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WellnessLiving is the fastest-growing, all-in-one business management software for the fitness and wellness industry. Trusted by over 5,000 business owners and more than 15 million users worldwide.
This is the second consecutive year WellnessLiving has graced the Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ list featuring the fastest-growing companies in technology, fintech, and energy tech in North America.
"This year's Technology Fast 500™ list is a true reflection of some of today's most determined and inspiring pioneers who have prospered by anticipating what's next, understanding what's needed to succeed and driving creativity forward," says Christie Simons, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and industry leader for technology, media, and telecommunications within Deloitte's audit and assurance practice. "Representing all facets of technology, the winners have shown they not only have the vision but can also expertly manage their companies through rapid growth. We congratulate each winner on their impressive achievements."
WellnessLiving's CEO and Co-Founder, Len Fridman, credits the company's 272% revenue growth to their customer-focused approach and vision to provide the fitness and wellness industry with the tools, resources, and support they need to manage and grow their businesses—a truly all-in-one solution.
"2022 has been a momentous year for WellnessLiving," says Fridman. "From releasing some incredible programs and resources that support our community like the Stand with Studios Grant Program to securing a $66.0 million investment from McCarthy Capital and CIBC Innovation Banking, we are honored to be named as one of Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ companies for the second year in a row. Our customers and their success are at the center of everything we do. I would like to thank them for all their support as we continue to grow."
Despite post-pandemic challenges and economic uncertainty, the overall $4.7 trillion Global Health, Active Lifestyle & Outdoors ("HALO") sector, as defined by Credit Suisse's research group, has a bright future ahead and can expect an influx of growth over the next several years as more people make their health a top priority. Forecasts predict that the boutique fitness segment is expected to grow 450% by 2028 with Pilates, Yoga, Meditation, MedSpa, Workout Recovery and High Intensity Interval Training ("HIIT") Boot Camps leading the multi-unit growth.
Over the next 12 months, WellnessLiving plans to enhance its built-in marketing automation and reporting tools, streamline their customer experience, and develop strategic integration partnerships to help business owners attract, convert, and retain more clients, resulting in stronger unit economics and more investment capital infused into organic growth from strong operators with branded concepts fueling consumer demand.
"As the past year has shown us, technology must keep pace with ever-changing consumer and corporate demands for faster, safer, and more efficient solutions to new societal challenges," says Paul Silverglate, vice chair, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader. "Each year, I am in awe of the immense talent the Technology Fast 500™ rankings reveal, confirming the winners' relentless pursuit of creativity and their ability to solve real-world problems that benefit us all."
In order to be eligible for the Technology Fast 500™ recognition, companies are required to own proprietary intellectual property or technology that's sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of their operating revenues. Companies must have current-year operating revenues of at least USD $5 million and base-year operating revenues of USD $50,000 minimum.
WellnessLiving is the fastest-growing, all-in-one business management software for the fitness and wellness industry. Trusted by over 5,000 business owners and more than 15 million users worldwide, WellnessLiving is the only software solution you need to manage and grow your business. Their affordable, reliable, and easy-to-use platform equips fitness and wellness business owners with all the features and tools they need to attract, convert, and retain more clients. From online booking and purchases to studio management, WellnessLiving has it all. For more information, visit www.wellnessliving.com
About the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™
Now in its 28th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ provides a ranking of the fast-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies—both public and private—in North America. Technology Fast 500™ award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. For more information, visit www.fast500.com
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Brian \"Skip\" Schipper
Open English\u00b4s most recent board member
Open English, the leading English-learning platform in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, today announced the board appointment of Brian "Skip" Schipper, executive vice president (EVP) and chief people officer of Yext, Inc. and former Human Resources (HR) lead for Twitter, Groupon and Cisco Systems. This announcement follows the addition of three board members in May, emphasizing Open English's continued growth and commitment to student success.
