Our Story

Founded in 1998, we have grown to become a global innovator of premium protective products for smartphones and tablets. Our mission, ‘We Grow to Give,’ is executed through our popular OtterBox, Liviri and OtterCares brands. We focus on breaking ground and leading the way to help people do more and go more places with technology in hand.

The innovative spirit of founder and chairman Curt Richardson courses through our veins. It’s evident in the products we make and the way we work. Our commitments to customers, to one another and to our community are unparalleled. We don’t settle for great — we seek extraordinary. A seven-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the US, we were also named one of ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’ by Forbes Magazine and one of the ‘Healthiest Companies to Work For in America’ by Greatist. We have also been ranked as a ‘Great Place to Work’ by Fortune, Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine. Our headquarters is located in Fort Collins, CO, and we have offices in Hong Kong, and Cork, Ireland.


  • Curt Richardson

    Otter Products Founder, Chairman, Chief Visionary Officer

    Serial entrepreneur Curt Richardson was running his first successful business at the age of 21. In the following decade, he started and grew multiple ventures. Richardson created the first OtterBox waterproof case in his garage in the early ‘90s and in 1998, Otter Products was born. Richardson leads innovation and culture initiatives as founder, chairman and Chief Visionary Officer for Otter Products. Additionally, he’s co-founder and chairman of Blue Ocean Enterprises Inc. and Blue Ocean Holdings LLC. In these roles, he discovers, creates and invests in business opportunities and makes strategic investments in commercial real estate.
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    JC Richardson

    Chief Executive Officer

    JC Richardson literally grew up in Otter Products when his parents, Curt and Nancy Richardson, founded the company in the garage of their family home. JC served in various roles throughout his early career, learning the workings of each function while he pursued his finance degree from Plymouth State University. In 2013, he cofounded Angel Armor, a ballistic armor developer for use by first responders. In 2021, he became CEO of investment firm Blue Ocean Enterprises Inc. He has served on the Otter Products board of directors since 2016 and the Old Elk Distilleries board since 2020. He rejoined Otter Products as CEO in 2022 and is dedicated to driving the organization towards its mission of: “We Grow to Give.”
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    Gerald Chen

    Chief Financial Officer

    Gerald Chen brings a combination of innovative leadership and extensive experience in the financial and legal sectors to his role as CFO for Otter Products. Gerald is charged with directing complex analytics and financial analyses along with managing the credit, treasury, tax, and accounting functions. He also provides leadership and oversight for Otter Products’ support functions, including information technology and data management. Gerald earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Duke University and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law. He currently serves on the Northern Colorado & Wyoming Junior Achievement Advisory Board and the Larimer Humane Society Board of Directors.
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    Berkley Fuller

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Berkley Fuller is a seasoned industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in commercial markets. Berkley joined Otter Products following an 8-year career at Apple, where he most recently led Global Channel Development for the Gov/Edu/Health verticals. He also led Apple’s US efforts in creating vertical based solutions and served as senior leader in their Enterprise Sales Organization. Prior to joining Apple, Fuller spent 16 years at Hewlett Packard, served as the Chief Marketing Officer of HEIT Inc. and has also worked at IBM, IJE and ASD.
  • Noah Fox

    Noah Fox

    Chief Operating Officer

    Noah Fox has more than 25 years of experience building, scaling and leading global operations at some of the most innovative companies in the world. Prior to joining Otter Products, he served as vice president of global operations at Vista Outdoor, with operational oversight for seven iconic brands including Bell, Giro, Fox Racing, Blackburn and Camelbak. Noah also served as director of global operations for Tesla and spent eight years at Apple in progressive operational leadership roles, most recently as head of supply chain strategy. Noah brings to Otter Products a deep expertise in developing and implementing diverse end-to-end supply chain strategies.