TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired John Pentecost to help lead its International Sales team. Pentecost was a co-founder of Evil Bikes and E-Thirteen Components, and he’s since served in senior sales and marketing roles at Race Face and Yeti.
“When we first discussed expanding our international sales staff months ago, we’d intended to hire a more junior candidate to grow into the role,” said Daniel Limburg, Pivot’s global sales manager. “But when John contacted us last summer and expressed an interest in joining our team, we saw his unique blend of international sales and marketing experience as an opportunity to fast forward a few years and grow our business more rapidly.”
Pentecost said, “I’ve admired what (Pivot president and CEO Chris Cocalis) has been doing since his days back at Titus … The product development team he’s assembled is the best I’ve ever worked with, but beyond that, I love his vision. It’s great to be a part of a company that sees the huge potential in international markets and has dedicated the resources to develop product, logistics, and sales resources to make that happen.”
Pivot has also hired longtime magazine test editor, Ron Koch, as the brand’s media relations and content coordinator. Koch has been a bike and gear reviewer for Bicycling for 14 years.
Koch said, “One of the most common questions I’d get at the magazine is what bike should I buy? Pivot and even Titus before that were always on that list. In recent years Pivot has dominated my recommendations across categories, so spreading the brand’s message will come from a sincere place — it’s a company with product and people that I truly believe in.”
Cocalis said, “We are very thankful for the support from all of our customers. This growth wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our loyal customers, dealers and distributors worldwide. Our goal is to continue to provide the best customer service to all our customers. By having the correct people in each location, we ensure product delivery and availability, and I get to focus on my favorite activity — designing the next bike.”