Craig Pettigrew: CEO/CSO & Founder – Serial entrepreneur and avid outdoorsmen. Craig started his career as an aspiring professional athlete spending 5 years in Europe playing quarterback for multiple football teams. Prior to founding Upventur, Craig held multiple roles in management consultant and owned/sold IT staffing company. Craig has his BBA in Management. He has devoted himself to the mission of getting people to get outdoors more and experience life to the fullest. He lives it.
A seasoned and versatile Technologist. John is a veteran software architect with a lifelong love of programming and creating magic out of nothing. He has done so as a CTO and VP of Technology across a number of firms, such as IBM and Zortec International, and is an accomplished Microsoft technology platform leader. John has started numerous companies including his own gaming company, RadioActiveXP. He holds three patents. John is an avid fisherman and is on a lifelong quest to catch a 1500 pound marlin.
Global Tech Business Leader, Business Adventurist, and Angel Investor. Mark has held senior executive leader positions within an array of high growth, tech start-ups, corporate ventures, as well as Fortune 500 companies. He is recognized for his unique combination of vision, passion, technology acumen and operational excellence. Most recently, Mark was VP GM of an International CPG company where he built a leading smart home business that experienced 315% sales growth during his tenure. Prior to this, he was VP Sales and Marketing of a tech start-up and instrumental in the company's acquisition by Intel/Altera. He has his BS in Engineering, MBA in Technology, and holds 11 patents. He enjoys getting outdoors, camping, and hiking with his family and spontaneous adventures.