Waypoint Outdoor Solidifies its Growth with Three New Hires Representing Territory Expansion and Category-Specific Expertise
Industry veterans Chris Sears, A.J. Cargill and Scott Peller join Waypoint’s growing roster of sales representatives
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SEATTLE, WA — Dec. 1, 2021 – Waypoint Outdoor, the outdoor industry’s leading independent national sales agency, is pleased to announce the addition of several industry veterans to its team of sales reps. Based in Seattle, Washington, Waypoint Outdoor now includes more than 32 team members, with offices in Bend, OR, Bozeman, MT, Anchorage, AK, Salt Lake City, UT, Santa Cruz, CA, Oceanside, CA, Denver, CO, and Chicago, IL.
Chris Sears, A.J. Cargill, and Scott Peller join Waypoint as the agency continues to expand beyond its Pacific Northwest roots, into the Southwest and Rockies. All three bring long-standing relationships from Southern California to Wyoming and over to Colorado, as well as category-specific expertise.
“We’re excited to have A.J., Chris and Scott join the Waypoint Outdoor team,” said Bill Conradt, vice president and hardgoods brand manager at Waypoint. “Their presence and collective expertise will allow the agency to better address and serve the needs of the brands we represent and provide more in-the-field service and support to our retailers and their customers.”
Chris Sears comes to Waypoint after five years in brand relations with the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow. A Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy graduate, Sears has years of sales experience in the Surf and Outdoor Markets. Sears is growing Waypoint’s presence in the Southwest, representing hardgoods brands, BioLite, Klean Kanteen and Sunski across Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Arizona.
Based in Jackson, Wyoming, A.J. Cargill is joining Waypoint after three years as national accounts manager for Arc’teryx and decades in the ski industry, from a buyer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to ski patrol, coach, and professional athlete. Cargill is focused on servicing specialty retailers in Wyoming and Utah, representing Vasque, Helly Hanson and Tread & Butter.
Scott Peller joins Waypoint Outdoor, solidifying its Mountain Rockies presence, covering Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming, focusing on what he calls “sustainable hardgoods brands” BioLite, Klean Kanteen and Sunski. Getting his start in the outdoor industry in retail at Vail Resorts and Patagonia, Peller has spent the last five years as a sales rep based in Denver, Colorado.
About Waypoint Outdoor
Established in 1997, Waypoint Outdoor is a Seattle based Outdoor Products sales and service company. Guided by the principles of excellence, passion, respect and giving back, it’s 32 team members have over 200+ years of Outdoor Industry experience working with brands such as BioLite, BOGS, Helly Hansen, Klean Kanteen, Nemo Equipment, Smartwool, Sunski, Tread & Butter, and Vasque. To learn more about Waypoint Outdoor, visit www.waypointoutdoor.com.