Management Team


Chris Rondeau , Chief Executive Officer

Chris Rondeau has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2013. He previously served as our Chief Operating Officer since 2003. Mr. Rondeau joined Planet Fitness in 1993, one year after our original founders, Michael and Marc Grondahl, started the Company in 1992. Throughout the years, he has played a critical role, working side by side with them to develop and refine the unique, low-cost/high-value business model and lean operating system that we believe revolutionized both the fitness and franchising industry. An innovative entrepreneur, Mr. Rondeau was honored as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in New England in 2016.


Dorvin Lively , President & Chief Financial Officer

Dorvin Lively has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2013 and was named President & Chief Financial Officer in April 2017. 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.


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.

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.


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.


Justin Vartanian , General Counsel

Justin Vartanian serves as our General Counsel and has been with the company since March of 2014. Justin 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, Justin was a corporate attorney at Devine Millimet. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the NH/VT Region of the American Red Cross.


Bill Bode , Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations

Bill Bode joined Planet Fitness in 2016 and serves as the Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations, bringing extensive experience brand building on both the franchisor and franchisee sides of the business. Mr. Bode joins Planet Fitness from Dunkin' Brands where he held various senior leadership positions, most recently serving as the Regional Vice President of Dunkin' Donuts Northeast where he was responsible for overseeing the operations of over 2,600 restaurants. Throughout his tenure at Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Bode also had responsibility for U.S brand compliance and business development, store development, marketing and franchising. Prior to joining Dunkin' Brands, he was a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee in Richmond, VA.


Jim Esposito , Senior Vice President of Corporate Club Operations

Jim Esposito has served as our Senior Vice President of Corporate Club Operations since January 2016. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the Company in successfully managing people, processes and special initiatives for global operations for several leading consumer brands. He has a solid record of delivering rapid business results while positioning franchised and corporate-owned businesses to greater levels of profitability and operational efficiencies. Jim is a dynamic change agent able to lead through and manage change using innovative, out-of-the box approaches. Prior to joining Planet Fitness, Jim worked at Panera Bread, where he collaborated with a cross-functional team to drive business results and key initiatives. Prior to Panera Bread, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Papa Gino's and D'Angelo, where he was directly responsible for the brand’s operations, sales growth, and increased profitability. He also spent 11 years with Burger King Corporation, where he held a number of key operations positions, including the leadership of Burger King’s Global Restaurant Systems group, which consisted of more than 1,400 restaurants in 10 countries around the world.