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July 02, 2015 10:44 PM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Columbia Sportswear Company

Company Overview

Columbia Sportswear Company designs, sources, markets, and distributes outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment in the United States, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada. The company provides apparel, accessories, and equipment for men, women, and youth under the Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, and prAna brands. Its products are used during various outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, camping, hunting, fishing, trail running, water sports, and adventure travel. The company also offers footwear products, including hiking boots, trail running shoes, rugged cold weather boots, ...

14375 Northwest Science Park Drive

Portland, OR 97229

United States

Founded in 1938

5,326 Employees



Key Executives for Columbia Sportswear Company

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 65
Total Annual Compensation: $702.9K
President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $590.6K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance
Age: 47
Total Annual Compensation: $453.1K
Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMEA Direct Sales
Age: 46
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 52
Total Annual Compensation: $419.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Columbia Sportswear Company Key Developments

Columbia Sportswear Company Announces Promotion of Executives

Columbia Sportswear Company announced the promotions of four senior leaders. Lisa Kulok, who joined the company in February 2008 and has served as Vice President of Global Marketplace Planning and Customer Operations since October 2009, is promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations. In this role, she will be responsible for the company’s global inventory planning, transportation logistics, distribution and account operations. Steve Woodside, who joined the company in August 2014 as Vice President of Global Manufacturing, is promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing and Manufacturing. He will continue to be responsible for the company’s global apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment sourcing and contract manufacturing operations. Kulok and Woodside will both report to Columbia Sportswear Company President Bryan Timm. Joe Boyle, who joined the company in 2005, is promoted to Senior Vice President of Columbia Brand Merchandising and Design, where he will continue to be responsible for leading the creation of Columbia brand apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment, reporting directly to CEO Tim Boyle. Jim Swanson, who joined the company in 2003 and has served as Director of Finance since 2009, is promoted to Vice President of Finance with continued responsibility over the company’s strategic planning and financial planning & analysis functions, reporting to Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Tom Cusick.

Columbia Sportswear Company Announces Executive Changes

Columbia Sportswear Company announced the appointment of Mr. Han-Bo Shim to serve as general manager of the company’s wholly owned Korea subsidiary, based in Seoul, effective May 18, 2015. Mr. Shim will be responsible for establishing and executing sales, distribution, and marketing strategies for the company’s family of active brands, which are sold to Korean consumers through a network of more than 250 dealer-operated, branded, outlet and shop-in-shop locations, as well as the company’s ecommerce business. Shim brings more than 25 years of financial and operational leadership experience in the Korean athletic consumer goods market, having served the past ten years as vice president and managing director of TaylorMade Golf’s Korean operations. Mr. Shim will succeed Mr. HR Cho, who has served as the company’s general manager of Korea since early 2012, and who will remain through the end of May to facilitate a smooth transition.

Columbia Sportswear Company Approves Cash Dividend, Payable on June 4, 2015

Columbia Sportswear Company announced that its board of directors approved a cash dividend of $0.15 per share of common stock to be paid on June 4, 2015 to its shareholders of record on May 21, 2015.

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