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 25 specialty sporting goods stores and 2 E-commerce businesses operating under the brands Pure Hockey 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.

 

Stuart Bernstein, VP of Business Development

Stuart has been with TSG Enterprises for over eight years and held several key responsibilities, including store management & operations, purchasing, team sales, customer service and also has been instrumental in developing an online presence for Pure Hockey and ComLax. Stuart’s professional career includes extensive experience in sales and marketing and he also owned and operated The Casting Company, a full service dental laboratory. Currently Stuart’s main focuses are to build the Pure Hockey and Commonwealth Lacrosse brands and drive traffic to retail and websites through grassroots & team sales partnerships. Stuart is a graduate of Boston University with a BS in Dental Technology.

 

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).

 

Marc Pino, Director of Store Operations

Marc has been in the New England sporting goods retail business for 32 + years.  He is currently the Director of Store Operations for Pure Hockey and Comlax.  Marc responsibilities include the design & build of all new stores and the daily operations of our existing stores and being in charge of offering the best customer service in the business.  He’s been running Pure Hockey for 8 years and Comlax for 3 years.  Marc’s professional career includes 22 years as COO of MVP Sports stores and two years as GMM at Decathlon USA.

 

Phil Arloro, Director of IT & Loss Prevention

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 Loss Prevention operations.