Columbia Sportswear appoints new head of IR
Columbia Sportswear Company – the US outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment company – has appointed Andrew Burns as director of investor relations and competitive intelligence.
Burns reports to senior vice president and CFO Jim Swanson and is based at Columbia Sportswear’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Swanson says in a statement: ‘Andrew joins us with deep experience and brings a unique point of view having covered the outdoor industry, global retailers and Columbia Sportswear Company as a sell-side equity research analyst for DA Davidson and other investment firms over the past 14 years.
‘I’m confident Andrew’s professional background, investor and industry expertise, and focus on financial insights will ensure the success of our investor relations activities and competitive intelligence program.’