"Open English has proven that it has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities for professional and personal growth through language fluency," said Schipper. "As a member of their board, I will have the opportunity to apply my expertise in corporate governance and compensation practices to aid in Open English's continued growth and bring them one step closer to making English-learning accessible to all."
With a storied career spanning nearly 40 years, Brian Schipper is an HR executive who's held senior leadership roles at publicly traded companies like Twitter, Groupon, Microsoft and PepsiCo. As the EVP and chief people officer at Yext, Inc., Schipper supports the growth, scaling and international footprint of the company by developing thoughtful people and organization strategies. In this role, Schipper has successfully established Yext as a well-regarded company for career development, inclusion and employee engagement. His work has led to a bevy of acknowledgments, with Yext named the best company to work for in New York by Fortune and the Great Places to Work Institute in 2017, in addition to ranking fourth on Fortune's 30 Best Places to Work in Tech that same year.
In 2021, Schipper was elected to the board of 1stdibs where he serves as the compensation committee chairperson. In 2019, Brian was appointed board chair of DHI Group, Inc., where he sits as their longest-serving board member. He formerly chaired DHI Group's compensation committee and currently chairs their nominating and governance committee.
"Adding Brian Schipper to our board of directors is yet another exciting and important milestone for Open English,'' commented Andrés Moreno, founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer (CEO) of Open English. "With his years of HR expertise in the technology sector and a proven track record of growing global teams, Brian will maximize our company's potential and serve as an invaluable member of our board, helping us reach new heights."
To learn more about Open English, please visit https://investors.openenglish.com/.
About Open English
Open English is the leading English-learning platform in the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets, providing live, online instruction to 1.5 million students that have enrolled to date. The company is disrupting the brick-and-mortar language-learning market with a proprietary technology platform that offers unlimited, 24/7 access to live classes with native-speaking teachers. Open English offers customized learning solutions for businesses (Open English for Business), children (Open English Junior), and digital skills development (NextU). Open English has also expanded its business with Open Mundo, a new online language learning platform that offers French, Italian and Portuguese live classes. The company is headquartered in Miami, FL, with offices in Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Bangalore and São Paulo. To learn more about Open English, visit OpenEnglish.com.
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Hill Hiker, Inc., Leading Maker of Hillside Elevator Trams & Lifts, Wins Third Consecutive Industry Award
Hill Hiker Hillside Lift System
Custom-designed Hill Hiker, Inc. Outdoor Hill lift system with trolley tram-style roof provides private access to Texas ranch property.
For its third consecutive year, Hill Hiker, Inc. won an Ellie Awards recognition, maintaining its reign as Best Supplier in Special Application Lifts.
The Ellie Awards, or "Ellies," collect more than 20,000 votes annually to recognize North American elevator and escalator businesses that make large strides in the industry. Hill Hiker, Inc. received a nomination earlier this year for Best Supplier in Special Application Lifts and compiled the most votes in this category to secure the win. Industry publication Elevator World hosts this award series each year and Hill Hiker, Inc. has a number of recognitions in addition to its 2020 and 2021 Best Supplier awards. Elevator World most recently presented Hill Hiker, Inc. with a 2021 Project of the Year Award, which made the cover of the trade magazine. Hill Hiker, Inc. has over 10 total awards and project features from Elevator World.
"A third Ellie in a row is a huge accomplishment for Hill Hiker, Inc. and so important in showing how much we prioritize upholding our world-renowned reputation for quality, safety, and reliability," said Bill MacLachlan, Hill Hiker's founder. "We're going to keep up the great work for many more years to come."
Founded in 1997 by Bill and Laurel MacLachlan, Hill Hiker, Inc. is a family-owned, inclined elevator manufacturer specializing in outdoor elevation systems, also know as funiculars, lake trams, hill lifts, hillside trolleys, outdoor elevators, etc. Now celebrating 25 years of serving the community, Hill Hiker, Inc. is known worldwide for its innovative design and superior functionality.
Find out more about Hill Hiker, Inc. by visiting our website at hillhiker.com.
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