Peter Metcalf

Founder, CEO Emeritus, Brand Advocate, Black Diamond Equipment

About Peter Metcalf

Peter Metcalf was the lead co-founder of Black Diamond Equipment in 1989 and served as its Chief Executive Officer/President until 2015 during which he took the company public and acquired POC, Gregory Mountain Products, and the Austrian-based Avalanche transceiver/safety equipment company PIEPS GmbH. He was President of Black Diamond, Inc. from 2015 through 2016 and served as a Director from 2010 to 2015. As CEO Emeritus, he is an advisor to the company’s senior management team.

From 1982 to 1989, Peter served as the General Manager & President of Chouinard Equipment Ltd., a subsidiary of Lost Arrow Corporation. Prior to that, he was an instructor for the Colorado Outward Bound School and an oilfield roughneck.

Peter currently serves as Director of the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Zions Bank, Brooklyn Boulders, the Outdoor Industry’s Conservation Alliance, the Outdoor Alliance, and the American Alpine Club.

He is a frequent keynote speaker and presenter for business gatherings, conservation and user advocacy NGOs, and tourist-based economic development conferences. Peter is a graduate of the University of Colorado, with a major in Political Science. He holds a Certificate in Management from the Claremont Graduate School’s Peter Drucker Center of Management.