“Karhu has grown on its own merits, not by chasing trends of minimalism or maximalism, but by being solely focused on forward efficiency,” Kinley said. “As a running specialist, I have seen firsthand that Karhu delivers a distinct point of difference, allowing customers at all levels to find a more efficient ride.”
Huub Valkenburg, Karhu CEO, says Kinley is a proven sales manager who will advance the company’s Karhu brand.
“Jordan has a successful record in the running sport and in the running industry. With that dynamic, he is positioned to have tremendous impact on growth and sustainability for the Karhu brand,” Valkenburg said. “I am highly confident we’ll see a high level of innovation and revenue growth under his leadership.”
Meagan Nedlo will continue her role as Run Sales Manager, supporting all demand-creation efforts for the Karhu brand and managing run sales for CRAFT.
Move Forward with Karhu:
Karhu, Finnish for bear, is Finland’s legendary running brand. Founded in 1916, the company’s shoes set the standard for efficiency—the hallmark of Finnish design principle and an integral component of performance. Karhu shoes and apparel are sold globally by running and outdoor specialty retailers. The company is owned by Karhu Holding, B.V.