Vincent Stanley

Chief Storyteller, Patagonia
Co-Author, The Future of the Responsible Company

Vincent Stanley, author (with Yvon Chouinard) of The Future of the Responsible Company, has been with Patagonia on and off since its beginning in 1973, for many of those years in key roles as head of sales or marketing. More informally, he is Patagonia’s long-time chief storyteller. Vincent helped develop Our Footprint, the company’s interactive website that outlines the social and environmental impact of its products; Worn Wear; and Patagonia Books. He currently serves as company philosopher and is a resident fellow at the Yale Center for Business and Environment. He is also a poet whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry. He and his wife, the writer Nora Gallagher, live in Santa Barbara and on the Maine coast. 

Photo Courtesy of Patagonia/Tim Davis