202. The Pros Closet Founder, Nick Martin, On Where To Get Everything You Need For Your Next Cycling Adventure
Today on the Marni On The Move podcast, I sync up with Nick Martin, former pro cyclist and Founder of The Pros Closet, the ecommerce and shopping destination for all things cycling. The Pro’s Closet Inc. (TPC) is the world’s largest and most trusted brand for pre-owned bikes. TPC purchases new and pre-owned bikes and accessories from manufacturers, retailers, and individuals. Whatever your jam- Road, Mountain, Gravel, Ebike they have it all!
In 2006, Nick Martin was living out of his van, he was a Pro MTB-er, earning $17 a week. He started a shop on eBay, that he used to sell old gear, kits, and really anything for friends, teammates, other cyclists, today it’s a multi-million dollar business. The company continues to grow, as they raised 40 Million in Series B Funding and Nick recently brought on a new CEO, John Levisay, to take the reins, but I’ll let him tell you the story….
During our convo, Nick also shares where his passion for MTB and cycling began, how he went pro, and how is riding has evolved and shifted over the tears. We chat about some of the lessons and ideas he has gleamed while out on the bike that he has brought back to the business, some key turning points in growing The Pros Closet, and how he contues to follow his passion and do what he loves.
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