David Tedesco



Atlas Packs was invented by David Tedesco, born out of his frustration on a month-long Everest trek in the Himalayas with the fact that his bag had no room for both mountaineering and camera gear. Upon his return, he started to work on designs that would fill the void he saw in the marketplace.

After going through dozens of designs and pack structures, David invented the patent-pending Origami Camera Core. This features allows users to change how their bag stores and organizes both personal and camera gear without the need to purchase different size inserts or ICU’s. Atlas Packs has received numerous awards and reviews including “Camera bag of the Year” from National Geographic.

This was far from Tedesco’s first entrepreneurial endeavor. He founded his first software business at age 15 and has built, invested in, or acquired every business he has been involved with over the last 25 years. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Outlier, which he founded in 2005 and has grown to be one of the biggest private companies in the US.

David is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He is an active pilot, pianist, photographer, cyclist, mountaineer and world traveler. And you can be sure that accompanying him in all his activities is his favorite Atlas Pack.