Senior Vice President: General Counsel and Real Estate
Kal has over 25 years of experience as a lawyer, real estate professional, and retail executive. Prior to his time at West Marine, he held legal and real estate leadership roles for various retailers such as Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kmart, Eckerd, and Gabe’s.
His diverse and unique professional background also includes time spent as a trial attorney, sports agent, and front office administrator for several professional football teams. Sports are in Kal’s bloodline: he was a member of three Ivy League Championship teams as a running back and safety at Penn and his father spent over 40 years in the NFL as an all‐pro player and coach. Some of Kal’s fondest childhood memories are from his time as a ball boy for the Bears and Buccaneers watching NFL legends such as Dick Butkus, Gayle Sayers, Doug Williams, and Lee Roy Selmon up close.
Kal also has a passion for community service, social causes, and pro bono projects. He has volunteered countless hours supporting organizations such as The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Street Law, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, and Produce to People. He is the founder of the Shamrock Shave, a thriving, annual fundraiser that has raised over a half a million dollars for pediatric cancer research.
Kal is a member of the Florida Bar and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.