Executive search for the sports, active, outdoor and fitness industry

Executive Recruiting Partner of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association 

Industry Partners

Executive Recruiting Partner of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association

In May of 2017, RISE was named the “Executive Recruiting Partner of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association”, servicing members of the industry’s leading companies.  

 “In response to our company’s continuous growth, SFIA partnered with RISE Talent Acquisition to improve and facilitate the recruitment process.  We’ve recently identified a need for additional leadership and are confident that RISE will enhance membership value and employ individuals that contribute to our company’s success.”  

- Tom Cove, SFIA president and CEO -

What We Do

Executive Recruiting

RISE Talent Acquisition is a boutique executive search firm that provides personalized recruiting services to those companies in the sports, active, outdoor and fitness industries utilizing 25 years of industry specific knowledge. 

Sports Industry Specific

RISE specializes in securing mid to senior level professionals in the areas of sales, merchandising, brand & product marketing, product management, design, development, and sourcing.   

Industry Experience

After working for several large and medium sized companies in the sporting goods industry, Rey Corpuz quickly realized there was a gap in the services being provided by many recruiting firms.  With that in mind, he founded RISE Talent Acquisition in late 2015.  

Continued Growth

Today, RISE continues to broaden its reach from team and individual sports, to action and water sports, outdoor, action sports, and active lifestyle, to health and fitness.

How we do it


We do a deep dive to understand our client's corporate culture, organizational structure, and personnel needs.


We tediously seek the best candidates to

ensure a proper fit for your company's needs.


We conduct extensive first interviews with potential candidates.


We narrow the field to a limited number of top prospects that meet our client's requirements.


Only the best candidates are presented and reviewed with all key stakeholders.


We are involved in the offer, negotiation,

and hiring process as needed.

Who we are

Rey Corpuz, Founder and Chief Executive

With over 25 years of experience in the sporting goods industry, Rey Corpuz has held executive and management position with brands like Wilson, McDavid, Russell, Cannondale, Champro, and Mitre.

Through his experience in sales, marketing, brand strategy, and product development, Rey Corpuz has acquired a wealth of industry specific knowledge, and a broad network of industry contacts that span accross all disciplines of our business.

What they say


"RISE did a great job in finding us the right people with the qualifications that we were looking for, who also fit right in with the culture at CamelBak."

Layne Rigney - former President at CamelBak


"We were able to recruit the best fit for our organizational needs, and RISE saved us countless hours of recruiting in the process.”  

Kent McKeaigg - Founder and CEO at ORDERMYGEAR.COM


"RISE was great at communication throughout the entire search process, and was committed to making sure both the client and candidates were well informed." 

Mike Falvey - Director of Sales at Franklin Sports


“RISE provided a very targeted search and recruited excellent and qualified individuals to meet our needs”. 

David Demartini - Global Ecommerce Director at POC Sports


 “We needed someone with a very specific set of skills and experience to fill a critical role within our growing company.  RISE was able to deliver with candidates that not only had the experience, but also fit our corporate culture."

James Skidmore - COO at ORDERMYGEAR.COM


"RISE has helped build our US sales team by finding the best available and most experienced professionals in the active sports apparel market."

Eric Joo - SVP at Wear It To Heart Apparel

Our Clients