Behind Phantom

The core of Phantom is made up of a group of passionate splitboarders and outdoor enthusiasts. This same passion and love for the sport is held by our customers.  Phantom exists in order to continuously improve upon the experience of the sport that we all love...Splitboarding! 

 

 

 

Owners

John Keffler - Founder & Owner / CEO / Designer

John is a full-time aerospace engineer and a part-time splitboard binding and boot developer. With a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering and a specialization in heat transfer and fluid mechanics, John works for NASA's Orion program engineering a spacecraft designed to explore deep space. What started out as an idea and a dream that came to fruition in the garage, has now turned into a rapidly growing company with riders all over the world. John is stoked to see the dream catching on! 

Alex Gelb - Owner / COO  

 Alex is a long time customer turned partner in Phantom . He’s been splitboarding since 2012 and quickly realized that season that his soft boot set up wasn’t going to perform the way he wanted. Alex started reading about hard boot bindings and took the plunge with a set of Phantoms the following year, never looking back. Having ridden on several iterations of the bindings as a customer gives him a unique perspective on the business and the products. He helped John test various products over the years, and the two became friends and riding partners.  Alex has been a relentless advocate of the split tech system for many years, as his friends will confirm. He spends most of his free time riding around Summit County, specifically the Gore and 10mile Ranges. He has a background in finance and will be handling the day to day operations of the company, including customer service and sales. In addition to his role at Phantom, Alex volunteers with Summit County Rescue Group, an all volunteer search and rescue organization. 

 

Crew

Customer Service Expert:

Jason Goldstein

 

Marketing:

 

Rain Felkl

 

 

Assembly and Order Fulfillment

 

Robin Fish

 

Support

We are incredibly grateful to the following people and their contributions to Phantom over the years:

Jason Bushey

Barrows Worm De Geldern

Ryan Koupal

Zach Wilson

Buell Steelman

Mark Hartley

Ruedi Beglinger