There’s something special about a son following in his father’s footsteps.
That’s what Kevin, the founder of NIFTY5, did when he chose to follow his entrepreneurial mindset, which was inspired by his dad and the family business he grew up working in. Altogether, his experiences, inspirations, instincts and love for the sport led him to starting his own business. But what else led to NIFTY5?
Kevin first started motocross when he was only three years old. He made his debut in racing while in his late teens and in CEGEP. Soon enough, it became much more than just a sport for him. Combined with his background in mechanical engineering, where he discovered his passion for improving and optimizing anything he put his hands on, Kevin began creating his own gloves as he was unsatisfied with what was on the market!
After leaving the family business, Kevin moved out West to work in the power sports industry so he could learn more about it, and slowly started his business and developed the perfect pair of gloves. For Kevin, this meant a light glove that is durable, comfortable, and reinforced in the right places. He created a product he found would help him improve and perform as an athlete in this sport.
Following a visit to a trade show in the USA, where he met many textile and production experts, he was inspired to expand his knowledge regarding products, textiles and processes, and then put a team full of experts together to develop the innovative products behind NIFTY5 today.
He keeps on being surprised at the positive feedback he gets from people who first try his products, because what drives him the most to push his limits further is to see and hear how his hard work, research and creations seem to improve athlete experience and performance.
When he was a young athlete, he was always on the look for products he knew would satisfy his expectations and help him achieve his goals… but today, he can’t believe he is the one bringing them to the athletes.