René Gorissen worked at Sportarena for many years before switching to SportScheck four years ago where he has been responsible for the management of several categories. Currently, he is Category Manager for Sport Performance Men and Women. He and his team are responsible for fitness/training, running, football as well as kids and streetwear/sneakers, following the new corporate strategy "Focus, Shape, and Connect." René is also involved with trending product ranges as well as all other customer-relevant components such as POS, marketing, events, processes, etc. The father of two is an avid sportsman enjoying fitness, functional training, hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, and ski touring. Last September, René Gorissen finished his sixth marathon.
"Sport is driven by emotions, its infinite power of innovation, and the athlete's never-ending quest for personal improvement. SportScheck, as a major multi-channel retailer, always strives to generate impulse and provide its customers with the latest innovations. The ISPO Award is certainly one of the reasons why product developers remain motivated to develop new products and refine existing ones. Being able to judge exactly this power of innovation is the reason why I am truly looking forward to the jury meeting."