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Targa Newfoundland welcomes Peter Guagenti to its Board of Governors
ST. JOHN’S (October 5, 2016) – Targa Newfoundland is pleased to welcome Peter Guagenti as the newest member on the Board of Governors. Peter brings deep marketing expertise to the board, where he will build programs to bring more competitors to the event on a worldwide scale, as well as use innovative strategies to target global sponsorship and expand the Targa Newfoundland brand.
Originally from New York City, Peter currently lives in San Francisco, where he works as the Chief Marketing Officer for NGINX; a company providing products and services for some of the world’s best know web applications. With over twenty years of experience, Peter has helped dozens of the world’s most recognized brands, including Google, Microsoft, and Visa to promote their brands and ideas to the world’s consumers.
Peter is also an accomplished racer. He has competed in numerous road racing and rallying events, and he is a multi-time winner in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. He has competed in the Canadian Rally Championship, BMW CCA Club Racing, and NASA Pro Racing series throughout North America.
“I was lucky to be able to compete and win at the 2nd annual running of the Targa Newfoundland,” stated Guagenti, “and the experience forever defined for me what motorsports and adventure truly means. Having competed in the event six times now, I can say without reservation that I both love Targa, and love the province and people of Newfoundland. I am honored and incredibly grateful for the opportunity to help improve the awareness of Targa Newfoundland globally and continue to grow.”
“The company is thrilled to have Guagenti join the team,” explained Robert Giannou, President of Targa Newfoundland, “and with his expertise, we look forward to what the events future has in store. For years I have wanted to pair Peter’s love for Targa and his marketing acumen. We are now delighted to do so. ”
“The Board of Governors welcomes the opportunity to work with him and bring his significant marketing skills into play with the defined goals of increasing our brand awareness in the United States, arguably our biggest market and making Targa Newfoundland more attractive to US competitors and international sponsors,” concluded Giannou.
Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2017 competition will start in St. John’s on September 11th and conclude back in the capital on September 15th. The rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of challenging roads in the central and eastern portions of Newfoundland. It includes over 440 kilometres of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.
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