As the CEO and Global GM of Hydro Flask, Scott Allan successfully scaled the business and built the brand from the inside out.
Scott served as the CEO of Hydro Flask from 2012 until its acquisition in 2016. In that time, Hydro Flask was named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private American companies two years in a row, as well as to Outside Magazine’s top 100 places to work.
Before discovering the outdoor industry, Scott was a tech executive in Silicon Valley. Scott has extended his work in the industry through his involvement with two outdoor companies, Cairn and Rumpl, as well as his role on the advisory board for Oregon State University Cascades’ outdoor products program.
In the episode, we discuss his approach to learning a new industry, scaling quickly, and how he hired ahead of the curve to land overqualified talent.
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