Goffs announce appointment of Michael Hardy as head of sales
Hardy is a graduate of the Flying Start and Irish National Stud courses
Goffs has announced the appointment of Michael Hardy as head of sales in the bloodstock department, with the former Irish National Stud graduate starting his position today.
Hardy, who completed the Darley Flying Start course which included a six-month internship in the bloodstock department at Goffs, was appointed general manager of Margaux Farm in Kentucky in 2012.
He then moved to Equilume as USA territory manager in 2019 as well as setting up his own Hardy Racing, a racing and bloodstock consultancy advising on purchasing, pinhooking, mating plans and client portfolios.
The University of Limerick graduate has recently returned from America with his family and started his new role today.
Goffs chief executive Henry Beeby said: “Michael’s wide-ranging experience of the international racing and bloodstock industry, together with his impeccable record on the Irish National Stud and Darley Flying Start courses, makes him the ideal fit for this exciting new position within our bloodstock team.
Goffs Head Of Sales is a customer focused role with a strong emphasis on vendor retention and attraction as well as buyer recruitment, and Michael is an excellent addition to our dynamic bloodstock management team alongside Mary Kilduff, Gerry Hogan, Neil Walsh and Andrew Nolan."
Hardy added: “I'm delighted to join Goffs and am very enthusiastic about helping to deliver on the company’s ambitious business goals across the full portfolio of sales.
I've been very impressed by Goffs, both as a client and before taking on this role, as it boasts a strong reputation for integrity as well as a bloodstock team that not only has unrivalled industry knowledge and experience but is extremely personable and customer focussed which is so crucial in the modern industry."