Curt Richardson is a founder, chairman, and chief visionary officer at Otter Products.
In the 1980s and 90s, Curt Richardson started making simple plastic boxes in his garage in Fort Collins, Colorado. They were originally designed to keep small items dry while you're fishing or skiing, and Curt and his wife Nancy called them "Otter Boxes." But after the launch of the Blackberry and the iPod, Curt started tailoring the boxes to fit and protect the breakable devices – and OtterBox evolved from an outdoor goods supplier into a company tightly adhered to the tech industry. With the rise of smartphones, Otter Products grew by more than 1000% in just five years. Today, it controls a massive share of the phone case market and sells more than $1 billion in cases each year. This interview was recorded live at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado.
Warm, Giving, and Kind. Are these the terms that come to mind when you think of a serial entrepreneur? They definitely are for me after my interview with founder and chairman of OtterBox, Curt Richardson.During this interview, Curt gives the ingredients to the recipe of success. Hard work, tenacity and drive are only a part of it. Tune in and join us for a 30 year journey to an overnight success.***Hosted by Stephanie James. Produced by Chris Lanphear for NoCo Media, Ltd.Music Credits: “Heliotrope", "Vittoro", and "Floating Whist" by Blue Note Sessions, "You Get What You Give" by New RadicalsListen to us on the RadioPublic app: ( Spark is supported by its listeners, and by With over 180,000 titles to choose from, allows you to listen to an immense library of books for every taste on your iPhone, Android, Kindle, tablet, or computer, including Resilient by Rick Hanson and Molly’s Game by Molly has a special offer for listeners of The Spark which includes a free audiobook of your choice and a 30-day free trial.Learn more and get your free audiobook now at Support this podcast
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