Davis Smith

Founder & CEO


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Steering Committee Member



The Basics

Company Name: Cotopaxi
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Founded: 2014
Full-Time Employees: 75
Products: Packs, Outerwear, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Waterbottles
Social: Facebook - Instagram
Claim to Fame: Cotopaxi’s 24-hour Questival races have had over 100,000 participants.



The Culture

Demographics (Optional):
The best thing about working at Cotopaxi is: Our social mission of serving humanity is core to our brand and culture.

When we’re not working, we’re: Traveling the world, surviving on uninhabited islands, serving the refugee community in Utah.

What we’re reading: Endurance by Alfred Lansing

What we’re listening to: How I Built This podcast

If they made a movie about our workplace, it would be called: Llamaste

Inclusion in the outdoors matters because: We believe that together we can make the world better, but we can’t do it alone. We need everyone involved in this movement if we truly want to eradicate global poverty.


The One-Year Goals

(What’s the company culture we wish to create?)

  • To be added later!