|Rosa Alaimo-Quinn | Chief of Staff
Rosa joined Integrity Square in April 2013 and focuses on business development, private equity coverage and industry research. Rosa was previously the Director of Market Intelligence at Sagent Advisors Inc.
She joined Sagent at its founding in 2003 and was responsible for all aspects of market intelligence for the firm. In addition, Rosa managed the Research and Presentations team, a group that provided transaction support for the firm’s advisory and private placement operations. During her time at Sagent, Rosa was also a member of the Strategic Opportunities Group, which developed targeted acquisition ideas for the firm’s private equity and corporate clients.
Prior to joining Sagent, Rosa was the Compliance Officer of a private investment advisor. Rosa started her career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in May 1995. She was a member of the M&A Business Development Group at DLJ which developed acquisition opportunities for the firm’s private equity and corporate clients. Rosa is on the Advisory Board of Animal Haven, an animal shelter in SoHo; the of Treasurer of Friends & Angels: The Tracy Vicere Foundation, an organization that supports pediatric cancer patients; and the Co-Chair of the Mentoring Committee for the Women’s Bond Club, the oldest women’s financial network.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Bikram Yoga, P90x and pilates
BA Business Administration, Wagner College (1995)
|David Fowler | Operating Executive
David joined Integrity Square as an Operating executive in April 2016. For seven months, he assembled the operating team and worked with investors to purchase a 15 boutique franchise fitness company founded by Tony Greco and Paolo Fiorin.
Post-acquisition, David is the President of Greco Fitness based in Ottawa Canada.Prior to ISQ, David spent the previous nine years as Executive Vice President at Gold’s Gym International, where he drove the day-to-day sales and operations of 151 corporate-owned gyms while growing the company four fold. Previously, David was the Chief Operating Officer at Crunch Fitness. At Crunch, he completed a nationwide merger of four different brands for the company. Earlier in his career, David was instrumental in branding and growing the Equinox Fitness Clubs brand from its first state-of-art clubs and spas throughout New York City for seven years. David has sat on the Board of Directors for four different companies and has served as a consultant for several different businesses in the Fitness and Hospitality industry. David is married to his wife Kara for 23 years and has three wonderful children.
Favorite Fitness Activities: All sports
|Kimberly Fowler | Operating Executive
Kimberly joined Integrity Square in April 2018 as an Operating Executive. She has been named a pioneer in the fitness industry by numerous media outlets, and has 20 plus years’ experience in the fitness and wellness industries,
In 2018, Fowler created WellFit Global Consulting so she can work with other thought leaders and industry giants who are hoping to find their “secret sauce”. To Fowler, creating community is what sets businesses apart. A thought leader, Fowler was the first to create the hybrid boutique studio. Shape and Self magazine coined her as the “Godmother of Hybrids” and she began a movement that forever changed the landscape of the fitness industry.
Before forming her consulting company and before founding YAS, Fowler was the COO and General Counsel for Winning Combination, a $200 million dollar supplement company. Fowler was also a professional tri-athlete, a sports agent and a lawyer. She has also written two books, The No OM Zone and Flat Belly Yoga!, both published by Rodale.
Kimberly continues to actively present and lecture on group fitness and upcoming trends at key fitness conferences throughout the world. She is also a member of the prestigious IDEA Program Director Committee.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Yoga, Spinning, and Running marathons
JD, South Texas College of Law, J.D.
|Brian Gallagher | Operating Executive
Brian joined Integrity Square in May 2018, and over the span of his career has spent time in accounting, investment banking, and fitness.
Prior to Integrity Square, Brian co-founded Throwback Fitness, a boutique fitness experience based in New York City. After running a studio for over three years, Brian and his co-founder transitioned Throwback to a certification platform for training instructors to teach Throwback classes at other facilities across North America. Throwback is dedicated to making exercise fun for everyone and distracts participants by adding an engaging, interactive, and competitive twist to group exercise.
Prior to founding Throwback, Brian was a Vice President in the investment banking division at Morgan Joseph & Co., where he spent nine years providing advisory services to middle market companies. Brian’s career started in accounting and finance for Johnson & Johnson, where he spent two years post-undergrad completing the company’s Financial Leadership Development Program before pursuing investment banking.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys reading, exercising, writing, and eating ice cream.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Citibike rides, burpees, rowing, and group fitness classes.
BS, The Pennsylvania State University
|David Ganulin | Vice President Communications
More often than not, David Ganulin describes himself as an “accidental entrepreneur” since entering the HALO sector in 2001 when he founded KettleBell Concepts.
He encountered kettlebells initially while studying martial arts during his five years in Japan working as a college professor. After returning to the states, he earned multiple certifications as a personal trainer. At the time those credentials were meant to help him become a better fitness editor & writer while working for one of the first (and largest) men’s lifestyle sites.
After the site disappeared in the first “Dot Bomb” crash, he went on to work as a freelancer for a number of fitness sites, edited four books on martial arts, and was published in a number of top magazines while continuing to expand KettleBell Concepts (“KBC.”) He was lucky enough to learn marketing on his own, from a good number of classes, and from incredibly seasoned & talented mentors—and continues to keep at it. (Anyone else remember when Facebook didn’t exist, content marketing didn’t have a name. . . or for that matter, and neither did “digital marketing?!”) He conducted all his own PR and marketing campaigns for KBC, received placements in nearly every national fitness magazine as well as appeared on a variety of regional and national TV programs. KBC has since gone on to train over 5,000 instructors nationwide and has international distributors in China, Taiwan, Egypt, the UAE, India and others.
