GymRevenue, an all-in-one fitness club management software, announced the addition of Ron Merryman as their new chief information officer. Merryman, who served as the vice president of information technology for YouFit Gyms from 2015 to 2022, brings over a decade of experience in executive leadership, business and product development, business analytics, software project management, data mining, and data visualization in the fitness industry.
“If you work in data, your goal is to uncover insights that present a means to actionable change,” said Merryman. “I see GymRevenue as a means to actionable change for an industry. I could not be more excited to be a part of that journey.”
Working with GymRevenues’ product, operations and development teams, Merryman will play a key role in helping GymRevenue leverage data to develop product enhancements and features in tandem with their rapid growth. Merryman will oversee design, integration, and continuous improvement of major business domains like business intelligence, CRM, data warehouse, human capital management, member billing system, as well as accounting software and multi-channel, integrated marketing tools.
“Adding Ron is crucial for this stage of our growth,” said Alec Salzman, the CEO of GymRevenue. “We’ve worked with over 100 industry executives, club owners and operators and we’ve set out to ensure that we’re actively using the vast amount of data our software deals with every day to their advantage. Ron’s experience is second to none and we’re a data-driven company, so we’ll be continuing with this core tenet.”
Merryman’s arrival comes on the heels of 24 months of extensive user research, UX and UI testing, and extensive field testing in various clubs, markets, and business models. Both moves reflect the company’s rapid growth trajectory and GymRevenues’ client-first technology approach.
“The software had been built for about a year prior to user-testing,” said Salzman. “The most important aspect for us was that operators would be able to use it in real-time. Almost 100 industry executives, club owners, operators and staff tested and gave us really amazing feedback. So when we say GymRevenue is designed and built by fitness owners and operators for fitness owners and operators, we really mean it.”
GymRevenue, which serves hundreds of fitness and athletic clubs, has managed to grow and expand in a time when athletic clubs are downsizing and struggling to maintain their customer base in the face of unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and a fiercely competitive operating space. With a streamlined club management solution, GymRevenue sets out to help fitness industry operators streamline their business operations while cutting down on overhead and multiple platform inefficiencies.
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