Executive Search for companies in the sports, active, and outdoor industry.

What We Do

Executive Search and 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 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 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, action and water sports, outdoor and active lifestyle, to the health and fitness industries.

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 President

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


“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.”

Lauren Thomas - Marucci Sports


"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


"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


“We were in search of a CEO for a technology sector startup focused on sports and fitness data.  Although outside of RISE's general expertise in sports and fitness apparel, equipment and merchandise, Rey was able to cast a wide net which attracted top executives across various industries.  We chose an outstanding candidate.  Executive search is time consuming, and very specialized.  Rey has an excellent understanding of organizational structure and overall business practices that make him very rare in the executive search world.  We found him easy to work with, and very professional in his client interaction.”

Glenn Levin - Founder at XBorders

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