Another Leader Departs Columbia Sportswear Company

August 6, 2021

Franco Fogliato, a former Billabong executive who had climbed into the top ranks at Columbia during his seven years there, has resigned and will leave the company Sept. 3. Columbia executives just announced that two other company leaders are leaving – Prana President Russ Hopcus is retiring and Mountain Hardwear President Joe Vernachio recently departed to become COO of Allbirds. Shop Eat Surf