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In 2018, Thundercat Marketing and Bruce Brown & Associates formed a strategic alliance. This strategic alliance brings even more experience and bandwidth to the agency and affords both agencies over 60+ years of experience in the commercial and recreational markets and marine safety. Aligned with Bruce Brown & Associates, Thundercat Marketing brings laser-sharp focus and experience giving our principals maximum market exposure, creative marketing platforms, effective new product launches, and experience professionals that are passionate about the products our principals offer. Read more below about our team.

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Jim Cermak | Managing Member

Jim has over 25 years of experience in the marine industry. Jim joined the marine industry retail ranks after serving 9 years in the USCG as a SAR coxswain and Law enforcement boarding officer and trainer. He began his career at West Marine as an assistant manager in Anchorage, AK and has held various regional sales and executive roles with some of the largest manufacturers in the marine business including ICOM, Survitec Group, Stearns, and Absolute Outdoor. Jim has also served 2 consecutive terms on the United States Marine Safety Association board of directors.

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Michelle Cermak | Co-Founder

Although Michelle is new to the marine industry, she grew up around the shooting sports and outdoor business and her knowledge on how things work is instrumental in making Thundercat Marketing go. Michelle is our “CFO” and keeps our books in order and our expenses under control. Michelle is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Portland and has her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and holds a Certified Financial Planner™(CFP®) designation. Michelle has held executive level roles in the finance world with U.S. Bank and Les Schwab Tire Centers.

Kim Hevia | Territory Manager

Kim is the newest member of the Thundercat Marketing team. Kim comes to us with an extremely accomplished sales history in the highly regulated and competitive school bus industry. Her strong ability to navigate highly regulated industries and strong sales acumen are just two of the many attributes that she brings to the Thundercat Marketing team. In her downtime, Kim enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family and partaking in as much skiing and tennis as she can.

Cameron Stout | Territory Manager

Cameron grew up in the waterski community of Canyon Lake, California in a passionate watersports family. His first job was in high school at a local boat dealer as a detailer, and has stayed in the marine industry ever since. After moving up the ranks to pro shop and sales at boat dealers in Southern California, he made the move to Washington to work for HO Sports. After several great years there, he ended up in Sacramento working as a distributor rep before joining Thundercat. In his personal life, he enjoys boating on the Sacramento River and Lake Tahoe with his fiance Mikaela and Australian Shepherd, Cooper.

The Thundercat Marketing U.S. Sales Territory

Thundercat Marketing currently serves the following states: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Arizona, Montana and Nevada.

Thundercat Marketing Currently Serves Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, California, Hawaii and Alaska