Industry Update
Appointment17 February 2021

Rick Stollmeyer

Appointed Advisory Board Member
At Global Wellness Institute in Miami - FL, USA

Rick Stollmeyer

The nonprofit Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the leading research and educational resource for the global wellness industry, today announced the appointment of Rick Stollmeyer, wellness entrepreneur, co-founder of Mindbody and author, to its advisory board.

After stepping away from running Mindbody's day-to-day activities last year, Stollmeyer penned a new book to inspire wellness entrepreneurs to maximize opportunities in the "fourth wave of wellness." Building a Wellness Business That Lasts outlines how the at-home, digital wellness revolution will become even more accelerated in the years to come.

During his two decades at the helm, Mindbody made the "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest-growing private companies for seven years in a row (from 2008 to 2014). In 2015, an IPO raised $100 million, and in 2019, Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm, acquired Mindbody for an eye-watering $1.9 billion.

Stollmeyer has played a key role in the development of the modern wellness industry—from the introduction of the industry's first integrated online booking and business management systems in the early 2000s to the release of the first fully cloud-based business management solution in 2005 to the groundbreaking Mindbody consumer app that is used by millions of people to connect with wellness services providers worldwide.

As an advisory board member, Stollmeyer will contribute to GWI's mission of empowering wellness worldwide by facilitating collaboration, providing global research and insight, triggering innovation, and advocating for growth and sustainability, and contributing to the development of the organization's five pillars: Research, Initiatives, Roundtable Discussions, WellnessEvidence.com and The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease.

Global Wellness Institute

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower wellness worldwide by educating the public and private sectors about preventative health and wellness.
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