PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comoto Holdings today announced that Matt Kull, current interim CEO of RevZilla, will become the CEO of Comoto Holdings. In this capacity, Kull will serve as head of RevZilla and Cycle Gear.
Kull assumed the role of acting CEO of RevZilla in December 2016, moving from his previous position as COO, where he led the company’s day-to-day operations across departments. He is a co-founder of RevZilla and has been an important driver of the tremendous growth the company has enjoyed over the last 10 years going from startup to industry leader.
“After a thorough view of the landscape, we are more convinced than ever that Matt is the right person to lead both Cycle Gear and RevZilla into their next phases. His involvement as a founder of a business that innovated the e-com moto space since day one and his intimate role in building an award-winning culture and customer service organization will help us continue both Cycle Gear and RevZilla’s growth. I’m excited to continue to work with him in this permanent capacity,” said Joe Fortunato, Executive Chairman of Comoto Holdings.
As CEO, Kull will oversee both RevZilla and Cycle Gear, two national leaders in the motorcycle enthusiast vertical. RevZilla and Cycle Gear are both subsidiaries of Comoto Holdings, the leading omni-channel retail group focused on apparel, parts, and accessories for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts.
Said Dan Nelson, President and COO of Cycle Gear, “I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Matt. Over the past year and a half I’ve experienced the benefit to Cycle Gear of having Matt’s insights. His experience and leadership in our space has brought fresh perspectives and a clear focus on continually innovating for the benefit of our customers. I look forward to working with him even more in the future.”
“The teams at RevZilla and Cycle Gear continue to outpace projections and delight our customers. It is a tremendous honor to lead these businesses and I am excited to work with both collective management teams to innovate and continue to improve our customer experience,” said Kull.
RevZilla and Cycle Gear will continue to operate as independent sister companies with headquarters in Philadelphia, PA and Benicia, CA, respectively. RevZilla was recently ranked #18 on Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Retail, just behind Nordstrom and Patagonia. Cycle Gear opened 8 stores in the last year and has plans to grow its store count significantly again in 2018.
About Comoto Holdings
Formed in 2016, Comoto Holdings, Inc. is a platform dedicated to advancing the experience of motorcycle enthusiasts across North America. Comoto’s brands, RevZilla and Cycle Gear, deliver premium and exclusive products, dedicated expertise, an enthusiast community, and customer support to moto consumers through best-in- class ecommerce and retail experiences.
With an award-winning customer experience powered by proprietary technology and media, RevZilla.com is the premier online destination for the modern motorcyclist. RevZilla was founded in 2007 by Anthony Bucci, Nick Auger and Matthew Kull when they recognized that their complementary skills in internet technology and marketing could yield new ways to serve the motorcycle market. RevZilla is also known for its internal culture, receiving multiple recognitions including a 44th place listing on the Fortune 100 Best Medium-Size Workplaces. For more information, visit www.revzilla.com.
About Cycle Gear
Founded in 1974, Cycle Gear is an omni-channel national retailer dedicated to motorsports riders and enthusiasts. The company operates 130 stores in 35 states, has a significant and growing online business, and a growing portfolio of private label brands across many different categories. Cycle Gear is known for a differentiated store experience, with retail locations designed for and staffed by motorcycle enthusiasts, and is highly engaged with its customer base, sponsoring more than 1,000 bike nights and over 150 events and community rides annually. Cycle Gear is headquartered in Benicia, California. For more information, visit www.cyclegear.com.