Keen has named Tim Bartels as vice president of sales for the outdoor, lifestyle and kids categories. He already worked for Keen as vice president of sales for two years from 2006 to 2008, after spending six years with Nike and four years with DC Shoes. Bartels subsequently moved to Columbia Sportswear, where he served as vice president of global footwear sales for four years until he began as a consultant. He then spent three and a half years at the head of a company in Vancouver, Saxx Underwear.