Executive Search for Companies in the Sports, Active, and Outdoor industry.

Executive Search for Companies in the Sports, Active, and Outdoor industry.

Executive Search for Companies in the Sports, Active, and Outdoor industry.Executive Search for Companies in the Sports, Active, and Outdoor industry.Executive Search for Companies in the Sports, Active, and Outdoor industry.

What We Do

Executive Search and Talent Recruiting

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

Sports Industry Focus

RISE focuses on the sports, active lifestyle, fitness, and outdoor industries, which allows us to engage with our clients and cultivate the best candidates by category.  RISE specializes in securing mid to senior level professionals in the areas of sales, merchandising, brand & product marketing, product management, digital and ecommerce, operations, design, development, supply chain, and sourcing.   

Industry Experience

After working for several medium-to-large 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, Rey founded RISE in late 2015 to focus on executive search and talent acquisition.

Continued Growth

Today, RISE continues to broaden its reach from team and individual sports, action and water sports, outdoor and active lifestyle, to the health and fitness industries.  RISE has a network of over twenty thousand professionals in the sports and fitness industry - utilizing the most advanced technology in CRM, social media, and digital outreach to deliver best in class results.

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.

Referral & Review

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


We are involved in the offer, negotiation,

and hiring process as needed.

Executive search time line

Process Timeline

Above is a standard timeline for expectations during the search process.  Some positions demand more time than others, and will depend on overall search parameters agreed upon prior to engagement.

Who we are

Rey Corpuz

Rey Corpuz, Founder and President

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

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 across all disciplines of the sports 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 at ORDERMYGEAR.COM

"RISE has a broad reach in the industry and was able to connect me with great people to grow our business – in a timely manner!  His attention to detail and follow up exceeded my expectations.” 

Charlie Setzler - VP/GM at DonJoy Performance

“Marucci needed a localized search for a candidate with specific skills and experience.  With limited resources to do the search, we reached out to Rey Corpuz.  His company, RISE was able to deliver qualified candidates for review, and in a very timely manner.”

Marucci Sports

"The candidates that Rey found for us have consistently hit the mark and have made our hiring process easier and faster.   In addition, Rey is a good communicator which is so important for a smaller organization like ours.   Working with Rey is like working with a full-time in-house recruiter who understands our needs and is able to recruit talent that fits our business requirements and work culture."

Fritz Taylor - President, Descente Athletic Americas

"We acquired another company which resulted in a reorganization and need for multiple recruiting projects to fill key roles – both existing and new.  RISE was instrumental in understanding our needs and  objectives, and was very effective in supporting our needs which resulted in successful hires for multiple key roles." 

Jon Muir - CEO at Kiefer Aquatics

Our Clients