Florian Brunner is CEO of APM Marketing GmbH. He is responsible for distributing all brands of the Starboard Group in Central Europe for Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Winging and Stand-Up-Paddling.
He was born and raised in the Bavarian Alps, teeming with beautiful mountains and lakes. Early and abiding passions of his – skiing and mountaineering – sprang directly from this landscape. Even at a young age, he was fascinated by wind and water sports.
During his time at university, he became a professional skiing and windsurfing instructor and has been working in the business of water and winter sports ever since.
The different stages in his career have been:
Marketing and Sales Manager HiFly Windsurfing
Managing Director and COO Mistral Sports Group
Managing Director and CEO of Kneissl Sports Group
Managing Director and CEO of APM Marketing GmbH
His sportive career shows the following record:
Member of the instructor trainer team VDWS (Verband Deutscher Wassersport Schulen)
Member of the instructor trainer team DSLV (Deutscher Skilehrer Verband)
Demonstrator at various Interski Congresses
Florian is married and has two adult sons. He is still a dedicated windsurfer, skier and mountain biker, as well as an active member of the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Organization (Bergwacht Bayern).