Curt Richardson


Co-Founder and Chairman, Blue Ocean Enterprises, Inc. and Blue Ocean Holdings, LLC

Curt Richardson is the Co-Founder, with his wife, Nancy Richardson, 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.

Curt started a lifetime of entrepreneurship at an early age. At 21, he was running his first successful business, Genie Plastic Tooling, and in 1981, he started Richardson Tool and Mold. He created additional companies such as Richardson Finch Manufacturing and Richardson International, where he imported industrial molds from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Poland for Mattel®, Display Technology, and other U.S. companies.

Curt created the first prototype of an OtterBox waterproof case in his garage in the early ‘90s and in 1998, Otter Products, LLC, a Fort Collins-based company that is an innovator of protective solutions for leading global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors, was born. Curt served as the CEO at Otter Products for 14 years, and currently serves as the Chief Visionary Officer, leading innovation and culture initiatives.