As sports jersey rental startup Rep the Squad winds down operations, its founder and CEO is on to a new role.
Brian Watkins has joined Bulletproof 360, the maker of Bulletproof Coffee, as its vice president of e-commerce. Bulletproof creates a number of products aimed at improving human performance, including various supplements and food products.
“My role at Bulletproof 360 is overseeing all eCommerce channels and operations including Acquisition and Retention, Bulletproof.com, and Marketplaces including our relationship with Amazon,” Watkins told GeekWire in an email.
He said he will remain engaged in Rep the Squad’s operations as the company closes. When the closure was announced in June, Watkins told GeekWire the company couldn’t secure additional funding to keep the service going.
“We are in the process of shutting down by the end of December. Until then, slinging and selling as many jerseys as possible,” Watkins said in the email. “We have about 1,000 left from top professional teams in Seattle, Bay Area, Los Angles, Denver, and Detroit.”
Fortier was most recently a CTO in residence at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) where he helped launch a company working in the speech synthesis space. He is also the co-founder and former CTO of MassRoots, a social network for cannabis consumers that went public in 2014.
“Stew is a rare combination of smart, practical, and high-character. He’s also a really fun guy and a perfect fit for Banzai’s culture,” Banzai CEO and co-founder Joe Davy said in a press release. “Stew will lead our technology team as we expand our products to help professionals connect with new ideas through better B2B events.”
Singer previously held CMO roles at nutrition company Habit, music app maker Smule and the world’s largest genealogy company, Ancestry.com.
“Remitly’s customers are unbelievably inspiring and the impact that Remitly has on their lives is astounding,” Singer said in a press release. The company’s digital money transfer system lets users send money to countries around the world and is often used by immigrants in the U.S. and other developed countries.
“I am excited to help Remitly realize its vision as we expand the business across the globe as well as look to other financial services we can offer to customers,” Singer said.