20DNORTH.COM - 20 DEGREES NORTH
TITLE: 20 Degrees North
SUMMARY: 20 Degrees North exists to organize the pursuit and acquisition of opportunity within the outdoor industry. Our combined knowledge, proven expertise, and inclusive capabilities represent the solid foundation for creating exciting brand and product experiences. This foundation also allows us to work within multiple business and product platforms. It may be a licensed product, private-label opportunity, an acquisition, or a start-up. It may be performance footwear, technical apparel or equipment. It is our nature to innovate within and beyond product, and envision possibilities. Introduce brands and concepts which have established and credible DNA that resonate with the outdoor consumer. In addition, create brand/product experiences which are exciting, focused, functional, and fashionable.
TJ Gray, Founder
Founder and one of two principals of the New England based product design firm, Rocketfish. Clients include: Puma, Quicksilver, Prince, New Balance, DC Shoes, Reebok, Steve & Barry's, Keds, Nike, EMS, Burton, Gravis, Nixon Watches, and Xcel Wetsuits. Before Rocketfish, TJ designed footwear for Nike and Fila. While at Nike, he worked exclusively on running and track and field footwear. His successes include the 97 & 98 Triax Series, the 2000 Olympic track spike, and the Airmax IV. He worked directly with world class sprinters including Marion Jones, Maurice Green, Carl Lewis, and Michael Johnson.