“Jimmy’s incredible comeback during the recent America’s Cup – and most importantly, his character and spirit as an athlete, epitomizes the ZOZI brand,” said TJ Sassani, CEO, ZOZI
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
ZOZI, the leading brand helping people live active lifestyles, today announced that Jimmy Spithill, skipper and helmsman of ORACLE TEAM USA, winners of the 34th America's Cup, has joined ZOZI as the company’s newest ZOZI Guru®, and the latest addition to an inspiring team of hand-selected experts ranging from world class athletes to accomplished celebrity chefs. As a ZOZI Guru, Spithill will partner with the company on strategic branding and marketing initiatives including promotions, sweepstakes, endorsements, and editorial content.
Joining a roster of 13 other legendary athletes and personalities including survival expert Bear Grylls who is also host of NBC’s newest hit show “Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls,” snowboarding icon and creator of “Art of Flight,” Travis Rice, kiteboarding champion Susi Mai, Ironman Champion Chris Lieto, and others, Spithill and the ZOZI Gurus will work to inspire customers to Get Out There™ and live more active lifestyles.
“Jimmy’s incredible comeback during the recent America’s Cup – and most importantly, his character and spirit as an athlete, epitomizes the ZOZI brand,” said TJ Sassani, CEO, ZOZI. “We are thrilled to call him our newest partner, and together we will work to inspire more people to get out there and experience life to the fullest.”
This latest announcement is the newest in a string of milestones this year for the company including the acquisition of TripFlavor and launch of ZOZI Advance, a new SaaS platform for activity merchants that provides a real-time booking, scheduling, payments, and customer relationship management; the addition of Bear Grylls to the ZOZI Guru team as the an Elite ZOZI Guru and lead company spokesperson, and $10 million Series B growth financing.
“I really admire what ZOZI has built and the mission they are sharing with the world,” said Jimmy Spithill. “It’s an honor for me to come onboard with them as we possess the same drive and passion for inspiring others to live more active lifestyles, taking on new challenges, and experiencing life for all that it is.”
ZOZI inspires people to live active lifestyles by connecting them with local activities, getaways, and the gear they need to Get Out There™. On ZOZI, you can discover and book unforgettable experiences that are around the corner or around the world and find the Gear you need for your next adventure. Each experience featured on the site is curated by a team of in-house experts; such as full-moon kayaking, vineyard touring by bike, or surfing and relaxing in a private coastal villa. The ZOZI Guru® team are 14 category leading celebrities led by global phenomenon Bear Grylls, host of NBC’s new summer hit show: “Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls.” ZOZI makes it easy to discover experiences in dozens of cities across the US and Canada or book getaways across all seven continents. ZOZI Advance™ provides a real-time booking, scheduling, payments, and customer relationship management SaaS platform for activity merchants. ZOZI is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York City and Vancouver, Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.zozi.com/info.