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Respect Your Universe, Inc. Announces New Board Member
David Howitt Brings Brand Consulting, Venture Capital and Marketing Expertise to Company
By: Marketwired .
Feb. 4, 2013 11:07 AM
PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- Respect Your Universe, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU) (OTCQB: RYUN) announces David Howitt, founder and president of the Meriwether Group, as a new board member. Howitt brings more than 20 years of experience in providing business strategy and mentorship to global Fortune 100 companies, launching and developing successful startups, and funding innovative consumer-oriented businesses.
"David is a valuable and highly strategic addition to our board of directors. His areas of expertise further supplement the diverse skill sets already represented within the Respect Your Universe board," said Respect Your Universe chairman and chief executive officer David Campisi. "As the founder and president of a brand consulting, venture capital and marketing firm, David has fostered the success of numerous next-generation outdoor, natural and healthy lifestyle companies, and will provide vital insight for advancing the Respect Your Universe brand and business."
Howitt's accomplishments include investing in, securing funding for and helping to develop a business vision for several successful brands including adidas, Stumptown Coffee, HotChalk, Living Harvest, Naturally Advanced Technologies and Organic Style. Howitt has also provided financial expertise, operational guidance and strategic vision to a wide range of companies including Nike, Under Armour, Stumptown Coffee, Citizen, adidas, Salomon, Li Ning, Nautilus, TaylorMade, Coty, Stelux, Silhouette and Burgerville. Howitt earned his Bachelor of Arts from Denison University and his Juris Doctor degree from Lewis & Clark Law School.
"I am honored to work alongside David Campisi and help guide Respect Your Universe to the next level," said Howitt.
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