Carlsbad, Calif. (February 24, 2020) – TaylorMade Golf Company welcomes new Chief Financial Officer Rick Paschal to its executive team. Paschal is responsible for all finance, accounting, treasury and information technology operations. As a senior member of the executive team Paschal reports directly to CEO David Abeles.
Rick Paschal, CFO, TaylorMade Golf
For years I have regarded TaylorMade as a high-performance brand and company. It’s about helping golfers achieve the best version of themselves, whether they’re a pro or an amateur. It’s an aspirational brand in every sense,” says Paschal. “I’ve spent my entire career working with aspirational brands. Brands that both inspire and elevate – TaylorMade undoubtedly fits that mold.
—Rick Paschal, CFO, TaylorMade Golf
Paschal has more than 20 years of extensive global business and finance experience, with both publicly held and privately-owned companies. Prior to TaylorMade, he spent three years as CFO and Treasurer for Varsity Brands, a $2 billion private equity owned business and the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition.
Prior to Varsity Brands, Paschal served more than seven years at Coach (NYSE:TPR) in a number of executive financial and operating roles, most notably involved in developing Coach’s international portfolio. Prior to Coach, Paschal held executive financial, business development and strategy roles with a number of global market leaders, including Nestlé, Godiva, Pillsbury and Häagen-Dazs. He has lived across the globe including North America, Europe and Asia.
We are very excited to have Rick join our talented group here at Team TaylorMade. His depth of knowledge and experience make him an immediate asset as we grow the TaylorMade brand around the world. Furthermore, he has great passion for the game and is dedicated to expanding both the reach of our brand and the game of golf overall.
—David Abeles, CEO, TaylorMade Golf
Paschal holds a B.S. Commerce degree from the McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA from the Darden School of Business, both at the University of Virginia. He relocated to Carlsbad from Dallas, TX with his wife Lura.
About TaylorMade Golf Company
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade Golf is a leading manufacturer of high performance golf equipment with industry-leading innovative products like SIM metalwoods, SIM irons, TP5/TP5X golf balls and Spider putters. A major force on the PGA TOUR, TaylorMade has an unrivaled athlete portfolio that includes Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa.
My full-time job has always been in the IT world, but I’ve also spent the better part of a decade writing product reviews and helping cover large industry-only trade shows. It was only in the latter part of 2019 that I put two and two together and realized I should be doing the same thing for something I’ve loved my whole life — golf. This is the culmination of a hobby that started as a child, a hobby that turned into a passion as an adult, and finally a passion that turned into The Golden Ferret.