THG Sports CEO Jon Stromberg: Sales Manager Retires After a Decade of Success
Ten years ago Greg Piers walked into THG Sports’ San Francisco office with a resume and a desire to succeed. Over the years he’s been a great asset to the THG Sports sales division rising from a Sales Executive to National Sales Manager. Greg’s career advancement included periods in both the San Francisco and Montreal offices before settling in San Diego. His drive and passion has been an inspiration for all THG Sports team members.
This past week, Piers retired from his position but will continue working as a consultant for THG Sports.
“At THG Sports and Marcus Evans we like to think of our team members as family. While we are sad to see Greg depart on a full time basis we wish him all the best and look forward to working with him as a consultant,” says THG Sports CEO Jon Stromberg.
Many describe Piers as “tenacious” and “dedicated” and often go to him for advice. He has been a valuable team member for the last decade.
“I have been fortunate enough to meet a lot of different people during that time, some who will remain my friends for the rest of my life,” Piers writes.
Colleagues at THG Sports’ San Diego office presented Piers with a framed poem during a retirement party this week:
Celebrate with us and Greg Piers,
As we say cheers together, over a few beers,
It’s a bittersweet occasion, but we won’t shed no tears…
It’s time for Papa Smurf to say goodbye to his peers…
Who worked so hard over the years,
And has decided to take the time to switch gears,
He’s heading on outta here but don’t show your fears,
He loves all his friends…even those who hunt deers…
Greg is someone who has hair in his ears,
A true friend of ours we’ll always keep nears,
Loves hockey and golf and doesn’t shop at Sears,
Has plenty of time to trim his hedges with razor sharp shears,
He’s not a quitter, although it appears,
To company policies he always adheres,
But has decided to leave us and spend time with his dears..
He’s joining the land of retired pioneers…
Greg is not to be confused with Britney Spears,
Though the ladies will love him flashing porcelain veneers,
He’ll be eating his bagels covered with smears…
Let’s hope he doesn’t become senile and walk around with bunny ears,
He’s certainly subject to our ridicule and jeers,
Will he be getting man-boobs and needing brassieres?
Or have plenty of time to go get pap smears?
Maybe he’ll become a dirty old man who enjoys giving leers
Though Greg may become older like Santa and need some reindeers,
Don’t mess with him or he’ll kick you in the rears,
Let’s wish him well with these quaint souvenirs,
And we’ll continually hope that he soon reappears,
Until our paths cross again, we’ll miss you Greg Piers!!