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John Marking

Corporate Vice President of Business Innovation, Fox Factory Holding Corp.

John Marking grew up riding mountain bikes in San Diego. Now he works for Fox Racing, one of the most well-known makers of mountain bikes – not to mention components for off-road vehicles, the Ford Raptor truck and even the Predator drone. The company has been on a growth streak, with its most recent quarterly report showing revenue growth of 17 percent. Prior to Fox, Marking built off-road race cars at Jimco. He’s raced off-road vehicles for his entire adult life, but now prefers motorcycles and tries to ride once a week or more.

FUN FACT: Holds over a dozen patents, mostly related to shock absorbers.