management-team

Management Team

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Chris Rondeau , Chief Executive Officer

Chris Rondeau has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Planet Fitness since January 2013. Prior to that he served as the Chief Operating Officer since 2003. Mr. Rondeau joined Planet Fitness in 1993, working the front desk at the very first location in Dover, NH, one year after the original founders, Michael and Marc Grondahl, started the Company in 1992. Today the brand has over 2,000 locations system-wide.

Throughout the years, Chris played a critical role in developing and refining the unique, low-cost/high-value business model and lean operating system that revolutionized both the fitness and franchising industry. Under Rondeau’s leadership, Planet Fitness has experienced tremendous growth and has been recognized for many accolades including, Entrepreneur Franchise 500 – Fastest Growing Franchise List, Franchise Times’ Top 200, Forbes’ America’s Best Franchises, Newsweek Best Customer Service, and Best Places to Work in New Hampshire. An innovative entrepreneur, Mr. Rondeau was honored as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year and inducted into the UNH Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Mr. Rondeau also received an honorary doctorate degree from Philadelphia University and received the University’s honorary innovation medal.

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Dorvin Lively , President

Dorvin Lively joined Planet Fitness in July 2013 and currently serves as our President, previously serving as our Chief Financial Officer and President. Mr. Lively, a 30-year veteran of corporate finance for various retail and consumer-products companies, leads our finance, treasury, financial planning and supply chain functions, and oversees strategic and long-term planning. Prior to joining Planet Fitness, from August 2011 to July 2013, Mr. Lively served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for RadioShack Corporation. In these positions, Mr. Lively led the company’s finance, treasury, financial planning, investor relations, supply chain, and dealer franchise functions. Prior to RadioShack, Mr. Lively served as Chief Financial Officer at Ace Hardware Corp. His experience also includes previous positions at Maidenform Brands, Toys R Us, The Reader’s Digest Association, and Pepsi-Cola International. Mr. Lively is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas.

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Tom Fitzgerald , Chief Financial Officer

Tom Fitzgerald joined Planet Fitness in 2020 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of financial strategy and management. Mr. Fitzgerald has over 30 years of leadership experience in financial management in the retail industry, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Potbelly Sandwich Works. Prior to Potbelly, he served in varying executive roles at Charming Charlie Inc. including President and Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer. Previously, Mr. Fitzgerald served as Chief Administrative Officer of Sears Canada. Additionally, he held several leadership positions at Liz Claiborne, was Chief Financial Officer at Burlington Coat Factory, and served as Chief Operating Officer of Bath & Body Works. Mr. Fitzgerald began his career at PepsiCo, where he held various leadership roles in finance and planning. Mr. Fitzgerald holds an MBA in Finance from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida.

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Kathy Gentilozzi , Chief People Officer

Kathy Gentilozzi joined Planet Fitness in 2019 as the Company’s Chief People Officer. In this role, she oversees general HR operations, talent acquisition, leadership development, business partner support, culture and employee engagement, benefits and compensation. Ms. Gentilozzi has more than 30 years of Human Resources leadership experience at national retail brands, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at FULLBEAUTY Brands where she led all HR initiatives to support 2,000 associates. Prior to that, Ms. Gentilozzi served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Aéropostale, supporting over 25,000 employees in 1,000 retail locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. She also served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Macy’s Inc., and has held various leadership positions at The May Department Store Company, including corporate and division roles. Ms. Gentilozzi is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She received her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University.

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Craig Miller , Chief Digital & Information Officer

Craig Miller has served as Chief Digital & Information Officer of Planet Fitness since September 2017, where he drives the vision and leadership of the Company’s technology innovation as well as managing its digital information systems. Mr. Miller brings more than 20 years of experience in building industry-leading technology systems and innovative customer facing applications within prominent consumer companies. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer at Sonic Drive-In, where he was responsible for developing and executing the technology transformation strategies and services, including customer experience, digital engagement, store operations, advanced analytics, and corporate solutions. Prior to joining Sonic, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video where he led strategic planning and development for the implementation of a new retail technology portfolio for all business functions. Mr. Miller previously held several senior technology roles at Bank of America, PepsiCo, and a software development firm that specialized in large-scale enterprise solutions and consumer products. Mr. Miller received his Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook and Master’s from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He also currently serves on the Board of the Fitness Industry Technology Council (Fit-C).

