Paul Hinson

Paul Hinson

Experienced Fitness, Sporting Goods Industry Sales Representative and Account Manager.
Location: Tampa FL
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As an Independent Rep, I am currently representing Proviz Sports, Salming, ThinkSport LLC, FitSok and StringRay Sunglasses.

Working in the health industry has been my passion for over 18 years. It has been in fields ranging from Personal Coaching, Retail and Commercial Sales, to my last venture in managing the Southeast Territory in Direct Sporting Good Retailers and Commercial Health Club Settings for the past 8 years with Polar Electro, Inc.
As a Consumer Electronics / Sporting Goods professional I have 8+ years of exceeding volume and profit goals with National Retailors, Military (AAFES/NEXCOM), FIT 2 Run. Skilled at exceeding performance targets in both Local Markets and National Accounts and successfully grew profitable volume and shares in the largest National Retailers covering Florida, Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Military.
Have experience in overseeing, supervising and handling over 80 individual accounts, 200+ doors, within the territory. Efficient in overlooking small scale accounts ($5,000 total sales per year) to large scale accounts ($750,000 total sales per year). Created in-store Guru programs and established training/education tools for the company used by retails partners nationwide. Expanded the sale region from $650,000 to a $1.8mil territory.

Excel in collaborating cross functionally with Supply Chain, Marketing, Finance, Forecasting, Category Management and Trade Planning to develop profitable and sales driving programs for the accounts and company.
Comfortable in working in either large or small company (fewer resources) environments. My skill sets are transferable.
Sales presentations,
Sales training,
New Account Prospecting,
Brand Awareness,
Developing Account Partnerships,
Consumer Packaged Goods / Consumer Electronics,
Health and Fitness Retail / Sporting Goods,
Sales Management,
International Account Management,
Trade Relationship Development and Presentations,
Team Leader,
People Management,
Cross functional team selling,
New Market Expansion,
Portfolio Selling,
Category Management,
Fact Based Selling.

Work Experience



Interests & Groups

  • Fitness and Health
  • Being Outdoors
  • On the water
  • attending Fitness and Running Events.
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paint-balling
  • Paddle-boarding
  • no groups

Education History





Talent Acquisiton Professional  
National Sales Manager  
Marketing | Visuals | Branding  
Global Mktg/Social Media/PR/Brand Building  
Business Development Manager - Outdoor & Bike  
Regional Sales Manager, West  
Founder & CEO at Rad Season  


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