Passing the baton

Self-awareness, patience key to Swiftwick's shift in day-to-day leadership
Mar 13, 2015 5:56 AM

Swiftwick owner: EC CEO job 'would be such a blast'

A bit of a wild card emerges, says he'd look to 'invent ways to do more'
Feb 19, 2015 2:36 PM

Swiftwick names new president

Former Mattingly Sports VP came to Brentwood company in '13
Oct 21, 2014 10:55 AM

Swiftwick enters medical device market

Brentwood manufacturer developing compression socks to treat poor blood circulation
Jun 9, 2014 6:58 AM

Mark Cleveland on how Hobby Lobby became Hobby Express

In a Q&A with The New York Times, local entrepreneur Mark Cleveland talks about his deal late last year to sell the Hobby Lobby name on his remote control products retailer to the larger chain of arts and crafts stores. Among the interesting details: How Carter Todd turned the tide, what eventually convinced him to seriously think about changing the name on his Brentwood store and how he went about updating the company's web presence.

Q. Knowing what you know now, would you have still bought Hobby Lobby International?
 
A. Yes. I learned more in the last five years about branding and complex business relationships than I learned most of my career. I’d do it again, though my wife might disagree. It consumed so much of my energy.
May 15, 2014 9:05 AM

Developing young leaders

Executive smarts to help you groom talent the right way
Mar 2, 2014 2:19 PM

State program helps Swiftwick score Canadian distribution deal

TNTrade program leads to sock stocking north of the border
Jan 21, 2014 11:22 AM

Swiftwick opens Austin, Denver offices

Six-year-old athletic sock manufacturer Swiftwick is making moves to build a national footprint and has dispatched two of its sales managers to set up regional offices in Austin and Denver. The moves comes after Brentwood-based Swiftwick grew by a third in 2013.

“The Swiftwick brand is already strong in Texas and Colorado, where active lifestyles and the ‘do what moves you’ attitude has roots,” said Mark A. Cleveland, CEO and co-founder of Swiftwick. “Because of our strength in these ultra-cool markets, we’re moving employees and resources there to up the intensity.”

Jan 14, 2014 9:58 AM

Hobby Lobby companies in name sale

No more blurred brand lines between local RC plane retailer, national chain
Dec 11, 2013 7:11 AM

Local entrepreneur buys Hobby-Lobby

After more than five years in charge, Gen Cap sells to Dolphin Club owner, who acquired company's building in '07
Mar 12, 2009 11:51 AM