Boston-based premium sports brand ’47 has hired John Rabik as national accounts manager, lifestyle. Rabik will lead efforts to grow ’47’s lifestyle accounts and increase brand awareness nationally and internationally.
Prior to this, Rabik was the East Coast sales manager at the sales agency Money Ruins Everything where he handled emerging streetwear brands such as Hall of Fame, SSUR, Ethika, Gourmet Footwear and Pro Standard. He’s also served as a sales representative at Killer Distribution and a market development representative at Reebok International. He’s also worked for Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. as the director of National Hockey League operations.
“John will be an incredible resource for the brand as we deepen our presence in the lifestyle market,” said ’47 co-owner Steven D’Angelo, who’s father Arthur D’Angelo founded the business with his twin brother Henry in 1947. “John’s well-rounded experience complements the future trajectory of ’47 and we’re confident we will expand our national retail footprint in the category with him at the helm.”
’47, which was founded in 1947, works with the National Football League, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association and more than 900 collegiate programs on licensed apparel and accessories. It recently secured the Major League Baseball international license and promoted that with a collection of apparel and accessories designed by six graffiti artists from around the world.