Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’
Organization (EO), with over 14,000 members worldwide, and chaired
for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of
Giants” held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today.
Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and
coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents, Verne has
spent the past three decades helping companies scaleup.
Jose Teixeira is the Head of Customer Experience at SC Fitness in Portugal.
Jose was a professional athlete in beach volleyball and studied a degree in Sports and Physical Education, before joining Solinca in 2004.
He worked as a sales consultant, club manager, area manager, operations director and now head of customer experience for the group, overseeing the Fitness Project, innovation and data.
Jose is an amazing expert in the area of customer experience and incredibly passionate about sharing his knowledge to help others, if you are heading to IHRSA 2020, then go along to his session called - Creating Loyal Customers.
Rich Hutson is the CEO CHi Fitness, he is a career “lifer” in the fitness industry starting as a personal trainer in Canada. He moved to Australia and spent 10 years working with the biggest brands including Healthlands and Fitness First. In 2001 he was given the opportunity to be part of the senior exececutive team that took Fitness First across 6 Asian countries and to over 100 clubs. He also spent 6 years as the Sales Director for Fitness First Europe overseeing 6 countries and 210 clubs. In 2016 he left FF to open Fire Fitness, the first boutique fitness clubs in Malaysia. 2017 saw him take his biggest challenge, the CEO role at CHi Fitness, where he was instrumental in turning the business around and taking it to sale in less than 15 months. Rich starts a new role in 2020 as the business development Manager for Evolution Wellness and will leading their brand new Low cost high value brand called GoFit.