Former Sales Manager of Barker and Crockett & Jones (Barker Footwear), Gary Gilder, has been appointed as the new Sales and Development Manager for Olympic International Footwear (Jordan & Co).
Born in Harare and raised in Durban Gilder holds a Diploma in Business Managament from the Natal Technikon. “I have seven years’ experience in my industry. What I’ve come to enjoy the most is being able to assist and develop ranges for the market, as well develop sales and marketing strategies. I’m always looking for new challenges.” Gilder adds that the economy has had a major impact on the retail industry. “The current economic climate forces you to offer the best value for money and be on top of your game all the time. I hope to become a knowledgeable asset to the company.”
Gilder sites his greatest achievement as playing cricket for South Africa. As a left arm fast bowler and right hand batsman, he took 8 of 22 during his career.
On how his balances work and family, he light-heartedly replies: “Easy – 16:40 is home time, time for family.”