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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 - February 4, 2015


After building a handful of successful companies in the online retail space, Davis Smith started his most recent venture, Cotopaxi. With a mission to give back, Cotopaxi is an outdoor gear company that is tied to humanitarian causes in the poorest regions of the world.

Before Cotopaxi, Mr. Smith was the founder and Co-CEO of Baby. and, Brazil’s Start-up of the Year in 2012. The businesses raised over $40M in venture capital, led by Accel Partners and Tiger Global.

In 2004, Mr. Davis founded and later sold, America’s largest pool table retailer. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University, the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute (MA in International Studies), and the Wharton School (MBA).


Entrepreneur Leadership Speaker Series: February 4, 2015