CEO, Adviser, Entrepreneur & Keynote Speaker
Helping people and organizations realize their biggest opportunities while overcoming their toughest challenges is what I love to do. Delivering transformative and inspiring keynotes, writing thought provoking books and articles that help open minds to new possibilities and giving to others first is in my DNA. Some consider me to be an expert on technology, business, consumer trends and the health club and fitness industry. I serve in a variety of roles in many organizations and invest my time and funds in the people and organizations I believe in. My joys include cooking, playing the piano, being a friend, a father and traveling the world.
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Bryan O'Rourke is an experienced CEO, strategist, investor, board member and advisor. With a track record of growing several global brands to successful exists, his network of associates and partners have served organizations large and small. His present focus is on fitness, wellness, health clubs, technology, innovation, finance, marketing and business development, but his expertise and consultancy extends to a number of disciplines and industries. As an executive and owner in multiple companies he is also President of the non-profit Fitness Industry Technology Council, driving innovation and collaboration in the fitness space. He is considered a leading expert on technology, consumer and business trends and his views have been published in periodicals like the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Inc. Magazine, CBI and many others. IHRSA named him one of 13 to watch in 2013 and he has been named one of the top 50 most influential entrepreneurs on twitter. Bryan has contributed as an author to three published books with colleagues in the fitness sector and co-authored the 9 Partnership Principles on attributes necessary to achieving more by working with others. He is a popular keynote speaker and facilitator who has delivered inspiration and insights at industry conferences and organizational events on four continents.
Bryan O'Rourke is the founder and CEO for Vedere Ventures, LLC Integerus, LLC; CSO & Principal for Fitness Marketing Systems, LLC; CSO and partner in the Flywheel Group, LLC, and President of the Fitness Industry Technology Council. He serves on a number of boards including the board of the International Health Racquet and SportsClub Association ("IHRSA"). Bryan formerly served as Chairman of the Medical Fitness Association's Education Committee and was a member of the American Council On Exercise's Industry Advisory Panel. Bryan is available for consulting, speaking engagements and business opportunities. He is an owner and CSO of a chain of Houston based Gold's Gym Health Clubs. He has a BS in Finance from the University of New Orleans, an MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University and completed graduate studies towards a Ph.D. in Financial Economics, and has conducted continuing post graduate education at several institutions including Harvard. He is also an IHRSA designated industry expert , a Gold's Gym Franchise Association Think Tank Expert and widely sought after speaker and consultant in the fitness and wellness industry.