Smack Sportswear, the leading brand of custom-designed athletic apparel (primarily focused on volleyball), announced the hiring of Doug Samuelson as the company’s new Contract Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Samuelson was most recently the CFO of Medacta USA, Inc.
Mr. Samuelson, CPA, brings a great deal of experience to Smack Sportswear, especially with regards to compliance and financial/cost controls. He was previously employed as the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting for Response Genetics, Inc., as well as The Rand Corp.
He also was a Director of Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley Consulting Services for J.H. Cohn LLP (where one of his clients was the Association of Volleyball Professionals, i.e., AVP), and previous to that Mr. Samuelson was the Manager of Audit and Business Advisory Services for Arthur Anderson.
“We are very pleased to have Doug on our team,” stated Smack CEO Bill Sigler. “Doug will primarily focus on financial reporting and SEC compliance, as well as assist Tom Mercer (our President/CMO) and me in implementing strategies aimed at rapidly growing the company’s revenues and profits.”
In coordination with the hiring of Mr. Samuelson, Smack Sportswear has retained the services of Weinberg and Company, P.A. as their new audit firm.
About Smack Sportswear
Founded in 1994 on the sands of Manhattan Beach, CA, Smack Sportswear is a leading brand of custom apparel (primarily focused on volleyball). Many of Smack’s garments are designed and tested by Olympians and top pros. From sublimation to in-house cut/sew, Smack makes innovative apparel with broad appeal.