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BUILDING A LIFESTYLE / BRAND - Local Hooker is building a major brand revolving around the $45bb recreation fishing lifestyle.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Lifestyle
  • Location West Warwick, RI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2006
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Fishing in the USA is bigger than GOLF & TENNIS combined! There are >40MM anglers who spend >$40BB a year. Fishing is a LIFESTYLE. Broken down; Freshwater, saltwater and Great Lakes. College fishing is the #1 GROWTH sport on college campus today! I am building a BRAND around the LIFESTYLE. With an IGFA OFF-SHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, a new RI STATE RECORD, a senior at Indiana U (IU) fishing & winning tournaments, I'm well on my way!


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    Bob Jenkins
    VP Sales

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    Bob Jenkins
    Chairman & CEO

    I’m a serial entrepreneur with boundless energy! Very much a self-starter with a passion to over-achieve and succeed. I started a high end MADE-IN-THE-USA BRAND called: LOCAL HOOKER RODS; “NEVER COMPROMISE, WE DON'T”. I started it because I was tired of the junk coming in from overseas labeled as "Premium" equipment.

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    Ken Sommer
    CFO (B2B CFO)

    Ken has 30 years of experience in Financial, Operational and Executive Management roles. The majority of his corporate career was spent at two multinationals in the Financial Services sector. He was at Citibank for eighteen years, where he worked both in the US and international businesses, serving as a regional CFO in Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Operations and Technology division at Corporate Headquarters. Ken joined Visa International a

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    Tim Brown
    Sales Manager - Florida

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    Mike Giacobbie
    VP Engineering/Rod Design

    Mike has won several prestigious awards over his 35 year career as a custom rod-builder. His background and expertise has brought Local Hooker to WIN the ("Superbowl of Sportfishing") 2011 IGFA OFF-SHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, break the RI STATE RECORD for a swordfish, and numerous other accolades....

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    Kate Sturgis

    Marketing, corporate communications and investor relations professional skilled at developing strategic marketing and communications programs to build brand awareness and enhance corporate reputation, launch products and build sponsorship with stakeholders. Experienced in consumer products, financial services and medical devices.
    Marketing communications, external and internal communications, media and investor relations, media and


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    Chris Brody; Clark & Brody, Ernest Humphreys; Cameron & Mittleman LLP
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    James Hickey; CPA

Previous Investors

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    Self & family, Bank-Five, RIEDC (Rhode Island Economic Development Corp)