09.13.2016 Subscribe on iTunes

Influence Podcast – Cotopaxi

by Tom Lund
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We live in a careless world, and it’s not very often that you find a company that is innovative but has a heart, financially successful but is focused on giving. In this Influence podcast we highlight just such a company, Cotopaxi! Please enjoy this interview with Cotopaxi’s founders, Davis Smith and Stephan Jacob who co-founded this company that is attracting so much attention from outdoor industry leaders like Patagonia and numerous investors because of the success of their business and their focus on doing good!

Davis Smith and Stephan Jacob both earned degrees from impressive schools, BYU and Stanford (Davis), Universitat Mannheim and University of South Australia (Stephan) before they met each other at University of Pennsylvania –The Wharton School. They are true entrepreneurs who, following stints at Alta Ventures, PoolTables.com, and Baby.com (Davis) and McKinsey, Bain, and Kembral (Stephan), decided to “create innovative outdoor products that fund sustainable poverty alleviation and move people to do good”.  We were inspired by our interview with Davis and Stephan, two leaders that inspire others and are making a difference in the world!

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Garrett Koerner
Garrett is a tax partner with Tanner LLC, joining the firm in December 2015. He is very passionate about Utah business! Garrett is an advocate for his clients, helping them grow and prosper while navigating the complicated tax rules that exist in the United States. He loves helping entrepreneurs tell their story.
Dan Griffiths
Dan is a strategy and leadership consultant at Tanner. He facilitates over 75 board and executive team off-sites each year and specializes in strategic, exit, and succession planning and leadership development. Dan loves spending time with innovators, entrepreneurs, and people that challenge him to think differently.

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