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Eagle Creek Hires Jamie Marchbank as VP of Product and Monica Rigali as Director of Marketing

Eagle Creek is proud to announce the hiring of Jamie Marchbank as Vice President of Product and Monica Rigali as Marketing Director, effective immediately.

Jamie Marchbank

ec-jamie-marchbank-0317An integral part of the management team, Marchbank will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts in developing, managing and driving product design and development, as well as providing leadership and vision for product design, sustainability and innovation activities across the Eagle Creek brand.

Marchbank comes to Eagle Creek with a deep resume, built on experience built in both luggage and the outdoor industry. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Marchbank was most recently VP of Merchandising and Design for Randa Accessories Luggage division, managing product for numerous brands including Timberland, Nautica and Columbia Sportswear. Before that, Marchbank was at Thule, launching the brand into the pack and bag segment, and started his softgoods career leading the US design team at Samsonite.

“We are excited to have Jamie onboard the Eagle Creek team,” said Roger Spatz, President at Eagle Creek. “His experience and strong focus on design innovation and durability will build an even stronger product, and his impressive background in both management and design will benefit the brand and the culture at Eagle Creek.

“To me, Eagle Creek represents the true authenticity of a heritage brand paired with unbelievable quality of product,” said Marchbank. “I’ve followed Eagle Creek throughout my career and have always admired its product innovation as well as its category innovation.  I am very excited to contribute to shaping the future of such an iconic brand.“

Monica Rigali

ec-monica-rigali-headshotAn integral part of the executive management team, Rigali will direct and develop global creative brand platforms, as well as support global marketing roll-outs, build brand awareness that contributes to the growth of Eagle Creek’s business objectives by driving digital, social and other grass-roots initiatives.

Rigali began her career as a journalist in Portland, Oregon, before joining the Brand Communications and Sports Marketing teams at Nike Soccer. After 12 years at Nike, Monica went on to lead Marketing and Communications for FOX Soccer and FOX Soccer Plus before starting her own consulting business. An avid runner, traveler and food explorer, she also enjoys volunteering for Temecula-based Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services, a group home for neglected and abused children.

“We’re thrilled to have Monica join the Eagle Creek team,” said Roger Spatz, President at Eagle Creek. “A solid communicator with a diverse skillset, Monica has held key marketing and management positions and was a major contributor to the growth of the global soccer business at Nike. Her experience developing social media strategies and driving consumer engagement will benefit the brand, and her personality will fit nicely with the culture at Eagle Creek.”

“The Eagle Creek brand is a marketer’s dream: innovative product that inspires discovery, a heritage grounded in adventure travel, and a commitment to giving back to the community,” said Rigali. “I am excited to join the team and cannot wait to add ‘Enthusiastic Creeker’ to my name!”

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