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Matt Maxfield: Forty Under 40

Congratulations to Matt Maxfield, vice president, development and operations at Klymit. He was named one of Utah Business’ 2018 Forty Under 40 honorees.


Matt Maxfield, Klymit - Utah Business 2018 Forty Under 40

“I’ve always loved the outdoors and grew up with a mind for engineering so when I found an opportunity at the pre-revenue venture of Klymit it was a perfect fit,” says Matt Maxfield. It truly was a good fit: Maxfield was a key driver in growing Klymit to over $17 million in annual sales, and the products he’s designed have sold over a million units worldwide.

The outdoor industry is always evolving and changing,” he says. “Most notably the retail landscape has changed. We’ve seen major staples in outdoor retail close their doors over the last few years, which has created both challenges and opportunities in distributing product. Through expanding and developing our product line to reach a broader market and being open to new methods of distribution, we have been able to see great success in helping people sleep comfortably outside.”

CAUSE HE’S PASSIONATE ABOUT: “Helping youth get away from their screens, video games, and getting outside. I have been involved with our local scout troops for many years in leadership positions and volunteering. … Some of the great teaching moments and realizations in their lives and mine have happened when we’ve been out exploring.”