Teton Gravity Research Retains Hanold Associates for Chief Growth Officer and Chief Marketing Officer Searches

Evanston, IL, July 23, 2019 – Teton Gravity Research has retained Hanold Associates to lead their Chief Growth Officer and Chief Marketing Officer searches based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jason Hanold, Katrina Prospero and Sonia Nagra are leading the searches.

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is the preeminent media brand for adventure, lifestyle, travel, action and outdoor experience. In 1995, brothers Steve and Todd Jones partnered with their friend Dirk Collins, pooling together their money to buy camera equipment. What began as a film project became a movement to document the progression of extreme sports and their emergence in the mainstream. In the 24 years since its founding, Teton Gravity Research has produced more than forty action sports films, each of which is designed to capture, celebrate and bring to life the passion that drives action sports.

Throughout the years, the company has expanded in scope, scale and sports, adding mountain biking, surfing, climbing, other adventure action sports, travel and lifestyle to the catalog. This expansion has also been instrumental in progressing beyond film production to a veritable force of content creation, including film, campaigns, work for hire, merchandise, events and an online content distribution network, including an engaged and devoted community known as the Stash. The company has also expanded in size, with 55 employees. The company’s headquarters are in Jackson Hole (Wilson, Wyoming) and its team members and fans can be found anywhere there is fresh powder or action sports.

To create its films, TGR partners with top athletes in their respective sport. With the realization that these sports wouldn’t be possible without taking care of the environment, the organization also partners with many sustainability-oriented groups. These include Protect Our Winters, BICEP, 1% for the Planet and the Surfrider Foundation.

 TGR is seeking experienced executive team members to drive business development and partnerships initiatives. Reporting to the Founders and co-CEOs, the Chief Growth Officer and Chief Marketing Officer will play key roles in creating and driving strategies that support TGR’s initiatives and revenue goals. Additionally, they will collaborate with colleagues, external partners and agencies to develop strategies that will drive content partnerships, digital innovation and revenue.

They will work hand-in-glove with the company Founders, Steve and Todd Jones, and the CFO, Brett Hills, who form the TGR Executive Team. Their primary focus is to increase audience engagement and monetize all aspects of the brand including content, brand partnerships, brand experience and lifestyle consumer products.

About Hanold Associates

Hanold Associates is a retained HR executive search firm focused on recruiting Human Resources officers and Diversity & Inclusion leaders. We understand the importance of talent and culture inside an organization and build people-first organizations every day, one leader at a time. Although our client list is diverse, across industries, geographies and business scenarios, culture is at the core of everything we do. We are shaping organizations while changing the landscape of the human capital space through distinctive leadership.

Some of Hanold’s more recent top HR searches include those for Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, the National Football League, Patagonia, REI, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Heinz, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Silicon Valley Bank, T. Rowe Price, Wikimedia, Cargill, CNA Financial, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW and Nike, among others.

Deb Petritsch


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