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Ultra Athlete, LLC

Ultra Athlete®, LLC develops and distributes the most technologically advanced ankle braces, in an industry dominated by outdated designs.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Carmel, IN, US
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

Every year there are approx. 17 mil. ankle injuries. Founded by serial entrepreneur, Rick Peters, who previously invented and patented the first hinged angle brace and then founded Active Ankle Systems in 1989, Ultra Athlete® has developed and distributes three superior patented ankle braces in two distinct market verticals: Team Sports and Medical. Medical has been outsourced to Breg and the Company is building its Team Sports distribution.


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    Rick Peters
    President and Founder

    Peters, a serial entrepreneur, brings more than 20 years of business leadership experience to his role as President. He has been advancing ankle brace technology for three decades. Mr. Peters, a Certified Athletic Trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, founded Active Ankle Systems, which became the brand leader in hinged ankle braces

  • Vanneman joined the Company full-time in April, 2012 and previously was a consultant to the Company since late 2010. Previously, a Partner with Indiana-based Volatus Advisors, LLC, Vanneman is an accomplished senior executive and serial entrepreneur who has assisted several successful early-stage and public companies, and one IPO.