Executive Bios

 

David Nectow, Owner & Chief Executive
Along with his business partner Sal Tiano, David Nectow acquired 3 local sporting goods stores in 2002. Today, TSG Enterprises, LLC is the parent company for over 44 specialty sporting goods stores and 3 E-commerce businesses operating under the brands Pure Hockey, Pure Goalie and Commonwealth Lacrosse (“Comlax”). David manages the daily operations of the business which operates in multiple states and plans for continued growth over the coming years. 
 
Sal Tiano, Owner & Chairman
With his lifelong interest in sports — as a player, coach of championship ice hockey and baseball teams, and parent of athletes - Sal Tiano jumped at the chance to become a co-owner in TSG Enterprises, LLC, the holding company for Pure Hockey and Comlax. He's helped build the company from three "mom and pop" stores to 20+ specialty retailers — online and in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Sal also applies his competitive nature, tireless work ethic, and extensive resources as a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Securities. Never forgetting his strong family roots, Sal Tiano is well known for his community involvement and going the extra mile to motivate kids. He currently serves on several boards and is a trustee and founder of the Jimmy Martello Foundation.
 
Jeff Copetas, VP of Marketing & E-Commerce
A hockey player since the age of four, Jeff currently oversees all offline and online marketing for Pure Hockey & Comlax and has been with the company since March, 2010. Jeff’s key responsibilities for the company include raising awareness of the Pure Hockey and Comlax brands nationally, look-and-feel of the in-store experience, managing all of the company’s advertising strategies and overseeing and setting strategy for all digital/new media initiatives, including websites, online sales initiatives, social media, video, SEO and SEM. Jeff served nine years as Senior Director of Business Development for Ask.com, a top 10 U.S. internet property and also spent five years in the music business, where he ran his own independent record label and wished he could hang out on the Built to Spill tour bus (something he still wishes for today).    
 
Phil Arloro, Director of Operations
Phil Arloro has been in the sporting goods industry for the past seventeen years, holding many different positions including Direct Marketing Manager and Store Manager at MVP Sports. Phil was also the Logistics Project Manager and IT Project Manager at Decathalon Sports. Phil joined Pure Hockey in 2007, serving as IT Director and in 2009 he became Director of IT and Loss Prevention for TSG Enterprises, LLC (Pure Hockey and ComLax), managing all day-to-day IT and Store Operations.