Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer at First Ascent Climbing & Fitness
Joe Zentmyer is co-founder and CFO of Chicago-based First Ascent Climbing & Fitness, one of the fastest-growing gym operators in the United States. First Ascent has opened 4 locations since starting operations 3 years ago and has more in development.
Alan is Director of the Climbing Academy. He jas been climbing indoors and out from a very young age, and a routesetter for many years before becoming involved with The Climbing Academy group’s second gym in Glasgow.
Chris is the Operations Director for the rapidly expanding Momentum Indoor Climbing. Starting at the front desk in 2011, he has worked almost every position in the gym and strives to improve operations from the ground up while focusing on the customer experience.
Jeremy set up The Lakeland Climbing Centre in 1995 and became one of the 4 partners in The Yorkshire Climbing Company in 2014. Together, the two companies own and operate the Kendal Wall, VauxWall West and East, HarroWall, the Depot Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. They have a further 3 projects currently under development and are the largest owner and operator of climbing walls in the UK.
CEO Climb-Inn Klettersport / Co-Founder HardMoves Boulder League
Christian is one of the founders of the new “Bahnhof Blo – Bouldercafé” boulder gym in Wuppertal, Germany and as part of his role as CEO at Climb-Inn also the Managing Director of the DAV Climbing Centre, the Wupperwände.
Business Development Manager / Portman Asset Finance
Jack is a Business Development Manager at Portman Asset Finance; a UK based financial services firm providing funding solutions from £10,000 to £2million+. Prior to joining Portman Finance in 2017, Jack received a degree in Business Economics from the University of Portsmouth before gaining a multitude of experience from a FinTech start up in London to a global technology company.
Chairman of the Bulgarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Evgeny Angelov is Chairman of the Bulgarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. In parallel, he is Partner at PostScriptum Ventures. Previously, Evgeny was the Economic Advisor to the President of Bulgaria and the Deputy Minister of Economy. His focus in the public sector has been on economic, investment and innovation policy formulation and implementation.
Rob is the founder of Australian based company ICP. Having originally made his name coaching and route setting it was a natural progression to setup ICP, a company focused around route setting services and indoor climbing products.
Alexander has been at the helm of Urban Climb, one of Australia’s largest indoor climbing companies for the last 10 years, in that time he has been a part of the exciting growth witnessed in the climbing industry.
Operations Manager at DAV Climbing Center Munich-South
Peter has been a routesetter for 15 years, specialised in commercial routesetting and routesetting safety. He is head of routesetting training for DAV, manager of two, and responsible for setting in 4 gyms with a total climbing surface of 16.000 square meters.
Adam Koberna is the President of Walltopia USA. With a over 20+ years experience in the climbing wall industry, Adam has helped guide gym owners through the climbing wall construction process to make their vision a reality.