Virtual Skills Lab

Building the iconic brand of "The North Face"

This webinar, as part of Hult’s Virtual Skills Lab, is on tackling the big questions in today’s world. The topic will be hosted by Professor Hap, the founder of the North Face, talking about his journey building the iconic brand.

Class size is limited, so please register below.

You will receive a link to access the webinar after registration.

February 23, 2022

7am, 11am and 2pm

1 hour

San Francisco PST Timezone

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About the class

Building the iconic brand of the North Face - what we did, why we did it and how we did it.

Mr. Klopp, who holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University, was the founder of The North Face, where he served as President and CEO for over 20 years. During that time The North Face 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 best brands and highest quality products of any company in the United States.

Mr. Klopp led The North Face to become one of the largest privately held companies in the San Francisco East Bay. Today he will tell you about his journey with the North Face.

Hap Klopp

Adventurer and executive, Hap Klopp has run numerous companies and spoken around the world on branding, adventuring, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Among other achievements, he is credited with establishing the backpacking industry through the development of The North Face.

After selling his highly successful company, he began an international management consulting firm, HK Consulting, with offices in Berkeley, CA and Tokyo, Japan. His consulting engagements included such diverse companies as Cocona, Helly Hansen, Reebok, Royal Robbins, Merrill Lynch, and Paramount Pictures.

He has simultaneously invested in and participated in a number of entrepreneurial ventures and served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies, including Cocona—a nano technology fabric company, and Obscura Digital—a digital marketing and data visualization company.

Hap Klopp

Virtual Skills Lab Series

Hult’s Virtual Skills Lab is an online global meeting space offering you the opportunity to skill up and get ahead—from home. Connect with like-minded go-getters from all over the globe and hear from world-class Hult professors on the latest topics and trends in live, interactive workshops and webinars.