Founder

We created Cognoscenti with a new type of cycling and food travel business in mind. We realized that Boulder Colorado, with it's incredible biking and food scene and abundance of experts, was the perfect place to launch this new concept. We are delighted to have assembled an incredible team of partners and friends who have come together to ensure that you have a first class Boulder experience.

meier_karl_bioKarl Maier

When Karl is asked to describe where he grew up he likes to say he was “homeless”, having lived in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Portland, OR, and Boston by the time he was 21, and later in Frankfurt, Paris, Berlin and London. He was an avid athlete, and was and still is a voracious traveler and foodie. When he wasn’t playing soccer or tennis through high school and college he was planning or going on cool trips, primarily in Europe and the US. Career-wise Karl has been a banker (both commercial and investment), CFO of a former East German Cosmetics Manufacturer, and CEO of four venture capital/private equity backed businesses, ranging from a raw start-up to a global, publicly-traded business with 1,000 employees. He has finally settled down and lives in Boulder with his wife and two sons.

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