Management Team

Prior to starting Pocket Ventures, the partners were the senior management team at Inside Communications, an enthusiast media company Magowan started in 1987 and sold to Competitor Group, an affiliate of Falconhead Capital, in 2008.

Felix Magowan

Felix is currently Chairman of SpaceNews & Pocket Outdoor Media. Prior to SpaceNews Felix was Director of Business Development at Competitor Group (a $60MM diversified sports media and event company), Magowan was co-founder & CEO of Inside Communications (VeloNews, Inside Triathlon, Ski Racing, VeloPress, VeloGear, VeloSwap et al). He was a founding investor and board member at Pearl Izumi and Centurion Cycling, and is currently an investor and board member at Skram Media (Climbing, Urban Climber, Mountain Gazette et al). He was also previously a board member at IMBA, Ramgow, High Country News and Bicycle Colorado. Over his business career Magowan has been directly responsible for some 20 different acquisitions and divestitures.

Andy Pemberton

Andy has worked in media for over 15+ years. Andy is currently CEO at Pocket Outdoor Media. Andy was previously COO at Panache Cyclewear. Prior to Panache Andy was the Publisher of VeloNews: – where he guided the publication to record sales and circulation performance and was responsible for radically growing the interactive business and diversifying brand revenues. In 2003 he founded Town Green Media where he launched and published the Ozzie and Eddie award winning Wilton Magazine, which he later sold to Morris Media. Prior to that, Andy was Vice President and Publisher at Online Inc. where he was the Publisher of EContent magazine. He has held media-related positions including Group Vice President, Exposition Director, Director of Sales and Marketing, Advertising Director and Sales Manager. Andy earned a television Emmy award for his production work with ESPN on the 1992 America’s Cup yacht race. Pemberton holds a B.A. from Hobart College and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Greg Thomas

Greg has spent the past 20 years in the digital arena. His past work experience includes Apple Computer, Paul Allen’s Interval Research Corporation and early 2000 digital online sports coverage innovator Quokka Sports.

Greg is currently CEO at SpaceNews. Prior to joining SpaceNews¬†Greg was Senior Vice President of Online at Competitor Group. Prior to Competitor Group he was Chief Operating Officer for Inside Communications. While COO he returned the company to profitability and was part of the management team that successfully sold the company to Competitor Group in 2008. Prior to this Greg worked as a Senior Producer for Quokka Sports, a premier online sports destination. He has also worked for Paul Allen’s technology incubator company Interval Research Corporation and in the Human Interface Group at Apple Computer, Inc. He holds a B.A. from San Jose State University.

FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS: John Dawson, Sharon Rupp-Rivers, Tom Haberthier