Timothy P. Boyle
President & Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board
Tim Boyle has served as chief executive officer of Columbia Sportswear Company since 1988 and reassumed the role of President in 2017, which he had previously held until 2015. Mr. Boyle was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2020. Mr. Boyle oversees operations of the active outdoor company from its Portland, Oregon headquarters.
Mr. Boyle's career with Columbia Sportswear began in 1971 when, during his senior year at The University of Oregon, his father, who had been running the company since 1964, died suddenly of a heart attack. Mr. Boyle's mother, Gert Boyle, quickly enlisted Tim's help in order to continue the aggressive expansion that her husband had initiated and that had expanded the company's sales that year to $1 million.
An alumnus of Portland, Oregon's Jesuit High School (1967) and the University of Oregon (1971, B.S. Journalism), Mr. Boyle serves on the Boards of Directors of Northwest Natural Gas Company and Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.