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

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

BOULDER, Colo. (February 23, 2015) – 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.”