MADE IN AMERICA: VP of Finance, Michael Rands
At Filson, “Might as Well Have the Best” doesn’t stop at the product– we’ve got the most talented team of employees around that live and breathe Filson in and out of the offices. Today we chat with Michael Rands, VP of Finance. If there’s a department you’d like to see interviewed, leave us a comment below!
How long have you been with Filson: 5 Years
What do you do on a typical work day: Work with all departments to make sure they have what they need to keep Filson moving. Coordinate between departments to help things move smoothly and of course watch the finances.
What makes working at Filson different than other places: The desire to make Filson and its products the best in the industry helps unify the team, which makes it a fun place to work. You don’t have to have a mission statement when everyone’s mission is to make the best product possible and make customers happy.
What is your favorite product: The 1.5″ double belt (style 63215) because its incredibly burly and quite frankly over built. Just wearing makes you feel rugged. The Highlander boots are a close second.
What is one of your most memorable stories in your Filson gear: There isn’t one story that stands out but I can’t begin to tell you how many days and miles I’ve slogged through mud and snow in my highlander boots. I love them – always comfortable and always dry.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Seattle or the Pacific Northwest region? I love the mountains. Whether its skiing, hiking, cycling, or climbing – the Cascades are a tough place to beat. Nothing better than being able to be alpine climbing or back country skiing within an hour of leaving the office.