MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2004
Golf Galaxy, Inc., the interactive golf superstore offering Everything for the Game(TM), today announced that Richard C. Nordvold has joined the company as its chief financial officer. Nordvold's primary responsibility is to provide financial guidance and oversight as Golf Galaxy continues to implement the most aggressive growth strategy in the golf galaxy company's eight-year history.
"We are very pleased that Rick has joined our company," said Randy Zanatta, president and CEO of Golf Galaxy. "Rick is an experienced financial executive in the retail industry, and he will bring Golf Galaxy the solid strategic leadership capabilities we need to fulfill our aggressive growth plans."
Nordvold has more than 11 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, strategic planning, and corporate development. Prior to joining Golf Galaxy, he led the Corporate Finance team at Best Buy Co., Inc., where he was responsible for Best Buy's capital markets activities and corporate development initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions, venture investments, and other major strategic initiatives. Additionally, Nordvold brings more than six years of public accounting experience from Arthur Andersen. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Golf Galaxy, a privately held multi-channel retailer based in Minneapolis, owns and operates a growing chain of 27 golf specialty stores in golf galaxy 13 states and an innovative online store. The company's Everything for the Game merchandising strategy offers customers a comprehensive selection of competitively priced brand name golf equipment, accessories and apparel. In addition, Golf Galaxy prides itself on its extensive in-store services, including on-site club repair and club fitting, as well as golf instruction by on-staff certified PGA and LPGA professionals who use digital video swing-capture technology and the latest state-of-the-art ball launch monitor technology. Golfgalaxy.com replicates this retail store environment through comprehensive sight, sound and motion elements to provide an exciting and interactive online customer experience. For more information on Golf Galaxy, visit www.golfgalaxy.com.
Editor's Note: Randy Zanatta and Rick Nordvold are both available for interviews. To arrange an interview, please contact Patty Gibbs at Patty Gibbs & Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-653-7302.
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