Howard Katkov: CEO, Dirtbag Skier, & Leader

Balancing Law, Cosmetics, and Ski Mountains.

Show Notes:

Welcome to Episode 14 of Offshoot with Howard Katkov, CEO and co-owner of Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, British Columbia.

Howard has started and successfully operated seven different companies and has pulled a steady paycheck from them 45 consecutive years. He loves the game of businesses and building successful ventures from vision to execution with the support of strong teams.  In this pod we talk a bit about all aspects of Howard’s background and spend the right amount of time on the ski mountain and the ski industry, something many of our listeners share enthusiasm for.  Two of my key takeaways are that you don’t always have the luxury of confidence in your decision making, and yet, you need to lead.  The other is that you need to truly understand the risks associated with your real estate deal, especially in terms of the time required to properly do the job and accepting a mismatch between the deal and the timelines of your investors is a recipe for trouble.  Patient money and autonomy matter; secure it up front or pay later.

Listen in as Howard covers other areas, including:

  • Being a rule breaker, not a rule maker.
  • Balancing the interests of capital and community while being a steward of both.
  • The fact that pound for pound, there’s no better ski location in North America than Red Mountain Resort.
  • Building teams, as a partner, and less of a conventional, top-down boss. 
  • Removing inter-departmental communication walls.
  • Choosing investors carefully.
  • Empowering younger team members to influence the direction of the company when they reflect the sentiment and sensibilities of your target market.
  • Possessing active humility to listen and observe which nourishes your understanding.
  • Looking back to learn instead of looking back with regret.
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