NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA June 10, 2010 - Despite recessionary times, a New Orleans based executive has been behind the significant growth of several emerging businesses serving the fitness industry. His firm Fitmarc, which he owns with partner Robert Dyer, now services over 600 health and wellness facilities and 4,000 fitness professionals by deliveringfitness and wellness solutions including the globally recognized Les Mills™ group exercise programs. His wellness consultancy firm Integerus, LLC now serves dozens of fitness and wellness industry organizations by providing unique strategic advisory solutions and The Flywheel Group, which he owns with partner and CEO Clint S. Lee, helps organizations adopt cloud based technology solutions using the salesforce.com platform. All of these companies did not exist four years ago and now are multi-million dollar businesses serving hundreds of clients with over 50 employees behind them.
Mr. O’Rourke has seen success before, consulting to and growing brands in the franchise industry like Smoothie King and Planet Smoothie, where he was CEO. He served as Chief Financial Officer to Al Copeland Investments, creator and former owner of the Popeye’s and Church’s chains and has been a highly sought after consultant in IT, international trade, finance, franchising and fitness. After becoming more involved in thefitness and wellness industry in early 2000, O’Rourke eventually became CSO and partner of Fitmarc in 2006, he also founded Integerus, LLC in 2008 to focus on helping fitness and wellness organizations deal with and take advantage of emerging technologies.
Mr. O’Rourke, a Louisiana native, has an extensive history of delivering innovative knowledge and support to both fast growing small and large established enterprises. He has been a featured speaker at fitness industry conferences, is a published writer and serves as Co-Chair of the Medical Fitness Association’s education committee. He and his organizations have worked on projects with the leadership of such global fitness organizations as Polar, PT on the Net ,Fitpro, Spectrum Athletic Clubs , 24 Hour Fitness and MindBody to name a few.
O’Rourke had this to say, “ I see a bright future ahead for our businesses and for the fitness and wellness industries, which I believe will ultimately play a significant role in helping to address the growing health care crisis in the U.S. and globally. It’s great to work with progressive people and smart and dedicated partners. Fortunately we see a lot more exciting things ahead for us.”
For more information visit www.bryankorourke.com or contact Fitmarc™ at 1-800-814-1207.