BOSTON, MA—February 19, 2020—IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, and Rick Caro announce four new panelists for the annual IHRSA Financial Panel, taking place during IHRSA 2020.

One of the most highly anticipated annual events of the IHRSA Convention, the Financial Panel not only provides attendees the opportunity to hear market reports from highly-regarded financial experts but advice on how to apply this knowledge to current issues impacting their health clubs and fitness businesses.

Rick Caro, panel moderator and president of Management Vision, Inc. said, “This year's well-rounded panel has in-depth expertise on financial perspectives covering high-end clubs, HV/LP clubs, studios, mid-priced clubs, franchises, family-oriented facilities as well as both private clubs and publicly traded companies.”

This year’s topic, a Financial Perspective on Today's Consumer, Industry Trends & Challenges, will feature presentations from the following panelists:

  • Paul Farber, Vice President, TPG Growth
  • Zach England, Director, Harris Williams
  • Drew Weisman, Managing Director, Jefferies
  • Pierre LeComte, Managing Director, TSG Consumer Partners

CEOs, CFOs, club owners, GMs, investors, suppliers, and those interested in the current economic conditions affecting the health club market should plan to attend this session. Attendees will learn how financial executives view the industry’s strengths and weaknesses, how they see future trends, how different segments within the industry are faring, and how the current debt and equity markets are behaving relative to the fitness industry.

“The annual IHRSA Financial Panel is a must for any industry stakeholder, whether investor, club operator or supplier, who wants a deeper understanding of the industry within the context of the U.S. economy and financial markets,” says Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. He added, “The Wall Street experts that speak in this panel have excellent insight into how financial models affect the health club industry, and most often their predictions are accurate.”

The IHRSA Financial Panel will take place in San Diego, CA, at 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, March 20, as part of IHRSA 2020, the association’s 39th annual international convention and trade show. This session will not be recorded. All registered IHRSA 2020 convention attendees are invited and encouraged to attend. Visit the IHRSA 2020 website for information on registering.


IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. IHRSA and its members are dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion. IHRSA's events provide a vast array of speakers on business and corporate culture, instructional sessions on all aspects of succeeding in the health club industry, social events to mix and mingle with peers, and the most spectacular trade shows in the industry.

About IHRSA 2020

IHRSA 2020, the 39th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, March 18-21, 2020. Visit the IHRSA 2020 website for more details on how to register. IHRSA is happy to extend complimentary press passes for IHRSA 2020 to confirmed members of the media, to include writers, reporters, bloggers, reviewers, photographers, and videographers, who either cover the fitness and wellness industry or who report on consumer health, wellness, and sports. Please submit your application for a press pass here.