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Zumiez Inc.
S&P 600 Component
Founded1978 (1978)
  • Thomas D. Campion
  • Gary Haakenson
HeadquartersLynnwood, Washington, U.S.
Number of locations
698 (February 2018)[1]
Area served
Key people
Thomas D. Campion
(Chairman of the Directors)
Richard M. Brooks Jr. (President & CEO)
RevenueUS$408.67 million (2008)
Increase $324.61 million (2008)
Decrease $7.20 million (2008)
Total assetsDecrease $33.35 million (2008)
Total equityDecrease $77.95 million (2008)
Number of employees
2,500 (2008)[2]

Zumiez Inc. (/ˈzmiz/) is an American multinational specialty clothing store founded by Tom Campion and Gary Haakenson in 1978, and publicly traded since 2005.[3] The company is a specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women.[1] Zumiez markets clothing for action sports, particularly skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross. Zumiez is based in Lynnwood, Washington. The current president and CEO is Richard Brooks.[4]

Originally named "Above the Belt" when the first store was opened at Northgate Mall (Seattle) in 1978, the company grew quickly through the early 1980s with the addition of stores at Everett Mall (Everett, Washington), Alderwood Mall (Lynnwood, WA), Tacoma Mall (Tacoma, WA) and Bellevue Square (Bellevue, WA). The mid and late eighties brought new stores online outside of the Puget Sound area, and the corporate name changed to Zumiez. The corporate office was moved from Everett to Lynnwood, Washington in 2012.[5]

  1. ^ a b "Zumiez Inc, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Mar 19, 2018". Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Zumiez Company Profile". Craft. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Zumiez Inc, Form S-1/A, Filing Date May 4, 2005" (PDF). Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Zumiez Investor Relations - Company Profile
  5. ^ "Zumiez Inc, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Feb 10, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved April 28, 2018.