Renee DeAngelis

Coach, Head of Talent

Renee coaches executive and senior leaders by tapping into their confusion; helping them understand themselves, their fears and what’s holding them back – ultimately supporting them to transform into the best version of themselves.

Renee is a 20+ year veteran of the indoor climbing, yoga, and fitness industry. As an owner and CEO of Planet Granite, Renee grew the company from a single gym to operating four state-of-the-art facilities in two states before merging with two climbing companies in a venture backed by private equity. As COO of this group, Renee led the company through the challenges of merging three different cultures and operations, and unifying everyone under the brand of Movement Climbing, Yoga and Fitness. She gained deep insight into the challenges and skills demanded in scaling a soulful business – growing from mom-and-pop with an obsessive focus on customer and employee experience into the largest nationwide operator of climbing gyms. Renee is passionate about establishing clear values and behaviors as a foundation for stellar company culture. It is from here that solid growth and long term success begin.

Renee holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California.

Based in Santa Cruz, California, Renee is most often chasing surf, snow or remote desert towers to climb when she’s not at work. She is compulsive about creating transformative experiences through her work and outdoor adventures.