Joseph Fortunato – Chairman
Joseph Fortunato has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013 and assumed his role as chairman in February 2017. Joseph has a long track record as an executive of a successful retail company and years of financial and operational experience. He has been operating partner at J.W. Childs Associates, L.P., an operationally focused private equity firm, since January 2017, and executive chairman of Comoto Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Cycle Gear Inc. and RevZilla Motorsports, since January 2016.
He served GNC Holdings, Inc., a global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, as consultant from 2014-17 and as chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president from 2005-14. Joseph served in various executive roles with GNC Holdings, Inc. from 1990-2005 including senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, executive vice president of retail operations and store development, senior vice president of financial operations and director of financial operations. Joseph previously served on the board of directors of Mattress Firm Holding Corp., a retailer of mattresses and bedding-related products, from 2012-16. He earned his undergraduate degree in Finance at Duquesne University in 1975.