Columbia Sportswear Company announced that Bryan Timm will be stepping down from his role as president and chief operating officer. In the 20 years that Timm has been with the company, prior to his tenure as president and chief operating officer, he served as corporate controller, treasurer and chief financial officer.
Timothy Boyle, Columbia Sportswear’s chief executive officer, stated, “Bryan has played an integral role in our journey from a single brand with approximately $300 million in sales in 1997 to a publicly-traded, multi-brand, multi-channel business with $2.4 billion in sales in 2016 and more than 6,000 employees around the world. He has been a key contributor to our growth and transformation, most recently by establishing leadership that is planting the seeds for future growth at our Mountain Hardwear brand and in our direct-to-consumer business. We thank him for his loyal service and contribution to the company’s success and we wish him well in his new endeavors.”
Timm added, “I’m very proud of the leadership role I’ve played over the past 20 years in driving the company’s global expansion and its evolution into a family of brands that connect active people with their passions. I wish Tim, the leadership team and each of the company’s talented employees around the world continued success.”
Timm’s responsibilities will be handled by other members of the senior management team while the company continues to work through its previously announced operating model assessment that was initiated during the first quarter of 2017.