Welcome to episode 289 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast with Atlantic British Vice President of Business Development and Growth David Newey. We talk about how a guy from Sony Pictures and Krispy Kreme moves on to Valspar, Primaloft, and now Atlantic British. Brought to you this month by Wolfgang Man & Beast.
David’s introduction to the Outdoors
I grew up in the Adirondacks basically. It’s sort of the foothills of the Adirondacks in Saratoga Springs, New York. And as far as an introduction to the outdoors in general, that’s how we grew up, camping, we grew up, dirt biking and off-roading and all kinds of sports in the summer. And then lots of winter sports skiing, ski racing, that kind of thing.
David’s advice for folks wanting to get into the Overlanding business
These are lifestyle businesses, you have to want to eat, sleep and play in this world. I think it benefits those who are authentic. I would look for what makes you want to get out of bed in the morning? What are you passionate about? Because you’re going to be dealing with those people and they’re going to see right through you. So, I would say follow your passions and look for those companies and segments that cater to that and dive right in. I mean, there’s really no better way.
David’s favorite books
Favorite piece of outdoor gear under a hundred dollars
any knife from Columbia River Knife and Tool Company