New SCARPA North America Finance Manager hits ground with working knowledge of brand

February 23, 2016

Joe Higby joins team after working with SCARPA for last three years as a financial/tax consultant.

BOULDER, Colo. – Adding leadership in its finance and accounting department, SCARPA North America this month hired Joe Higby as its Finance Manager. Higby hits the ground with an intimate knowledge of SCARPA North America’s business and goals, after working for the past three years as its financial and tax consultant.

At SNA, Higby will be responsible for planning, implementing and managing all finance-related activities, including strategic direction and long-term financial goals. Formerly at a Boulder-based public accounting firm, Higby brings a well-rounded, thoughtful approach to accounting, along with a breadth of experience that crosses many industries, including the outdoor industry.

Outdoor pursuits have been an important element of Higby’s life, which also makes his transition to SCARPA a natural one. From backcountry skiing to cyclocross, or “any good sufferfest,” Higby enjoys a range of the sports for which SCARPA builds products.

“2016 marks 11 years since SCARPA North America opened here in Boulder, and we’ve seen strong growth in that time,” said CEO Kim Miller. “Looking to the next decade and beyond, it’s critical to have someone who has Joe’s financial experience and his passion for the sports to support SCARPA in its next phase. And it’s a bonus that he already knows our business so well and can hit the ground running.”

About SCARPA and SCARPA North America

Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S., Canada and South America. For more information about SCARPA, visit www.scarpa.com.