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Damien Huang

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Damien Huang

President and CEO Elect, Cotopaxi
Damien Huang

Damien joined Cotopaxi in June of 2022, becoming our first President. Damien was most recently the CEO and President of Eddie Bauer. His 25 year career in the outdoor industry began with early roles in design, merchandising, production, and planning at The North Face, where the business quintupled in size during his tenure. Prior to joining Eddie Bauer he was VP Design, Development, and Merchandising at Patagonia. Damien holds a B.A. from Duke University and an MBA from Haas School of Business at the University of California - Berkeley. He spent a semester abroad in Ecuador while in college. His passion for the outdoors began growing up in the SF Bay Area. Damien lives in Seattle with his wife Maria, a fine artist, and their two teenage boys. He spends his free time in the outdoors with his family as a skier, rider, surfer, mountain biker, hunter, fisherman, rafting enthusiast and an explorer of the Pacific Northwest.