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For Bare Feet Announces Hire of New CEO

June 24, '24

JUNE 24, 2024 - For Bare Feet, LLC (“For Bare Feet”) and its owner Taglich Private Equity, LLC (“TPE” or “Taglich Private Equity”) are pleased to announce the hiring of Justin Fredericks as the Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Fredericks brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the role. His impressive career includes significant executive positions at adidas, Fanatics and GoRuck, where he demonstrated exceptional capability in driving growth and innovation. Fredericks is excited to join For Bare Feet and Taglich Private Equity and looks forward to collaborating with partners and teams to elevate the brand even further. In addition to his role with For Bare Feet, Fredericks will also serve as CEO to PRO Compression, another brand in the Taglich Private Equity portfolio.

Fredericks commented on his new role, "I am thrilled to join the For Bare Feet team and lead this dynamic brand. I look forward to building an amazing culture with FBF to drive continued growth and deliver outstanding products to our customers."

For Bare Feet is a leading manufacturer and retailer of licensed and lifestyle socks celebrated for its extensive selection of officially licensed sports socks for over 40 years. The brand offers products for fans of major leagues, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and hundreds of collegiate teams, available in hundreds of retailers nationwide and online at Known for its high-quality materials and innovative designs, For Bare Feet provides both performance and casual socks to sports fans and everyday wearers alike.

“We’re beyond excited to have Justin on board,” said William Morris, Managing Director at Taglich Private Equity. “Justin brings a unique combination of brand, sports licensing, and apparel experience combined with great leadership and team-building capabilities, which will deliver even better products to our customers and take our businesses to the next level.”

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Aric Holmes

About Taglich Private Equity:
Taglich Private Equity, LLC is a middle-market private equity sponsor that has completed buyouts and add-on acquisitions totaling over $650 million since 2001. TPE works closely with Taglich Brothers, Inc., a FINRA Broker/Dealer, to finance their investments. Taglich Brothers is currently managing over $600 million of capital and with TPE has made over 20 private equity platform investments and over 30 additional add-on investments. More information on TPE can be found at their website (