Mr Davis SMITH

Founder & CEO, Cotopaxi, USA

Davis Smith is the CEO of Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear brand with a humanitarian mission. He is a member of the United Nations Foundation’s “Global Entrepreneurs Council” and one of President Bill Clinton 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 survived on uninhabited islands for 30 days with a spear and machete. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and four children