"Stefan is the best candidate that we could have wished for! I am very impressed by his experience in the fitness industry, strong network, innovation, drive and first and foremost by his passion to create new things and encourage more people to live a healthy lifestyle", says CEO FitTech Company Natalia Karbasova.
Tilk comments: "I want to leverage FitTech Company's expertise in new tech and industry insights to help global health, fitness and wellbeing companies achieve their goals in times of transformation. The combination of consumer insights, technology innovation and proven models for success will be critical, in my view, to the future success of companies in our industry. I am excited to be a part of that paradigm shift."
Commenting on his decision, Tilk adds: "I am fascinated by the dynamic of this young team, especially by their drive to help fitness- and health-oriented industries to move forward, fast."
Before he officially joins the team on June 1, Stefan Tilk will dive into the current industry trends as a host at this year's FitTech Summit, which takes place virtually from May 25 to 28. Among other things, Tilk interview Melanie Lauer (CEO Kettler by Trisport) about the current home fitness revolution.
About Stefan Tilk
Stefan Tilk started his career at TUI after completing a bank apprenticeship and earning a degree. He later worked as a manager at Deutsche Bahn and Bertelsmann, after which he joined Fitness First Germany as CEO and spent nine years repositioning the company for the digital age. After leaving FitNess First in 2017, he and his partner acquired franchise rights for Germany from the US fitness brand Anytime Fitness. He is still active there as a shareholder.
About FitTech Summit: Digital Edition 2021
The current who's who of the global FitTech scene will meet this year at FitTech Summit:Digital Edition. From May 25-28, 2021, over 30 founders and executives from visionary FitTech companies like WHOOP, Hyperice, Muse, Endel or CLMBR will share what's currently changing the fitness world technologically - and what's next. For details on the full program, visit: fittechsummit.com
About FitTech Company
FitTech Company hosts the FitTech Summit, Europe's leading conference platform for fitness technology and the future of wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. The first edition tool place in 2018 and has since then welcomed the world’s leading fitness, health and tech visionaries on ist stage, such as Tom Cortese (co-founder Peloton), Mike Lee (founder MyFitnessPal), Joe de Sena (founder Spartan Race), and Hap Klopp (founder The North Face). "At FitTech Summit, you can meet market newcomers who will become your serious competion tomorrow," says Oliver Schulokat, CEO Cyberobics at RSG Global.
Natalia Karbasova founded the FitTech Summit in 2018 as part of Hubert Burda Media and later secured the rights to the event thorugh a management buyout. Sergej Hermann (COO), Max Gaub (CCO) and Andreas Schröder (Advisor and Angel Investor) joined as co-founders in 2020.