Steve Hitchcock

Steve Hitchcock
Mountain States Business Brokers Group, Routt County, CO

About Me

Originally from Lake Forest, IL, Steve Hitchcock's family has four generations of connection to Yampa Valley dating back to the 1940s when his grandparents began vacationing in the region from that time until the 1970s. In 1977 Steve first worked in northwest Colorado as a river guide and the connection was re-confirmed. After graduating from Macalester College and working in West Berlin with the DOA for two years followed by another two years in Minneapolis, he moved to Colorado in 1988 and to Steamboat Springs with his wife Denise and their two children in 1999. Steve's professional background includes nearly 30 years working in the outdoor, fly fishing and ski industries in roles related to sales management, marketing, senior management, retail operations, site location and leasing. Steve was a part of the management/employee group that purchased the premier outdoor brand "Marmot" in 1992 and, as Senior VP of that company, oversaw world-wide sales, product development and production. He served on that company's board until his departure in 1999 and was a shareholder until the successful sale of the company to K2 Corp. In 2000 Steve joined the outdoor brand leader "Patagonia". At Patagonia, he directed a national sales force, developed product launch strategies and visual merchandising programs, mentored sales managers, conducted site selection studies, identified retail sites and negotiated leases. He left Patagonia in 2006. In addition to his other business experiences, Steve has sixteen years experience in restaurant ownership, seven years experience in retail ownership and several years of small business consulting. He has completed the course of instruction and passed the exam from the Institute of Business Appraisers for the Certified Business Appraiser credential. Steve volunteers as a S.C.O.R.E. counselor working with small businesses, and is a current or former member of the board of directors of several local organizations including MainStreet, the Chamber Resort Assoc. and the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club. He is past board member of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association and has worked with a number of other community organizations.


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