Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Fitness Connection (Company) to conduct a search for a General Counsel position.
Overview: The General Counsel will serve as the primary legal counsel to the Company, and will advise the CEO and the executive team as well as the Board of Directors. The GC will be responsible for all legal affairs for the Company, including retail leasing, employment matters and human resources, corporate governance, commercial contracts, consumer protection including data security, litigation management, and ongoing compliance programs.
Company: Founded in 1999, Fitness Connection is a category leader in the HVLP fitness segment, offering the full range of amenities and services of a large, full-service premium club for as low as $10 per month. Memberships include access to state- of-the-art strength / cardio equipment, functional training areas, women’s only workout areas, short-term child care, cycling studios, as well as other amenities and services. In addition, memberships typically include 30+ unique group workout classes including spin, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing and high intensity interval training, among the other 50+ classes per week. The Company today operates 41 gyms in Texas, North Carolina, and Nevada.
Experience: 15-20+ years of legal experience including serving as a General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel in a similarly sized or larger company that has a multi-unit retail business model. Candidates must possess considerable in-house experience as a corporate transactional lawyer and be capable of handling all of the legal and business issues associated with advising a private company with an active growth agenda.
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