Tacoma’s Barron gets a sponsor

Updated: February 4, 2019

Groupira, Inc. to sponsor PGA Tour Professional hopeful and a Web.com Tour Professional, Derek Barron. “Derek Barron epitomizes Groupira®,” said Co-Founder Yannis Koumantaros. “He is from Tacoma, Washington, grew up modestly, and started golfing at age 17, and truly represents the 99% of us from Main Street.”

Groupira® will headline Derek Barron in a marketing campaign series of YouTube videos speaking to the 99% of main street Americans about saving for retirement. Under the trademark of “Just Earn It” he is promoting financial literacy to all Americans by encouraging “Extend Yourself” – a campaign focused on saving as much as you can, no matter how late in the savings cycle you may be. Derek started golfing 10+ years after the average PGA Professionals worked every main street job imaginable – bartending, courier, construction, warehouse – and today plays Professional golf.

“I love everything about how I got to where I am today. Groupira® is the only FinTech company whose ideology aligns with my journey, representing people exactly like me. I am proud to have them as my headline sponsor, and very proud to have opened my GROUPIRA® retirement account,” remarked Derek. “Now I just need to choose an advisor from the ever-growing list to manage the next phase of my journey.’

Barron is a PGA Tour Professional hopeful golfer who first golfed at age 17, and has played web.com Tour, PGA Tour, and Canadian Tour events 15 years later. Born and raised in Tacoma and he is the first Professional golfer to start playing as late as he did in life.