Gurnee IL. - Can-Am Sales Group, LLC., is pleased to announce that retail & sales executive Mike Santos has joined the growing team at Can-Am.
Mike is a well-respected industry veteran and accomplished leader on both the buying and selling sides of the retail desk.
Included in Mike’s experience are roles as both a Buyer & Merchandising Director at Walmart Canada, as well as a 15-year plus career at Canadian Tire where for more than a decade Mike participated in the Outdoor Sporting Goods channel leading the Hunt, Fish, Camping & Marine categories for the market share leader in Canada.
Most recently, Mike was VP of Strategic Accounts for GSC Technologies/Future Beach Kayaks. In this role he was responsible for and grew sales at major retail accounts in Canada and the United States such as; Canadian Tire, Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s. Mike will step into the role of VP of Sales for Can-Am managing a very similar portfolio of accounts.
“We’re excited to have Mike join our growing Can-Am team. His strategic mind set, customer focus, and retail know-how will be a perfect fit for the needs of both our retail & vendor partners” stated Can-Am Sales Group President, Scott Makway.
"Anytime one of our partners can add to their team with the experience and retail knowledge that someone like Mike brings to the table, we get very excited." commented Brian Pratt, VP of Sales for Thermacell Inc., a strategic vendor partner with Can-Am.
Can-Am Sales Group, LLC., is a leading full-service sales agency uniquely positioned to provide growth focused sporting goods & outdoor brands with a bridge to retail success. With a complete suite of sales driving services and capabilities, Can-Am’s team leverages long and deep relationships at the retail, distributor and manufacturer level across the United States and Canada. We combine those relationships with in-depth industry, market and product knowledge, then pull it all together by utilizing our real-life experiences gained while working for some of the world’s leading retailers, wholesalers, & consumer brands.