Nemo, a New Hampshire-based outdoor camping gear company, says it has nearly doubled its team in the past two years despite the pandemic and plans to add six positions in 2022. The brand is approaching its 20th anniversary and sees the steady growth not only as a positive indicator of sales but also as a necessity to meet its ambitious climate goals.
Nemo was in the process of expanding its team before the pandemic outbreak, but when the pandemic broke out in the spring of 2020, founder and CEO Cam Brensinger had to make decisions, such as drastically lowering the revenue forecast for the year and basing all financial assumptions on this new number. By the end of 2020, Nemo had retained all of its employees and paid them back salary cuts taken in the months prior. In March 2021, the company was named the fastest-growing camping brand in the U.S. outdoor industry by the NPD Group. The growing interest in all things outdoors further boosted Nemo’s product sales during the pandemic, both through its retail partners and website. Areas of growth the company has focused on include systems and processes, customer service, workforce development and cultural diversity, sales and marketing, and product development.
Nemo says it plans to hire six employees in product design and engineering, quality assurance and dealer service. Each hire aims to build a thriving team that reflects diversity, protects the places we all depend on for outdoor recreation, and advocates for equal and inclusive access to nature.