Qualifications & Institution
MBA, Marketing & Finance, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
Mr. Klopp has been teaching at Hult since 2013, where his classes have focused on Entrepreneurship and Global Product Development. Among his many exploits, Mr. Klopp was the founder of The North Face, where he served as President and CEO for 20 years, and which he founded immediately after receiving his BA and MBA from Stanford University. While running The North Face, his company was honored with many awards for being the best-managed company in its industry, including being lauded by Business Week Magazine for providing one of the highest quality products of any company in the United States. Mr. Klopp led The North Face to its position as the largest and most technically-advanced company in its industry, and one of the largest privately-held companies in the San Francisco East Bay.
Adventurer and executive, Hap Klopp has run numerous companies and spoken around the world on brand building, adventuring, leadership, entrepreneurship and the human side of management. He has been highlighted on national television and in such publications as BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Success, and San Francisco Focus Magazine. Mr. Klopp regularly publishes articles on business topics and has appeared in numerous videos around the globe.
After selling The North Face, he began an international management consulting firm, HK Consulting, with offices in Berkeley, CA and Tokyo, Japan. He has simultaneously invested in and participated in a number of entrepreneurial ventures including serving on numerous corporate Boards and lectures at major business schools. Concurrently, he has written the highly acclaimed book on leadership called: “Conquering The North Face, an Adventure in Leadership” and, has just released a second business book called, “ALMOST—12 electric months chasing a Silicon Valley dream.” He combines all of this with his ongoing sporting and adventuring activities.