How does an unlikely businessman start a company he can feel good about? For Kahtoola Owner and Founder, Danny Giovale, it began by doing more than just selling products. Afterall, Danny was a climber, and he just wanted to climb! So if he was going to start a business, it couldn’t just be another corporation aimed at maximizing profits. It had to be different.
A Positive Legacy
By the time he started designing his first set of hiking crampons, Danny had been on adventures around the world. And while the adventures themselves always began as the focus for Danny and his friends, they often took a backseat to stories about the inspiring people they met and the cultures they experienced along the way. For Danny, this was especially true of the Tibetan people and culture.
So, as he contemplated starting his own company, Danny decided he wanted to focus on people and the responsibility he felt to give back. And he wanted Kahtoola associates to be part of it.