SOURCE: Active Ride Shop

Active Ride Shop

January 22, 2015 13:47 ET

Active Ride Shop Appoints Chris Miller to Board of Directors

Miller Brings Wealth of Skate Industry Experience to Expanding Retailer

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2015) - Active Ride Shop ("Active") and Tengram Capital Partners ("Tengram") are proud to announce that Chris Miller has joined the board of directors. From pro skateboarder to businessman, Miller has more than three decades experience in every aspect of the industry. 

"Active Ride Shop is a staple in the SoCal skate and snow scene, and I am proud to join the board," said Chris Miller. "The company is in a strong position to continue to grow by adding more shops and expanding its ecommerce business in the coming years." 

As Active Ride Shop takes action to make its growth plans a reality, the company will benefit from Miller's depth of skateboarding business knowledge. Currently Miller serves as the chief creative director for AlliSports and as an on-air analyst for the Dew Tour. In addition, Chris Miller continues to dominate skate contests today. He has won the Masters Division of the Vans Pool Party eight times, and is consistently the man to beat at Dew Tour Legends Bowl Jams. Miller founded several brands that have made a significant impact in the industry including Adio Footwear and Planet Earth Clothing. 

Since 1989, Active has had a unique culture rooted in skateboarding and snowboarding. It started as one skate shop, created a sense of community and grew with the brands, skateboarders and people it supported.

ABOUT ACTIVE RIDE SHOP:
Established in 1989, Active Ride Shop maintains its position among the top retailers and ecommerce businesses in the action sports industry. Active Ride Shop has 23 retail locations throughout Southern California and a growing ecommerce business. Active Ride Shop sponsors the most elite skateboarders and snowboarders in the world, and is proud of its offering of the new emerging brands and the latest trends in the industry. For more information about Active Ride Shop visit www.activerideshop.com.

ABOUT TENGRAM CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC:
Tengram Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity firm that focuses exclusively on leading middle-market consumer and retail companies that own strong recognizable brands. The team has a diverse background of consumer investing and operating expertise that assists and guides company management to unlock the true potential of their brand. Tengram invests in both traditional "growth" and "restructuring/turnaround" situations in either the public or private sectors. Previous and current investments for Tengram and its predecessor investment entity, Windsong Brands, LLC, include Luciano Barbera, Tommie Copper, Deva Curl, Laura Geller Beauty, NEST Fragrances, Sequential Brands Group, Robert Graham, Joe Boxer, Field & Stream, and Design Within Reach. Tengram's website is (www.tengramcapital.com)

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