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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 9, 2021 // PRNewswire // – Retro Fitness, the leader in quality fitness at low prices, today announced the appointment of Mark Andrews as Chief Development Officer. Andrews brings over 15 years of franchise development experience to the Retro Fitness executive team, led by Andrew Alfano, former Starbucks CEO. The growth of the brand’s C-suite is the final step in Retro Fitness’ leadership transformation and positions the brand for rapid growth and advancement.
Prior to joining Retro Fitness, Andrews directed all franchise sales and development for Planet Fitness. There he played a key role in attracting and selecting groups of investors in order to drive their growth, especially in the area of area development and expansion. He worked cross-functionally with other executives to help make this brand what you see today.
“We are very excited to add Mark Andrews to the executive team,” said Andrew Alfano, Retro Fitness CEO. “As more investors and small business owners turn to Retro Fitness for franchise and investment opportunities, Andrews’ expertise in area development and territories compliments our growth strategy and vision for the future of Retro Fitness.”
“The $ 30 billion fitness industry was predicted to grow 20% in the next 5 years before a global pandemic shed light on obesity and the many unhealthy behaviors of people,” Alfano continued. “It was critical that I prioritized building a team capable of capitalizing on an industry that is about to explode and more relevant than ever. It starts with your people, and I’m proud of that Talent that we gained for the company. “
Mark Andrews rounds out the talented leadership team at Retro Fitness, along with COO, Todd Scartozzi, former COO of Gold’s Gym, CMO, Victor Bao, former Marketing Director at Harley Davidson and Louis Vuitton, and CFO, Robbie sprachman, industry expert and longtime Retro Fitness Executive .
As Chief Development Officer at Retro Fitness, Mark Andrews will lead all territory and territory development and investor opportunities, including all franchise sales. This includes properties with a strong brand focus as Retro Fitness scales nationwide and directly focuses on emerging markets in Southeast Florida, Houston, Dallas, the Midwest and the Mid Atlantic.
SOURCE Retro Fitness
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