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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA (March 1, 2021) – Far Bank Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Sage Fly Fishing, Redington, RIO Products, and Fly Water Travel today announced the naming of Jonathan Marquardt to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Ryan Hamilton to Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Marquardt and Hamilton join recently appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kris Klein, who is leading accelerated growth plans for Far Bank. These new senior executive positions reflect the commitment to investment and expansion across Far Bank’s incredible portfolio of industry leading brands. With four brands that cover the breadth of all product categories in fly fishing, including travel services to help anglers access “on the water” experiences from local waters to the other side of the globe, Far Bank is steadfast in its vision to “Inspire The Fly Angler”. Both Marquardt and Hamilton bring tremendous experience and passion to the Far Bank organization and its current and future potential.
“We have an ambitious set of goals at Far Bank as we continue to lead the industry in providing outstanding products and world class experiences. We have long admired Jonathan’s work at Yeti in both the US domestic and international markets. We are truly excited to have him join our leadership team,” said Klein. “And with his past leadership and roles at Gene Juarez, KPMG, and Deloitte, Ryan brings a seasoned executive perspective to Far Bank as we look to expand through both inorganic and organic means over the coming years.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Far Bank team,” said Marquardt. “I am a life-long passionate angler and being able to bring the skill set and perspectives I have acquired in my tenure with fast paced and strong growth organizations to a community I am personally passionate about is a dream opportunity for me. I look forward to working with all of our partners, ambassadors, and anglers as we drive the Far Bank brands and invite more people into the great sport of fly fishing.”
“I grew up in Washington with a passion for the outdoors and cannot imagine a more excited time to join Far Bank and the fly fishing industry,” said Hamilton. “It’s been an absolute pleasure joining the talemted leadership team and everyone at Far Bank. I am confident we are wll positioned to accelerate our growth momentum and capture further market opportunities in our expanding industry.”
Hamilton officially joined Far Bank in December of 2020, bringing extensive finance and executive leadership from his past roles, including his most recent position as Interim President and CFO for Gene Juarez Salons. His talents have been immediately felt at Far Bank, from his HR experience and the significant enhancement of Far Bank’s recruiting efforts to his diligence in financials and strong voice on Far Bank’s leadership team.
Marquardt brings his experience in hyper-growth organizations such as Yeti with a focus on meaningful product offerings and compelling consumer engagement. As an accomplished angler and avid outdoorsman, Marquardt’s personal interests align perfectly with the Far Bank community.
ABOUT FAR BANK ENTERPRISES
Far Bank Enterprises, Inc., is the parent company of Sage Fly Fishing, Redington, RIO Products, and Fly Water Travel. Through these brands, Far Bank is engaged in the manufacture and sale of world-class fly fishing rods, reels, waders, fly lines, leaders, tippet material, flies, and apparel, as well as travel services with experts dedicated to arranging trips to the world’s finest fishing destinations. Far Bank is wholly owned by the Joshua Green Corporation, an investment firm based in Seattle, WA.
Tag Kleiner, Far Bank VP of Marketing 206.780.8719