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Brand Building at Silicon Valley Speed – the Hydro Flask Story
featuring Scott Allan, GM Hydro Flask
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA
Photos: Ryan Harrah
About Scott Allan
Mr. Allan became President and CEO of Bend, OR based Hydro Flask in June 2012 and subsequently set the company’s successful premium brand strategy. Over the next few years, Hydro Flask was twice named to the Inc 500 and Outside Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Work and Mr. Allan was named the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Pacific Northwest. Hydro Flask was acquired by Helen of Troy in March 2016. Mr. Allan was retained as General Manager responsible for the strategy and continued global growth of the business.
Previously, Scott spent 15 years in Silicon Valley including roles commercializing Apple Pay technology, as VP/General Manager of the Motorola Solutions payment and kiosk business, and as COO for a Silicon Valley payment and cloud based services venture. Scott also served as CEO of TriniTEQ, a handheld restaurant ordering system developer.
Scott serves on the board of Cairn, an outdoor products monthly subscription service, the advisory board of Sudara, a social enterprise offering vibrant India sourced apparel, and the advisory board of the No Bake Cookie Company.
Scott earned his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the UC Berkeley and MBA from Northwestern University. Scott enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, golfing, surfing, and travel with his wife Annie and four children.