Gus Menezes


Multilingual business manager with 10+ years of experience in sales, product marketing and retail development. Extensive experience in the athletic and outdoor industries including an MBA in Sports Business Management.

Highly organized professional pursuing new job opportunities. Currently working in real estate finance as Mortgage Banker in San Diego, CA with four active state licenses.
I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and started working in the sporting goods industry in 2003. Over the years, my experience grew from Product Line Manager in South America to Retail Marketing & Sales in the US to International Business Development overseeing distributors operations in Latin America and Asia.

My main contributions to global brands have been in expanding international product distribution and building marketing strategies. However, what inspires me the most is understanding consumers, their needs, desires and what drives them to make product choices.

I have managed operations in the US, Latin America and Asia for major sport brands such as Mizuno, IRONMAN and Brooks Running contributing to a stronger brand positioning and market share among a variety of cultures, languages and consumer trends.

As a life long athlete, I'm passionate about sports, living a healthy lifestyle and sharing the ability to influence people in a positive way.

Skilled in Marketing, International Sales, Financial Analysis, Business Development, Product Development, Retail Merchandising, Project Management, Team Leadership, Foreign Languages.