Currently leading EPIC Solutions, Inc. - one of the most innovative concepts brought to the Health, Wellness, and Fitness Industry as the Founder and President.

Highly motivated business-to-business development professional with a strong track record of successful partnership development and management.  Proven ability in developing, implementing, and managing key corporate platforms. Diverse background encompasses partnership development and management, member product sales and management, wellness product solutions provider, corporate business development, marketing, personnel and revenue management, and contract negotiations.

Veteran real estate entrepreneur with extensive background in market research, contract negotiations, marketing, budget allocation, resource allocation, and project management. Managed multiple properties in a diversified portfolio into rental, land contract, and ownership opportunities.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present


EPIC Solutions, Inc.

EPIC Philosophy - EPIC is a set of tools organizations use to drive profitability, differentiate, increase retention, and help acquire new members by leveraging this different market.Your facility could, and should, become the gateway to all of your Members fitness goals - 5Ks, 10Ks, Sprint Triathlons, Kayaking, Hiking....whatever you can imagine, its called the Active Lifestyle Market.What does EPIC deliver - a turnkey approach - delivering all required Marketing, Staff Training, and a customizable online-member platform. Events, activities, and trips will now be at your members and staff's fingertips where they will have been trained to sell your key profit centers much more effectively.Organizations can now help their members plan, prepare, and train consumers for their Active Lives occurring outside of the facility...inside the facility - all good for the bottom line!

2001 - 2009

Real Estate Entrepreneur

Self Employed

·Sole proprietor purchasing 14 residential units.

·Grew portfolio to $1.4 million in assets with equity of $376,000 and cash flow of $43,200 annually.

·Created a unique home ownership opportunity with a dynamic option-amortization schedule focusing on niche market of tier 2-3 credit clients.

·Assessing risk of real estate market and understanding the importance of consistent SWOT analysis to prevent loss and maximize profits.

·Minimizing legal risks with attorney representation, proper insurance policies, and effective arbitration when needed.

·Market analysis and psychographic profile tools created for purchasing and upgrading of residential property in multiple markets through the nation.

Jan 2006 - Oct 2008

National Business Development Manager

Life Time Fitness INC.

·Represented Life Time Fitness in the negotiation, development, and management of strategic partnerships and yearly contracts with 300+ local and national partners providing exclusive benefits to club members through the LTF Member Advantage Program.

·Achieved 100% of partnership acquisition goal 35 out of 35 months.

·Personally secured 30% of divisional goals to expand national partnerships from 10 to 119 partners in 2008 with companies such as:Dell, Blockbuster, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Results provided key corporate alliances throughout the markets.

·Created and implemented comprehensive, customizable marketing plans resulting in a 95% overall satisfaction rate from partners.

·Re-branded and launched NEW Member Advantage Program that reduced member attrition by 3-5%, saving the company $3-5 million in annual revenue.

Top performer who was selected to manage the “Club Within a Club” platform designed to target specific interests groups inside the club and increase member connectivity through communication, interest group specific news, educational information and events, and social networking between members.

Oct 2004 - Dec 2005

Corporate Wellness Key Account Manager

Life Time Fitness INC.

·Managed relationships between key corporate accounts and Life Time Fitness providing forward thinking solutions to corporations focusing on preventive methods in order to reduce overall healthcare costs.

·Secured Strategic Partnerships delivering the Life Time Fitness industry leading Total Health Solutions to Fortune 500 companies Microsoft, Dell, and General Dynamics, generating $2.6 million in revenue.

2003 - 2005

Strategic Business Development

Life Time Fitness INC.

·Managed local launch and partnership development of the Life Time Fitness Sports Membership in 2003 for a territory consisting of 17 clubs in 4 states.

·Expanded lead sales representative role to collaborate with marketing and operations teams in development of the Sports Membership website and marketing materials designed to better educate and inform membership base to partner offerings resulting in a 90% partner renewal rate.

·Attained 110% of the partnership acquisition plans through the management of 125+ sales advisors in assigned market.

·Curbed membership attrition by 10% and generated annual revenue of $6 million through the Associate Membership tier.

·Increased revenue by 300% in first year as “Team Lead” for Associate Membership.

Oct 1999 - May 2003

Sales Manager

Life Time Fitness INC.

·Responsible for revenue generated in upwards of $2.2 million annually.

·Exceeded sales goals annually by 12 percent.

·Responsible for managing in upwards of 16 revenue-producing direct reports.

·Maintained EBITDA budget with savings of up to 7% on operation costs monthly.

Sep 1997 - Sep 1999

General Manager

Bally Total Fitness

·Responsible for managing 4 direct reports per facility.

·Exceeded sales goals annually by 21 percent in 1998 and 24 percent in 1999.

·2000 Elite Performer for Detroit – awarded to top 10% of GM’s on a national basis.

·Successfully managed 5 locations in the metro Detroit area.


Sep 2009 - Aug 2010


DePaul University - Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

DePaul University, one of the nation's largest private universities and home of a top-ranked MBA program, has been located at the heart of Chicago's civic, business and legal communities for more than a century. The Real Estate Center at DePaul University builds on more than over 90 years of real estate education. DePaul offered its first real estate course in 1913, and has been offering a wide range of undergraduate courses for more than 60 years and MBA-level courses since 1975.

DePaul's Graduate Entrepreneur Program was ranked second in the Entrepreneur Magazine/Princeton Review national rankings of university entrepreneurship programs. DePaul's Entrepreneurship program is internationally recognized and award-winning. DePaul University is ranked one of the country's 10 best academic institutions for entrepreneurship education, according to Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. The program is designed for individuals who are preparing to start their own businesses, or who are managing innovative processes in established firms.

The opportunities for creating and growing new enterprises have never been greater as markets open and expand globally. In today's fast-paced environment, success depends upon the implementation of great ideas, and knowing how to stimulate and sustain the creativity of an entrepreneurial firm. In this program, innovative and challenging coursework is led by expert faculty and practicing entrepreneurs, and direct and intense contact with renowned entrepreneurial leaders is emphasized.

AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, accredits the MBA program at DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. For the past ten years,the part-time MBA program has been ranked among the best 10 in US News & World Report's annual rankings.

Real Estate majors are able to reach across academic boundaries to create a truly interdisciplinary pursuit. Students at both the MBA and undergraduate levels may take courses in finance, economics, public policy, geography, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, sociology and law.

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