Is the former President of the Nautilus Commercial Division and Senior Market Development Director for Reebok International. He has previously designed wellness programming for various governments around the world focusing on general wellness issues as well as specific training protocols for seniors corporations and youth.
Jim was at one time the personal fitness advisor to King Hussein of Jordan as well as other heads of state. During Jim’s tenure at Nautilus the company was voted the No. 1 & No. 2 hottest growth company in the USA with a market cap of under 1 billion dollars in 2001 & 2002 respectively.
Jim Teatum has been responsible for the planning and equipping of over 650 fitness centers spanning some 60 markets.
He has been responsible for implementing marketing programs to assist clubs in generating revenue streams. An active speaker and educator Jim has addressed major conferences in Moscow, Sidney, London, Beijing and Tokyo.
A Certified Public Accountant since 1984. Previously. Mr. Jackson was with the international accounting firm of KPMG. While there, he worked as a financial consultant and auditor for a number of film companies including Carolco Films and New World Pictures.
From 1985 to 1999, Mr. Jackson co-founded and assumed CEO and CFO positions for several physical fitness centers including management of over $20 million in annual revenue and 540 employees in the U.S. and Asia. As a part of this assignment, Mr. Jackson raised over $10 million in capital, while directly overseeing all accounting activities and preparation of financial statements for shareholders in the U.S. and Asia. Mr. Jackson sold his fitness center assets to Bally Total Fitness in early 2000, netting compounded annual returns of over 45% to his shareholders. From 2000 to present, Mr. Jackson has developed a new line of fitness centers in Asia and has served on the board of several fitness companies.
Mr. Jackson graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Accounting.
Nad Miyan began his career in North America, after completing his education in the UK and USA. He has successfully opened and operated clubs in Canada, UK, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Bahrain.
With his commercial drive and business acumen, he has enhanced and further developed a number of health club chains moving on to run his own consultancy business (Jocomi Health & Fitness) across the Middle East and North Africa with clients that included: Gold’s Gym, Fitness First, Dragonfly Spa’s, Intercontinental Hotels, Apple Fitness and Accor Hotels.
In 2006, Nad was appointed Group Business Manager for Fitness First, Middle East & North Africa. During his tenure, he successfully launched and operated the brand in Lebanon (2 clubs), Jordan (2 clubs), Bahrain, and added a further 7 clubs to the chain in the UAE. Managing a 20 strong team of group, regional, area and club based professionals, with overall responsibility for 300+ employees and an annual operating budget in excess of US$15m. Overall, Nad maintained an EBITDA of 28%, retention of approximately 68% and consistently drove the region to achieve its’ budgets and targets.
Most recently, Nad was head-hunted to lead the development of clubs in Qatar – requiring franchise contract negotiations and the provision of comprehensive turnkey solutions. Nad is an accomplished operator with the unique skill sets to develop and innovate in every discipline of club development and day-to-day management.