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Ray Miolla , Chief Development Officer

Ray Miolla joined Planet Fitness in June 2018 as our Chief Development Officer, responsible for driving strategic initiatives to fuel the Company’s overall system-wide growth. With more than 20 years of experience in real estate and development, Mr. Miolla most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate, Store Development and Franchise Services at Gap, Inc., responsible for all brands including Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and outlet stores. While at Gap, Inc., he opened more than 150 new stores annually worldwide and grew the franchise business to more than 400 locations in over 40 countries. He previously served as Vice President, Real Estate, Franchise and Business Development for Jamba Juice and also spent nearly a decade with Burger King, eventually overseeing more than 1,700 franchise locations and staff in all major operating areas. Mr. Miolla received his Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

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Jeremy Tucker , Chief Marketing Officer

Jeremy Tucker has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since November 2019. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the Company's national and local marketing, branding, creative development and media, digital and social media, brand partnerships and sponsorships, communications, and corporate social responsibility. Mr. Tucker has nearly 20 years of experience across large-scale, global industries, most recently serving as Vice President, Marketing Communications & Media for Nissan North America where he served as the U.S. head of marketing. Previously, Mr. Tucker served as Vice President, Strategic Marketing for The Walt Disney Company and he has also held a number of marketing leadership roles at PepsiCo. Mr. Tucker has an MBA in Marketing from Southern Methodist University and holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Fine Arts from Louisiana State University.

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Bill Bode , Chief Operations Officer

Bill Bode has served as Planet Fitness Chief Operations Officer since December 2020. In this role, he leads our Franchise Operations, Corporate Operations and Vendor teams. He joined Planet Fitness in 2016 as the Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations. Prior to joining Planet Fitness, Mr. Bode held several senior leadership positions at Dunkin' Brands, including serving as Regional Vice President of Dunkin' Donuts Northeast where he was responsible for overseeing the operations of more than 2,600 restaurants. Throughout his tenure at Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Bode was also responsible for U.S brand compliance and business development along with leadership positions overseeing training, store development, marketing, and franchising. Prior to joining Dunkin' Brands, he was a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee in Richmond, VA.

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McCall Gosselin , SVP Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility

McCall Gosselin joined Planet Fitness in January 2013 and currently serves as SVP of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s internal and external communications, including public relations, crisis management, executive communications, philanthropy, community relations and sustainability. Prior to Planet Fitness, Ms. Gosselin worked at Dunkin’ Brands on the global public relations team. Prior to Dunkin’, she worked at various communications agencies in both Boston and Washington, DC on behalf of various leading retail brands. Ms. Gosselin was named a Top Woman in PR by PR News in 2020. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Communications from American University in Washington, DC, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manchester, NH.

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Brian O’Donnell , VP, Chief Accounting Officer

Brian O’Donnell joined Planet Fitness in February 2016 and currently serves as VP, Chief Accounting Officer. In this role, he oversees the Company’s accounting and treasury functions. Mr. O’Donnell has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of finance and accounting roles. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. O’Donnell most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Sonus Networks. Prior to Sonus, he worked for more than 10 years in public accounting with both Deloitte and Touche and Arthur Andersen. Mr. O’Donnell holds a CPA and received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Assumption College in Massachusetts.

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Jennifer Simmons , SVP Business Strategy & Analytics

Jennifer Simmons joined Planet Fitness in November 2013 and currently serves as SVP, Business Strategy & Analytics. In this role, she leads the data analytics function that supports business performance and strategic decision making, and is responsible for facilitating the ongoing development, communication and execution of the corporate strategic plan. Prior to joining Planet Fitness, Ms. Simmons worked in Finance and Business Planning roles for Timberland, PepsiCo, and Fisher Scientific International. Ms. Simmons has an MBA in Finance from the University of New Hampshire and holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Sociology from Indiana University.

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Justin Vartanian , General Counsel

Justin Vartanian serves as our General Counsel and has been with the company since March of 2014. Mr. Vartanian played a critical role in the Company’s initial public offering in August of 2015 and has since overseen all public company, corporate governance and franchising matters as a key member of the company’s leadership team. Prior to joining Planet Fitness, Mr. Vartanian was a corporate attorney at Devine Millimet. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the NH/VT/ME Region of the American Red Cross and the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire.