Work History

Work History

Graphic Artist

  • Creation of baseball, football and hockey trading cards (MLB, NFL, NHL)

Production Artist

Graphic Artist

Richardson Design

  • Creation of print magazine ads for local businesses
  • Creation and implementation of Fortune Brands new corporate logo and identity
2003 - Present

Founder/Owner

RocketHog Racing
  • Dash & Dine 5k Series (six-race series)
  • Handled all aspects of race organization: race director, consulting, sponsorships, advertising, marketing, logistics and staffing
  • Sold race series (2009)

Prior events include:

  • Rock 'n' Roll Denver (2011)
  • Oktoberfest Denver (Staff, 2011)
  • Lori Fitzgerald Pre-State Cross Country Invitational (Finish Crew/Timing, 2011)
  • Heart & Sole Half Marathon/10k (Race Consultant, 2011)
  • Boulder Distance Carnival (Course Director, 2011)
  • BolderBOULDER (Aid Station Supervisor, 2007-Present)
  • Title 9k Mother’s Day Race (Course Director, 2007-Present)
  • Denver Half Marathon (Volunteer Coordinator, 2010)
  • Heart & Sole Half Marathon/10k (Course Director, 2010)
  • SportAccord, Denver (Security Volunteer, 2009)
  • SkirtChaser 5K series (Original Race Consultant, 2008)
  • USA Cross Country Championships and World Cross Country Team Trials (Local Organizing Committee, Sponsor & Expo Coordinator, Course Management; 2007)
  • Boulder Backroads Half Marathon & Marathon (Marathon Course Director, 2002-2006)
  • Eldorado Springs Cure (Race Director, 2006)
  • Lydiard Foundation Kickoff Tour (Organizer - Boulder, CO; 2006)
  • NYC Marathon (Elite Athlete Volunteer, 1999)
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Transition Captain

Ironman
  • Boulder Tri Series (Sprint, Olympic, Half IM, IronKids)
  • Race and expo setup and teardown
  • Building of swim area start, swim to bike transition, transition area, finish line area (signage, fencing, barricades, bike racks, finish line truss)
  • Organization of all race product and supplies at warehouse, event site and race course
  • In charge of recruiting and communicating with volunteers
  • Onsite management during event weekend
  • Hired four-person staff for Front Gate Team (traffic control, athlete direction and safety, crowd/spectator control)
  • Designed traffic control plan for entry and exit for each event 
Aug 2011 - Aug 2011

Finish Crew and Traveling Entourage, Box Truck Driver

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
  • Inaugural Race (7 days, 518 miles, 135 professional cyclists, worldwide TV coverage)
  • Setup and teardown of finish area, finish area structures, expo area structures
  • Building of portable race structures (start and finish line edifices, a ramped stage for individual time trial starts, main stage for awards ceremonies, entertainment stage, final meter signs before finish line, custom grand entrances)
  • Barricades and signage for final 300 meters of each stage and 100 meters after finish line
  • Box truck driver (traveling entourage)
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Logistics / Warehouse / Overseas Races (Military) / Aid Station Supervisor

BolderBOULDER
  • 50,000+ participants
  • Worked on numerous projects for six months (Sept-Feb) for the new start area and course change for the 2011 BolderBOULDER
  • Met one-on-one with over 250 business owners talking about the course change and building community relationships
  • Measured and mapped out entire new start area, surrounding areas and course changes for race logistics (1.25 miles)
  • Met and talked with homeowners, and businesses, along the course for all mile/kilometer towers, porta-john placements and aid station locations
  • Worked with WaterMonster™ to implement a new water distribution system to the race
  • In charge of stateside logistics, working with the Air Force and Department of Defense, for the BolderBOULDER Overseas Race(s) at eight military bases around the world
  • Worked with TV sponsor (7News, Denver) for their story about the BolderBOULDER Overseas Race
  • Worked on logistics for all aspects of the event (pre/post event, race day, expos, race store)
  • Inventoried and reorganized race warehouse
  • Created new database, complete with product details and photos, of race warehouse
  • Sustainability: reclamation of all old race banners; recycling program at race HQ
  • Responsible for all International Team Challenge country flags, Medal of Honor stage flags
  • In charge of 90+ volunteers for Aid Station #3
  • Created maps for my volunteers: directions, parking, aid station layout
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Course Director

Heart & Sole Half Marathon/10k
  • "Best Half Marathon” (Colorado Runner magazine, 2010)
  • Helped increase race participation 325% from previous year
  • Hiring of staff, medical, police
  • Buying/renting/logistics/schedules of all race equipment and supplies
  • Designed new signage for race course
  • Designed new course maps
  • Designed detailed course map for City and Police for all course equipment, locations, volunteers, hours
Mar 2010 - Jun 2010

Logistics

BolderBOULDER
  • "America's All-Time Best 10k" (Runner's World magazine)
  • Worked directly with the Logistics Manager to streamline and enhance all logistical aspects of the race (50,000+ participants)
  • Updated and redesigned several race manuals creating a more professional look
  • Reorganized and streamlined the race warehouse which reduced overhead expenses, increased savings, enhanced productivity and increased retail apparel and product distribution
  • Worked with race sponsors, exhibitors, local businesses and the University of Colorado (Folsom Field) to reduce waste and increased our recycling efforts
  • Instrumental in helping secure locations at military bases for the Overseas BolderBOULDER (soldiers competing on the same morning of the BolderBOULDER)
Sep 2008 - Nov 2009

Retail Fit Expert

http://www.RoadRunnerSports.com
  • Responsible for all aspects relating to customer service
  • Demonstrated sales expertise and superior product and industry knowledge
  • Identify and service customer needs through active listening, conversation development, and up-selling the benefits of product and club memberships
2003 - 2008

Manager, Footwear Buyer

Fleet Feet Sports
  • Responsible for operations, staff training, and marketing of store and events
  • Helped create yearly double-digit footwear sales increase (10-13%)
  • Wrote shoe reviews for industry publication Inside Triathlon magazine
  • Executed all aspects of footwear purchasing, sales tracking and trends
  • Implemented the Personal Fit Process, a gait analysis procedure and customer-service philosophy
  • Improved customer, community, and vendor relationships
  • Created booth design, logistics, staffing and product sales at triathlon and running expo’s
  • Organized and implemented in-store events and presentations
2002 - 2004

Founder and Chief Evangelist

BoulderRunning.com
  • Created an interactive running website and resource for the Boulder area running community
  • Generated articles, maps, photo galleries, event calendar, training information, and gear reviews
  • Organizer of “An Evening with Bill Rodgers” dinner, presentation and autograph session
  • Sold business (2004)
2000 - 2002

Sales Representative and Personal Coach

Lifesports, Inc.
  • Responsible for daily operations, primarily management and sales and marketing of a multisport business (Tri-Speed Multisport)
  • Increased sales by 800% and client base by 200%
  • Created all printed materials, advertisements and logos
  • Planned local and national trade show expos
  • Certified Triathlon Academy coach (triathlon and running)
  • Planned, as well as presented at, local and national one and two-day triathlon clinics
  • Produced co-branded sales and marketing collateral, managing floor operations and networking activities at national trade shows
  • Marathon training group coach and track coach
  • Featured runner in the Runervals 3.0 (Cheetah Fast) treadmill workout video
  • Lifesports businesses: Tri-Speed Multisport, Spinverals Cycling, Runervals, Triathlon Academy)
1997 - 2000

Senior Production Artist

Ventiv Health Communications
  • Responsible for layout of newsletters, pamphlets, and printed pieces
  • Production work on interactive CD, Audio/Visual, and Audio Cassette packaging
  • Worked with designers for slide presentations and posters
  • Accountable for preparing documents for output according to design specifications and working with printers for final printed pieces
1996 - 1997

Manager of Electronic Print Production

Context, Inc.
  • Managed and produced electronic mechanicals, typography, charts, and Annual Reports for several large, key clients including Avon, Playtex and Finlandia
  • Managed and oversaw projects produced by designers and freelance staff for quality, accuracy, and print-supplier standards
  • Responsible for computer purchasing, electronic archiving and hiring of computer maintenance personnel
  • Acted as liaison with printer on proofs, imposition layout, color corrections, and bluelines
  • Assisted art director with on-press changes, design interpretation and implementation of design projects
1991 - 1995

Graphic Artist

Fortune 500 company

1989 - 1991

Department Manager

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com
  • Responsible for one-half of a 50,000 sq. ft. store
  • Managed 10-15 staff and creating weekly schedules
  • Responsible for store appearance, merchandising, daily inventory counts, sales quotas, product feedback, warehouse inventory
  • Weekly meetings with store manager and regional manager to track sales of department
  • Department rotation every 6 months which provided a broad understanding of the importance of finance and operations to a successful retail company
1986 - 1989

Department Manager

http://wwww.lordandtaylor.com
  • Hired as part-time employee
  • Promoted to Christmas Shop manager within two months
  • Responsible for implementing corporate Christmas Shop expectations and sales expectations
  • Worked in conjunction with Christmas Shop buyers and visual merchandisers in New York City
  • Assistant Manager of Men’s Department, created merchandising displays, sales goals
  • Department Manager of Home Furnishings, responsible for staffing, merchandising, sales and inventory management
  • Responsible for exceptional customer service

Education

Education
1982 - 1986

B.F.A. Communication Graphics

Edinboro University

Minor: Photography

Member of Track team and nationally ranked Cross Country team.

Skills

Skills

Running Shoe Reviews

THE SHOE SAVANT   "Greg Cunningham knows running shoes. He spends his days knee-deep in shoes doing gait analysis and studying footwear as the shoe buyer at Fleet Feet Sports in Boulder, Colorado. A runner for more than 25 years, Greg puts on races, has worked for a former pro triathlete, has put on local and national triathlon camps and clinics, is heavily involved in the run/tri market and contributes quarterly shoe reviews to InsideTri.com." - Inside Triathlon magazine  

Gait Analysis

Fleet Feet Sports Personal F.I.T. Process   We have always paid special attention to each customer's needs to fit the right shoe - it's what we do best! The Personal F.I.T. (Fit Intensive Training) Process helps us do just that. Using our innovative Personal F.I.T. Process Fleet Feet team members guide runners and walkers through an extensive fitting process that ensures a proper fit.  

Desktop Publishing

I have worked as a desktop publisher with companies as small as studio shops to Fortune 500 corporations. I am proficient in Quark Xpress, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.  

Interest

  • Photography
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Running footwear