Stephan Jacob

Founder/COO, Cotopaxi

Stephan is one of the founders & COO of Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear brand with a humanitarian mission. Before Cotopaxi, he was founder/CEO of venture funded, a marketplace for independent designers, which he exited in 2013. He worked several years for McKinsey & Co, served for an anti-child labor NGO in Indonesia and in the German Special Forces. He holds an MBA/MA from Wharton/Lauder and a Master in Information Systems from the University of Mannheim & the University of South Australia. He has lived and adventured in 30+ countries and recently kayaked from Cuba to Florida.


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