St. Croix, USVI – Cane Bay Partners VI Co-Founders Kirk Chewning and David Johnson are pleased to announce that the company will again be a sponsor of the Ironman 70.3 St. Croix triathlon set to kick off Sunday, May 1, in addition to sponsoring one relay team and one individual triathlete.

Representing Team Cane Bay VI will be triathlete Julie Sommer, running the full race, and on the relay team is Jeff Dykstra, Mehran Chirehdast and Jason Snow. Dykstra and Chirehdast are also employees at Cane Bay Partners. Dykstra is the company’s software development manager and Chirehdast is the chief risk officer.

“This is a really significant event for St. Croix and we are excited to be sending some talented athletes to participate, particularly some of our very own Cane Bay Partners employees,” said Kirk Chewning, co-founder of Cane Bay Partners. “This event is special because it shows off the beautiful island of St. Croix and gives residents the opportunity to compete on a major level. We look forward to seeing everyone out there. We will be cheering them on from the sidelines.”

This will be Sommer’s fifth time competing in the St. Croix Ironman 70.3 and just last month she placed seventh in her age group in the Ironman 70.3 San Juan. Chirehdast, who will complete the cycling portion of the relay, is a former amateur soccer player from the Ford Soccer Club Mustangs premier league in Southeast Michigan, and this will be his first time competing in the Ironman St. Croix. This is Dykstra’s second year participating in the swim portion of the relay race, he also recently competed in the St. Kitts-Nevis Channel Swim. Snow is an avid runner, first participating in the Ironman 70.3 St. Croix in 2006, then switching focus to sprint and Olympic distance races, and now returning to the Ironman as a relay runner on Team Cane Bay VI

“We are so excited to be sending two of our very own Cane Bay Partners employees to this fantastic event this year,” said David Johnson, co-founder of Cane Bay Partners. “We will be rooting for all the local participants, but especially our Team Cane Bay VI. We’re proud to be sponsoring the event and sending some great athletes.”

The Ironman St. Croix includes a 1.24-mile swim through Christiansted harbor, beginning at Hotel on the Cay; a 56-mile bike course beginning on Hospital Street in Christiansted, heading toward the East End, then to the North Shore, passing over the notorious “Beast” then heading back east; and a 13.1-mile run looping between Christiansted and the East End.

“The entire race weekend is such a special time in St. Croix, and it’s wonderful to see how the community pulls together to clean up the roads, volunteer at the race, and cheer on the competitors,” Sommer said. “We are thankful to have Cane Bay Partners sponsoring local athletes to participate in this world-class event on our little island!”

Cane Bay Partners is committed to supporting enriching sporting activities. The company also supports participants of the Puerto Rico Ironman, the Scenic 50 race on St. Croix, the 8 Tuff Miles race on St. John, the Roseway World Ocean School, the Golden Hook Fishing Club, the Virgin Islands Bowling Federation, St. Croix Dolphins, the St. Croix Foundation VIPD Golf Tournament, the Special Olympics, the Police Athletic League, Frederiksted Community Boating and others.

About Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP: Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP was formed in June 2009 and founded by internationally experienced business executives with many years of experience in the financial services industry. Focusing our efforts primarily in the financial services industry, our management consulting practice specializes in providing services to clients in need of sophisticated risk management models, debt collections organizations which require liquidation models and analytics, and portfolio management companies desiring a variety of services. More specifically, our practice has elected to specialize in three areas where we believe our core competencies reside: (1) management consulting (2) risk management/scorecard development and (3) service provider analysis.

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