Retro Fitness Announces New COO, Mike Rogers
National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Hires Seasoned Franchise Executive to Lead Corporate Strategy and Future Growth
June 27, 2017 // Franchising.com // COLTS NECK, N.J. - Retro Fitness - a national low-cost, high-value fitness franchise - is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Rogers, who will serve as the company’s first Chief Operations Officer. Rogers most recently served as Director of License Store Operations at Starbucks Coffee Company, where he led the brand through record growth for over 20 years.
With over 30 years of progressive restaurant, retail and franchise leadership experience, Rogers is an expert at building customer and shareholder value through assembling world-class teams in both corporate and franchise consultant models. Known for his ability to grow organizations from mid-sized start-up to national brand presence, Rogers is a strategic leader who will be realigning Retro Fitness’ resources and assets for future growth. As Chief Operations Officer, Rogers will oversee the company’s ongoing operations and procedures. He will also enhance business growth efforts in order to unleash disciplined innovation and encourage long-term stability.
“We’re thrilled to add another tremendously talented individual to our team that is passionate about moving our brand forward,” said Eric Casaburi, CEO and founder of Retro Fitness, which has more than 150 gyms open in 16 states. The fitness franchise opened 14 gyms and signed more than 20 new franchise agreements for new or emerging market development in 2016.
Casaburi continued, “Retro Fitness is poised for growth and innovation. Mike Rogers is a strategic hire that will ensure we are producing real results. I know he will impact our future story immensely.”
During his career with Starbucks, Rogers worked in executive operation roles within the organization, specializing in: progressive restaurant and retail leadership, product development, procurement, enterprise project management, business to business consulting, human resources, strategic planning, capital project management and more. Before holding director level positions for 15 years, Rogers built a strong corporate office track record while proving his ability to influence organizational change and deliver enterprise capital proposals for board level approval. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
About Retro Fitness
Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Eric Casaburi, Retro Fitness has evolved from a regional Northeast gym concept into a national fitness system with more than 150 gyms open in 16 states. Under Casaburi’s leadership, Retro Fitness is expanding its footprint with more than 100 gyms in its development pipeline and plans to have 250 gyms open in the next two years in new, major markets, such as Florida, Illinois, California, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Each Retro Fitness location is equipped with a full-service fitness center, including 60-100 pieces of equipment supplied by leading manufacturers. The burgeoning franchise has placed in the top 300 of Entrepreneur’s magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500 list for six consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.retrofitness.com, and to learn more about franchise opportunities visit www.retrofranchising.com.
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