Mr. Grabowski has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since May 2017. Mr. Grabowski is a Managing Partner at Snapdragon Capital Partners, which he founded in 2018, where he focuses on health and wellness as a core vertical of investment. From August 2016 to June 2018, Mr. Grabowski was a partner at TPG Growth, where he oversaw the platform’s consumer investments. From January 2007 to August 2016, Mr. Grabowski was a Managing Director at L Catterton, a middle market consumer-focused private equity firm. Mr. Grabowski has prior private equity experience at AEA Investors and American Capital Strategies. Mr. Grabowski holds an A.B. degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Geisler is our founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and on our board of directors since 2017. Mr. Geisler began his career in fitness with the purchase of LA Boxing in 2001. He franchised the brand and built it into the largest boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts fitness franchise in the country. Mr. Geisler sold the business to UFC Gym in 2012. In 2015, Mr. Geisler purchased Club Pilates, which at the time had about 30 locations. Mr. Geisler served as CEO and led the company through robust growth, roughly quadrupling the number of open studio locations, before selling a stake of the company to private equity firm TPG Growth in May 2017. Later in 2017, Mr. Geisler created Xponential Fitness, with the vision of integrating leading boutique fitness brands across all fitness verticals on one platform. In addition to Club Pilates, he has brought 9 other brands onto the platform since, creating the largest boutique fitness franchise company in the world, with over 2,000 global locations. Mr. Geisler holds a B.A. from University of Southern California.
Ms. Morris has served on our board of directors since May 2019. Ms. Morris has over 35 years of experience in finance, accounting and operations roles concentrated in consumer products, food and beverage, retail and wholesale sectors. Ms. Morris is currently a Partner at CSuite Financial Partners, a financial executive services firm, which she joined in November 2015. Ms. Morris currently serves on the boards of directors of Boot Barn Holdings, Inc., Duluth Holdings Inc. and Asarasi Inc, a private sparkling tree water company. From 2016 to 2019, Ms. Morris served as Chief Financial Officer at Apex Parks Group, a privately held operating company of family entertainment centers, water parks and amusement parks. From 2015 to 2016, Ms. Morris served as Senior Vice President, Finance at Hot Topic, Inc., a specialty retailer. From 2013 to 2015, Ms. Morris served as Chief Financial Officer at 5.11 Tactical, a tactical gear and apparel wholesaler and retailer. Ms. Morris holds a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and an M.B.A. from Seattle University.
Chelsea A. Grayson
Ms. Grayson has served on our board of directors since October 2021. An experienced public company CEO and board member, Ms. Grayson has over 20 years of experience in business, corporate finance, governance, M&A and law. She currently serves as an Executive-in-Residence at Wunderkind (formerly BounceX), a leading marketing technologies provider. Prior to her current role, Ms. Grayson served as CEO and a member of the board of directors of True Religion, Inc. from October 2017 to June 2019, a formerly public denim company based in Los Angeles. Before True Religion, she was the CEO and a member of the board of directors (and before that, the General Counsel) at American Apparel Inc. from December 2014 to April 2017, a formerly public vertically integrated apparel manufacturer which she helped to successfully sell to Gildan Activewear Inc. She began her career in the legal space and was a partner in the M&A practice for Jones Day, where she ran the firm’s M&A practice for the California region. Ms. Grayson currently serves on the board of directors of Spark Networks, Goodness Growth Holdings and iHerb, and is Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Lapmaster Group Holdings. She is a member of the UCLA Board of Visitors in the English Department and a Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Grayson received her JD from Loyola Law School and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.