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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Plugged In: Josh Furlow, Competitor Group

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 27 / 15

Since 2013, Competitor Group Inc. has seen several of its leading executives depart. The latest move occurred in January, when former CEO David Abeles left less than a year into his tenure. That opened the door for Josh Furlow. As the company’s new president, Furlow now oversees the Rock &rsq...

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