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Davis Smith

Davis Smith

Title: Founder and CEO

Company: Cotopaxi

Location: Sandy, Utah

Educational Background:

B.A., Brigham Young University

M.A., International Studies, University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute

M.B.A., Wharton School

Huntsman School Interactions:

Entrepreneur Leadership Series Speaker - January 15, 2020
Entrepreneur Leadership Series Speaker - February 4, 2015

Biography:

Davis Smith is the CEO of Cotopaxi, an adventure brand with a humanitarian mission. He is a member of the UN’s Global Leadership Council and one of President Bill Clinton’s and George W. Bush’s “Presidential Leadership Scholars.” Davis was Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s “CEO of the Year” and previously started Brazil’s “Startup of the Year.” Davis holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an
MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Brigham Young University. Davis is an adventurer who has floated the Amazon on a self- made raft, kayaked from Cuba to Florida, and explored North Korea.

Videos:

Entrepreneur Leadership Speaker Series: February 4, 2015

Entrepreneur Leadership Speaker Series: Davis Smith February 4, 2015