July 08, 2013 // Franchising.com // Highlands Ranch, Colo. – WellBiz Brands, Inc., one of the world’s largest wellness organizations with more than 360 Fitness Together and Elements Therapeutic Massage franchises nationwide, announced the addition of John Kutac as chief operating officer. With more than 20 years of high-level operations management, Kutac brings an impressive track record of growing companies through creative and strategic initiatives.
Kutac began his career with Brinker International and spent 10 years working with the legendary Norman Brinker, helping develop Romano’s Macaroni Grill from three locations to more than 200. In his most recent position as vice president of operations at a health care company, Kutac is credited for creating key performance indicators and dramatically improving operational efficiencies. The seasoned leader brings his diversified experience to the WellBiz Brands executive team where he will work closely with CEO Jeff Jervik to drive prioritized operations objectives.
“Elements and Fitness Together are poised for tremendous growth as part of one of the franchising space’s leading sectors. John’s ability to exponentially grow a company strategically and thoughtfully is exactly what we need to succeed,” said Jeff Jervik, CEO and president of WellBiz Brands, Inc. “His presence and emphasis on creative operations solutions will help our brand concepts continue to evolve in a way that sets us apart and meets the changing demands of today’s business world.”
Kutac will draw from his deep background to work with the executive team to implement best practices in leveraging key partnerships, improving unit economics, ensuring flawless execution of marketing initiatives and upholding brand standards.
“My past achievements are grounded in taking a comprehensive look at the entire company so that I can understand the challenges and viewpoints from every angle and make meaningful, impactful changes,” said Kutac. “The leadership team at WellBiz Brands is incredibly dynamic and engaged in their operations and has already built two leading brands. I’m excited to work with an accomplished team to take Elements and Fitness Together to new levels.”
Kutac joins the company in the midst of unprecedented growth for Elements Therapeutic Massage, a concept that has carved a niche in an increasingly competitive industry by specializing solely in massage services and providing a highly customized experience to each client. Fitness Together is also positioned for growth with an enhanced business model that offers both small-group personal training and one-on-one personal training options.
WellBiz Brands, Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and is one of the largest wellness franchise organizations in the United States. The company owns Fitness Together Franchise Corporation (Fitness Together), which franchises one-on-one and small group personal physical fitness training studios, and Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc. (Elements), which franchises Elements Therapeutic Massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs.
Fitness Together began franchising in 1996 and currently has 215 locations across the United States. Elements began franchising in 2006 and has 143 locations in 28 states. For more information about Fitness Together, please visit http://corp.fitnesstogether.com/. If you would like more information about Elements Therapeutic Massage, please visit http://elementsmassage.com/.
SOURCE WellBiz Brands, Inc.