The ORIGINAL+ team
Founder & CEO
Passionate skier, explorer, and family man
Siegfried is a former ski racer, state-certified ski instructor and guide, alpinist, and profound expert of the industry. After completing his studies in Economics in Innsbruck and Grenoble in 2002, he worked as a Product Manager at Fischer Sports. In 2007 he moved to Kästle Ski, where he was responsible for the successful relaunch of the brand in his role as CEO and co-owner. In 2014, he founded Exolite, his first own company, and since then he has been advising clients in the outdoor, winter sports and cycling industries on strategic marketing and product development. In addition, he works as a lecturer for the Design & Product Management Master Program at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg.
"Honor the process, do good work daily, weekly, annually and over a lifetime. And the results will come."
Finance & controlling
Pulling the strings in the background
Christina is responsible for figures and structure at ORIGINAL+. How does she cope with a group of strategists, technicians, and craftsmen that are all passionate about skiing? With huge determination, team orientation and a sense of responsibility. Christina and Siegfried Rumpfhuber have been a perfectly balanced team since day one; just like in the old times at Kästle where they had previously worked together, Christina has been an integral part of setting up the new ski company. The economics graduate spends her time off with family in the mountains – skiing, ski touring or hiking.
“Whoever just dreams of happiness, runs the risk of oversleeping.”
ORIGINAL+ first trainee
Nature lover, ski instructor and student
If you don’t encounter Daniel in the ORIGINAL+ workshop, he’s likely to be out in the mountains – possibly running an O+ ski test. Being a passionate outdoor guy and alpinist, he tries to spend as much time as possible outside – hiking, paragliding and, of course, freeriding. Skiing has always played an important role in his life. As a certified ski instructor (Landesskilehrer), the Upper Austrian has been teaching kids and adults how to ski since his high school days. Daniel studies Sports Science at the University of Salzburg and has been part of the ORIGINAL+ production team since fall 2019.
“Nothing is impossible. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”