Lifeboat Events is slimming down its management team, with communications director Christopher Zigmont leaving the company. Lifeboat organises the annual trade events PressCamp for journalists and DealerCamp for IBDs.
Lifeboat Events president, Lance Camisasca said: “After completing its third year Lifeboat Events finds itself with an imbalance in veteran management level employees, and the capital to reinvest into the brands moving forward, hence a full-time communications position led by an experienced business partner cannot be afforded.
Camisasca added: "Although Chris’ creativity, energy and passion will be missed, we are confident in our ability to meet the needs of the industry moving forward."
Zigmont said: “It was fun while it lasted. I am extremely proud of the events we created on my watch. I support Lance and the team in their efforts to continue, meanwhile it is time for me to open my next chapter.”
Zigmont is a 22 year veteran of the bicycle business, having started in cycle retail and then working for Specialized.
He spent ten years at Mavic, worked on watts with PowerTap, and was also the CEO of tool and lube maker Pedro’s.