OS1st announces sales team expansion amidst record growth in wholesale business
Former Fitted, Inc. executive to lead Northwest territories
HICKORY, NC (September 28, 2023) – Building on consecutive years of record growth, OS1st®, a leading brand of performance socks and compression bracing products in specialty independent retail, announced the appointment of Jennifer Hazard as Northwest regional sales manager.
“Being a brand for independent specialty retail is our core identity, and expanding our sales team shows our continued commitment to that cause,” said Chris Bevin, Senior Vice President of Business Development. “We continue to break growth records, including our reign as the fastest growing sock in run specialty, due to our continued investment in these channels. So, we welcome Jennifer’s support for our independent specialty retailers and our independent sales reps.”
Hazard joins OS1st® with a wealth of executive sales expertise from her decades-long career in the athletic and retail industry including her most recent time as Director of Sales for Fitted, Inc. She also owned and managed her own independent retail store for 23 years in Hailey, Idaho, giving her an empathetic and strategic approach to working with OS1st® retailers.
“I am passionate about athletics, people, retail and textiles and I am excited to join a structured team that is growing and changing the industry,” Hazard said. “I love to meet new people and find new avenues for product placement, joining OS1st allows me to use my skills to the fullest.”
In March, OS1st® announced additional sales team growth to support their 2,000 retailers across the U.S. with the appointment of Len Chatwin to National Sales Manager, Kevin Adametz as northeast regional sales manager, and Nick Stump as southeast regional sales manager.
OS1st® performance socks and compression bracing empower active lifestyles by targeting and preventing pain from a variety of conditions including overuse injuries. Made with high-quality materials and Compression Zone® Technology, our products were designed together with podiatrists, athletes, and real people to target Plantar Fasciitis, bunions, knee injury and more. The science behind every OS1st product is what makes it the fastest growing sock and number one compression bracing product in United States specialty retail.