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David Abeles

David Abeles

Chief Executive Officer and President
TaylorMade adidas

TaylorMade adidas

David Abeles, President and CEO of TaylorMade Golf Company, a global-leading manufacturer of golf equipment, apparel and footwear, oversees all business units for the TaylorMade, Adams, adidas Golf and Ashworth brands. A 12-year veteran of TaylorMade Golf Company, Abeles rejoined the organization in February 2015 as President of TaylorMade and Adams before assuming the position of CEO in March 2015.

Abeles began his career with TaylorMade in 1995 as the Northeast Regional Strategic Accounts Manager over the metropolitan section. After relocating to the Carlsbad, California based corporate headquarters in 1998, Abeles served as the Director of Sales overseeing the North and South American business operations for the TaylorMade brand. After two years of executive experience, Abeles moved to Hong Kong as the General Manager for the Asia Pacific region.

Returning to the U.S. in 2001, Abeles joined the Acushnet Company as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for the Cobra Golf division. During his tenure at Acushnet, Abeles was integral in the resurgence of the Cobra Golf brand.

In late 2007, Abeles returned to TaylorMade Golf Company as Executive Vice President and General Manager. He was responsible for the commercial functions of the organization inclusive of the TaylorMade, adidas Golf and Ashworth brands.

In 2012, Abeles took the position of CEO at Competitor Group Inc., a San Diego-based global services, media and event entertainment company dedicated to the active lifestyle industry. During his tenure he oversaw the popular Rock-n-Roll marathon, the online registration platform raceit.com plus media and digital properties that include Velo, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Abeles’ love of golf began at an early age. Abeles, along with his wife and three sons reside in San Diego, California.

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