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KVZ Sports

KVZ is about returning jobs to America by smart use of technology, intelligent sourcing and generating a buzz around our brands.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Sports
  • Location Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website kvzsports.com

Company Summary

KVZ Sports is a fully integrated design and manufacturing company based in Phoenix focusing on the action and outdoor sports industry. We have a number of unique approaches and technologies which give us a competitive advantage to reduce labor costs and increase production speeds. This means we can lower minimums with very short lead times. Our customers can now source product in the US which is better quality and they can be re-stocked rapidly.

Team

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    Cynthia Marie Valenzuela
    Founder

    Cynthia has extensive experience in the customer service industry and action sports environment. She has a communications degree from Arizona State University and is currently studying aspects of computer aided design. She has a thorough understanding of the production sewing environment and digital fabrication techniques. She is a twice winner of the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative and keen snowboarder!

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    Matthew Boyd
    Co-founder

    Matthew is a successful small business owner and co-founder of KVZ Sports. He has several degrees including an MBA (finance) and a comprehensive knowledge of digital fabrication techniques. Matthew has focused on building customer relationships and bringing a number of new products into the KVZ range. He is an experienced snowboarder and a believer in the competitive advantages of US based manufacturing.

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    Lynn Whitman
    Adviser/Mentor

    Lynn has 25 years of senior management experience in some of the largest companies in the US. She has expertise in retail, marketing, finance and credit industries. Lynn spent many years running a consortium of marketing companies, across the US. She is an Accredited Executive Associate of the Institute for Independent Business.

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    Gordon McConell
    Adviser/Mentor

    Leads the ASU unit that works with high potential startups, both internal and external early stage companies. Reporting lines includes the Edson Student Startup Accelerator, Rapid Startup School for grads/postdocs. Head of new venture creation in America's largest University, based in ASU SkySong, the Innovation Center for Arizona State University. Gordon works closely with KVZ on business design, direction and capital raising efforts as well as

Advisors

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    Michael Hool - Hool Law Group
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Mary Rose
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed