Wimp 2 Warrior appoints ex-Centrepoint Alliance CEO, Angus Benbow, as co-CEO and CRO

Angus Benbow, co-CEO & CRO at Wimp 2 Warrior

Global Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym tech company Wimp 2 Warrior (W2W) has appointed ex-CEO of both Thorney Investments-backed Centrepoint Alliance and Shadforth Financial GroupAngus Benbow, to lead the business as co-CEO and CRO.

Mr. Benbow will take over the management and running of W2W globally, splitting responsibilities with concurrent CEO and co-founder Nick Langton across capital programs, strategy, investor relations, and W2W’s global technology rollout. 

Angus Benbow’s experience prior to Wimp 2 Warrior

Mr. Benbow’s time at the helm of listed financial services company Centrepoint Alliance saw him grow fee-for-service revenue by over 100 per cent, invest in a new data and technology platform, and oversee the acquisition of a leading advice technology firm. 

At wealth advice and portfolio management business Shadforth Financial Group, he was responsible for 400 staff and $15 billion in Funds Under Advice (FUA). 

He held executive roles at News Corp Australia, wealth manager Perpetual, global management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, and a career as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Here he began as a helicopter pilot and ended as a deputy director responsible for oversight of costing data and technology of a multi-billion annual operational budget.

Mr. Benbow is proud of what he has achieved in financial advice and is excited to focus on “a truly global technology play with a solid core offering and powerhouse executive team”.

Comments on Wimp 2 Warrior’s recruitment

Angus Benbow, co-CEO & CRO at W2W said, “Nick and the team have built Wimp 2 Warrior into a truly global and highly-scalable technology platform.”

“It’s an amazing opportunity to join at an early stage of growth, and to leverage my experience in financial services and technology deployment to help transform the company even further.” 

“W2W’s programs, delivered by elite MMA athletes and world-renowned coaches, fundamentally change peoples’ lives – and that is a powerful thing.”

“They also generate significant new and ongoing revenue for our participant gyms.” 

“We help those MMA gyms improve their financial well being and sustainability with a platform that provides payments functionality and automation to reduce or completely eliminate delinquencies, along with member recruitment, engagement, and retention tools.”

“Our holistic W2W system is a gamechanger for combat sports gyms globally.”

Nick Langton, co-founder & CEO at W2W said, “Angus is coming onboard right as we begin dramatically scaling the business and rapidly accelerating our technology rollout across North America, Europe, New Zealand, and into new growth opportunities emerging in India.” 

“His seasoned leadership and complimentary skill sets in operations across financial services and technology deployment, will be invaluable at this critical stage.”

Mr. Benbow’s appointment follows other recent high-level hires including veteran MMA executive Rich Chou as VP of North America, and James Fleet as chief technology officer. 

W2W also recently closed an oversubscribed $7.5 million to roll out an online training delivery platform across 140+ participating gyms across 9 countries, soon becoming available to millions of members and ultimately any MMA gym in the world.