Nate Giska

Nate Giska

Director of Sales
Currently: Independent Sales Representative at CompanyBE
Location: Denver CO
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I grew up riding tow ropes at Perfect North Slopes in Indiana and hanging around the local skateshop, Blacklist. At age 16, I started my own t-shirt company and made thousands of dollars selling t-shirts out of my locker. In 2006, I obtained an academic scholarship to attend the University of Northern Colorado. I moved to Greeley, Colorado to further pursue my love for snowboarding and the industry it created. After quickly finding a lack of community for the snow lovers like myself, I founded the Ski & Snowboard Club at UNC. After quickly becoming the largest club on campus, I found myself managing multiple individuals and over a $10,000 budget.

In 2009 (Junior Year at UNC), I opened the Colorado Flagship location of Blacklist, serving the local snowboard and skateboard community. 100% owned and operated by myself and a few key employees, who have now gone until to large roles with Skullcandy and Burton Snowboards. I grew the store to quickly become profitable and serve as a regional powerhouse, collaborating with brands like HUF, Vans and New Era. (I finished school in 2010 with a 3.0 GPA, by the way). After operating for 5 years, I successfully sold the store to a Greeley local and the store operates under a new name today.

After working events for various brands on the side, I took an Outside Sales position with a software company called, companyBE. Last Summer, I visited over 150 stores nationwide to help the core of our industry become more efficient and ultimately more profitable. I closed some deals while I was at it. Most recently, I joined forces with Snowboard brand, United Shapes, as the US Director of Sales.

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Interests & Groups

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INTERESTS
  • Skateboarding
  • snowboarding
  • music
  • photography
  • travel
SPORTS
  • no sports
GROUPS
  • no groups

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PEOPLE 13

Owner, Malakye.com  
Market Development Manager, NorCal  
Marketing | Branding | Analytics  
Marketing/Sales/Product Development  
Business Development Manager - Outdoor & Bike  
Business Development - Surf, Skate & Snow  
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Inside Sales and Marketing  
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COMPANIES 2

Malakye.com
Breckenridge Ski Enterprises Inc.