Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Akradi founded the Company in 1992 and has been a director since its inception. Mr. Akradi was elected Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 1996. Mr. Akradi has over 30 years of experience in healthy way of life initiatives. From 1984 to 1989, he led U.S. Swim & Fitness Corporation as its Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. Mr. Akradi was a founder of the Health and Fitness Industry Leadership Council. Mr. Akradi serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Northern Oil & Gas Inc. (NYSE: NOG).
Ms. Almendares has served as a member of the board of directors since April 2021. Ms. Almendares is currently a product executive at Facebook, where she has worked since May 2020. Prior to Facebook, she was the Vice President of Global Expansion at Intuit from 2018 to 2020, Chief Executive Officer of Intuit Payments from 2017 to 2019 and Vice President of Payments Segment Leader from 2017 to 2018. From 2014 to 2016, she served as Chief Product Officer of OkCupid, leading the company through its initial public offering as part of the Match Group. She previously served on the board of directors of Inuit Mexico (NASDAQ: INTU).
Mr. Alsfine has served as a member of the board of directors since July 2019. Mr. Alsfine is a Senior Advisor to MSD Capital, L.P. (“MSD Capital”), an investment firm formed to manage the capital of Michael Dell and his family. Until December 2020, Mr. Alsfine was a Partner at MSD Capital. Mr. Alsfine joined MSD Capital in 2002 as an analyst focusing on investing in public equity securities and subsequently became the portfolio manager of a large, concentrated public equity portfolio. Mr. Alsfine became a Partner of MSD Capital in February 2014. Prior to joining MSD Capital, Mr. Alsfine worked at TG Capital Corp, a single-family investment office investing across all asset classes, McKinsey & Company, and accounting firm Fisher Hoffman Stride. Mr. Alsfine is currently a member of the board of directors of Asbury Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE: ABG) and Party City Holdings Corp (NYSE: PRTY). He is also an independent director of CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II (NYSE: PRPB), a special purpose acquisition company.
Mr. Coslet has served as a member of the board of directors since June 2015. Mr. Coslet is a Senior Partner of TPG, a global alternative asset firm and an affiliate of our Company, where he has worked since 1993. Prior to joining TPG, he worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and before that, at Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he started his career. Mr. Coslet previously served on the board of directors of IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) and PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF). He currently serves on the board of directors of Cushman & Wakefield plc (NYSE: CWK).
John G. Danhakl
Mr. Danhakl has served as a member of the board of directors since June 2015. Mr. Danhakl is Managing Partner of LGP, an affiliate of our Company. Mr. Danhakl joined LGP in 1995. Previously, Mr. Danhakl was a Managing Director in the Los Angeles office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”). Prior to DLJ, Mr. Danhakl was a Vice President in corporate finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. Mr. Danhakl currently serves on the board of directors of IQVIA (NYSE: IQV) and Mister Car Wash, Inc. (NYSE: MCW).
J. Kristofer Galashan
Mr. Galashan has served as a member of the board of directors since March 2015. Mr. Galashan is a partner of LGP, an affiliate of our Company. Mr. Galashan joined LGP in 2002. Prior to joining LGP, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston (formerly DLJ) in their Los Angeles office. Mr. Galashan currently serves on the board of directors of The Container Store (NYSE: TCS), USHG Acquisition Corp (NYSE: HUGS) and Mister Car Wash, Inc. (NYSE: MCW), and previously served on the board of directors for BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ).
Mr. Hackwell has served as a member of the board of directors since June 2015. Mr. Hackwell is a Partner at TPG, a global alternative asset firm and an affiliate of our Company, where he co-leads the Consumer group. Mr. Hackwell joined TPG in 2006. He was involved in TPG’s investments in Adare Pharmaceuticals, Aptalis Pharma, Arden Group (Gelson’s), AV Homes, Norwegian Cruise Line, Playa Hotels & Resorts and Taylor Morrison, including serving as a director of Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA).
Mr. Landau has served as a member of the board of directors since June 2015. Mr. Landau is the Managing Partner of LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on building consumer and retail businesses, which he co-founded in 2005.
Mr. Lasher has served as a member of the board of directors since August 2015. Mr. Lasher is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Capital Partners, a private investment firm based in Tampa, Florida, where he has worked since 1998. He was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lifestyle Family Fitness, a fitness chain with 55 locations, from September 2010 to July 2012. Mr. Lasher co-founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Business Solutions, Inc. (NBS), a professional employer organization based in St. Petersburg, Florida. In August 1996, NBS was acquired by Paychex, Inc. and Mr. Lasher remained as Chief Executive Officer of the Paychex PEO division until June 1997. Mr. Lasher began his professional career in public accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Lasher currently serves on the board of directors of Northern Oil & Gas (NYSE: NOG).
Alejandro Santo Domingo
Mr. Santo Domingo has served as a member of the board of directors since July 2019. Mr. Santo Domingo is a Senior Managing Director at Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc., an investment advisory firm. He is a member of the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch Inbev (NYSE: BUD) and until 2016 was a member of the board of directors of SabMiller Plc, where he was also Vice Chairman of SabMiller Plc for Latin America. He was also Vice-Chairman of SABMiller Plc. for Latin America. Mr. Santo Domingo also currently serves as a director of JDE Peet’s N.V. (OTCMKTS: JDEPF), an international coffee and tea company, ContourGlobal plc (LON: GLO), a diversified international power generation company, and Advanced Merger Partners, Inc. (NYSE: AMPI), a special purpose acquisition company affiliated with Houlihan Lokey, Inc. In the non-profit sector, Mr. Santo Domingo is Chair of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Fundación Santo Domingo. He is also a member of the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, DKMS, a foundation dedicated to finding donors for leukemia patients, Channel 13/WNET (PBS), Mount Sinai Health System and Fundación Pies Descalzos, a foundation focused on impoverished children in Colombia.
Mr. Small has served as a member of the board of directors since January 2020. Mr. Small is a Senior Investment Leader at Partners Group (USA) Inc., a global private markets firm, where he has worked since September 2014. From January 2005 to March 2011, Mr. Small was a private equity transactor focusing on emerging markets at CVC International.