CEO of ENVE Composites, Sarah Lehman talks high heels, riding Boston to New York and drinking games
Sarah Lehman became the CEO of ENVE in 2010 and has worked tireless to raise the brand's profile and potential into what it is today. Get to know Sarah a little better with our 10 quick questions.
Who is Sarah Lehman?
I'm a mom, entrepreneur, cheerleader, wife. I'm fiercely competitive. People who know me well know that I will fall on the sword for them. I am very active and hate slow walkers. I wear high heels almost every day.
How did you find your way into the bike industry?
I came across the cycling industry quite accidentally. My prior life was in biotech and pharma. One day my husband called and asked me to come on board as the CEO of Enve. I believe in serendipity and if you are open to possibilities, the universe has a way in ensuring that you end up where you are meant to be and for me it is definitely Enve.
Weight weenie, aero geek or off-road junkie?
Since moving to Utah, I have to admit that I like the mountains much better than the road.
How would you describe yourself as a rider?
My gear is better than my ability.
What's your proudest cycling moment?
When I was in college, my boyfriend told me that I wasn't very fit. So, I got a bike and started training for the Boston to New York Aids ride which is 250 miles in three days. I was just a beginner and training and completing that ride was a big accomplishment. It was the start of my love of cycling… and the end of that relationship.
Where's your favourite place in the world to ride?
I started cycling when I lived in Boston and miss those rolling hills of Massachusetts…so peaceful in the morning.
Who's your cycling hero / heroine?
Douglas Ryder, founder and principle of Team Dimension Data. I am so inspired by the commitment and passion it must have taken to never give up and establish Africa's first ever World Cycling Team. I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with him.
What can you do better than anyone else you know?
I can play quarters better than anyone I know. Yes, quarters as in the beer game.
What's your ultimate post-ride meal?
Samuel Adams and a tuna sandwich.
If you were a piece of Enve gear, what would it be and why?
I'd be an SES 4.5… It's not too specialised just an all-around awesome wheel – fast, light and durable.