Davis Smith is the founder and CEO of Cotopaxi, an outdoor and active lifestyle brand with a humanitarian mission. Cotopaxi is backed by Bain Capital and assisted 1.3 million people living in poverty in 2021. He is a member of the United Nations Foundation’s “Global Leadership Council”, 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. Davis currently lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Asialene and their four children.