Episode 67: Rob Little – Founder and CEO of Cairn
Rob Little founded Cairn in the spring of 2014, combining his passion for the outdoors and his interest in changing the way that brands and consumers interact in the industry. As a graduate student, Rob studied creative retail applications in other industries and brought to life in Cairn the elements that he thought were most relevant for the outdoor market. Prior to launching Cairn, Rob worked as an operations engineer for Lockheed Martin in their Space Systems and Aerospace divisions. Rob Little is a former Peace Corps Volunteer, having spent over two years building infrastructure projects in Latin America. During his occasional breaks from Cairn, Rob can be found backpacking, skiing, biking, and paddle boarding with friends, his wife Betsey, and their Cairn terrier, Rocco.
On this episode, we hear the story of how Rob Little’s passion for travel and adventure took him from the rural, indigenous communities of Panama, to the Aerospace Division of Lockheed Martin, to the entrepreneurial pursuit of combining his passions together in an innovative and new way.