Patrick Cunnane is the President & CEO of Advanced Sports International, a privately held company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that owns five bicycle brands – Fuji, Kestrel, Breezer, SE and Oval Concepts.
Mr. Cunnane was recognized by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News’ as “Executive of the Year” in 2010. Mr. Cunnane began his career in the bicycle industry when he was 12 years old, sweeping floors and fixing flats at a local bicycle shop. He soon moved on to sales, working for wholesaler District Bicycle Supply, and then to Ross Bicycles, where he became one of the youngest national sales managers in the industry.
After an assignment as sales manager at Giant, Pat started two businesses in 1992 – Cunnane Bicycle, a marketing and distribution company, and Bicycle Surplus, an internet business that he sold in 2001. Mr. Cunnane became President of Advanced Sports International in 2001. Since then, he has grown the company presence in more than 50 countries and 1,100 U.S. independent business dealers.
In 2003, the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association awarded Mr. Cunnane the “National Advocacy Award,” and in 2006, he was awarded the “Bicycle Industry Leadership Award” by the League of American Bicyclists. He serves on the boards of Bikes Belong, the Cadence Cycling Foundation, and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (past president, current treasurer). He is also a former board member of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.
A graduate of Temple University, he is above all a cyclist. In 1979, he rode his bike from Pacific City, Oregon to Atlantic City, New Jersey in 29 days. He now regularly commutes to work by bike. Pat is married with three children with his oldest son serving in the White House as a communications specialist.