properties dedicated to running, cycling, triathlon and the world of multisport including Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 700,000. Further information about CGI and its digital, publishing and event entertainment properties can be found at CompetitorMediaKit.com.
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