Matt Hyde joined West Marine in June 2012 as Chief Executive Officer and President. Previously, Matt served as Executive Vice President of REI, where he was responsible for Marketing, Direct Sales, Real Estate and Retail. Throughout his tenure at REI, Matt oversaw almost every division of the company. Notably, he launched REI’s online division, championing its award-winning multi-channel strategy.
Mr. Hyde has worked to support outdoor recreation and stewardship throughout his career. He currently serves on the boards of the YMCA of the USA and Zumiez, Inc. (ZUMZ). As a passionate outdoor enthusiast, Matt has been boating all his life. From fishing, to kayaking, and sailing his Catalina Capri, Matt loves all things outdoors. He and his wife enjoy sailing and recreating on the waters of Monterey Bay.