Along the way, David was recruited as Marketing Director to help oversee a rebranding for a 20+ year NYC non-profit dance school & performing arts organization, formed his own marketing company which helps small, local brick & mortar businesses, worked for one of the top enterprise email marketing companies in the country, and served as the Director of Marketing & Partnerships for one of the biggest social media companies in NYC.
In his spare time, David continues to read and keep up with every nerdy marketing book & blog he can get his hands on. (Yes, really!) He’s also a complete LinkedIn and Evernote fanatic, into podcasts, philosophy, trying to maintain what Japanese he has left, personal development, entrepreneurship, meditation & travel.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Throwing around kettlebells, Indian clubs, boxing & jumping rope.
MS: University of Rochester (1994)
|Jason Grunfeld | Senior Associate|
Jason Grunfeld is a Senior Associate at Integrity Square and focuses on business development and private equity coverage on advisory and growth equity investments. Prior to joining Integrity Square, Jason worked as an Associate at Crédit Agricole in Coverage & Investment Banking where he focussed on a variety of strategic and capital structure advisory transactions. Jason started his career at Wells Fargo as an Analyst in the Middle Market Banking Group.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Lifting, Ultra Running, Tennis, Hot Yoga
B.A. from Vanderbilt University (2017)
|Christopher Jacob | Principal
Prior to joining Integrity Square, Christopher was an Associate and previously an Analyst at Sagent Advisors Inc., from 2006 to 2012. In this capacity, he assisted in closing over $3 billion in transactions in the telecommunications, energy, consumer products and diversified industrial sectors.Favorite Fitness Activities: Golf, furniture fabrication, softball and swimmingB.S., Economics, Magna cum Laude – University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School (2006)
|Pete Moore | Founder and Managing Partner
Pete is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Dream Architect at Integrity Square (“ISQ”), an early-stage growth equity investor and the leading boutique financial advisory firm serving the Health, Active Lifestyle & Outdoors (“HALO”) sector.
Since opening ISQ in 2010, the firm has assisted in over 40 merger & acquisition, private placement and advisory assignments In North America, Europe and Asia including transactions with (or for) LA Fitness, Spectrum Clubs, Gold’s Gym International, Space Cycle, Urban Active, Massage Envy, Crunch, ClubReady and numerous private equity firms.
ISQ currently oversees investments backing passionate entrepreneurs at HigherDOSE, XTEND, GRECO Fitness, Promotion Vault and Keri Glassman’s Nutritious Life. In addition, ISQ has a broad network of HALO consultants and advisors placed throughout the sector.
Prior to founding ISQ, Pete was Head of the Active Lifestyle & Wellness Group and Co-Head of Private Equity Coverage at Sagent Advisors Inc., since late 2003. Prior to joining Sagent, in 2000-2003, Pete was a co-founder and CFO of FitnessInsite, a web-based member relationship management software firm with over 1,500 clients (based in Arizona), at which he invested all of his capital, leveraged his credit cards and learned the hard way on what is takes to manage a successful small business. As he typically states: “Experience is what you get, when you don’t get what you want”…then following up with: “those who take power have power, those who ask for power never get it.” Pete brings a unique and refreshing approach to starting and managing new ventures and has real-life experiences to help entrepreneurs on their complicated path to success.
Earlier in his career, Pete was a Senior Associate at Brockway Moran & Partners, the equity group who owned Gold’s Gym International, Inc.; an Associate at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; and an Analyst at Chase Securities. Pete graduated Emory University (BBA 1994) and Harvard Business School (1999). While at HBS, he co-founded IRON PLANET, the leading B2B auction site for used heavy equipment which is being sold to Ritchie Bros for $758 million, a deal which will close in Q2 2017.
He also is rumored to have been the Intramural Athlete of the Year at Emory University in 1993.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Basketball, american football, spinning, golf, juggling and jumping rope at the same time.
MBA, Harvard Business School (1999)
|Richard Pyle | Senior Managing Director
Richard draws on over 25 years of finance and management experience in the health, fitness and wellness, and international businesses, with a focus on growing small- to medium-sized businesses.
Former Chief Financial Officer at Town Sports International, a global leader in health club operations, quoted on the NASDAQ (“CLUB”) since 2006. As a key team member, Richard helped build the business from $5 million to $500 million in revenue with over 8,500 employees, international operations, and over 160 locations within the U.S. In addition he led the successful 2006 IPO, as well as over $1 billion in both public and private debt and equity financings throughout his 20+ year career with Town Sports.
Involved in the acquisition of over 60 businesses both in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, Richard has worked in the capacity of board member with Wilton Brands, a $600 million leader in the U.S. craft industry; Petrus Brands, a fast-casual restaurant franchise with over 200 locations in the U.S.; as well as in the leisure industry at Juliana’s PLC, a British public company.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Biking, stand-up paddle boarding and snow skiing
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (1984)
|KT Remus | Chief Marketing Officer
KT Remus joined Integrity Square as their Chief Marketing Officer in April 2018. After starting her first business at the age of 18, it was apparent entrepreneurship was in KT Remus’ blood.
She pursued her business degree in Marketing, while on full athletic scholarship for volleyball, where the concept of combining sports/athletics with her love of business and marketing became a passionate pursuit. After graduating from college, KT was recruited to become the Director of Marketing for Gold’s Gym (Club Systems, LLC) out of Dallas, TX where she set off to make a name for herself amongst the Gold’s Gym franchise network, even organizing and hosting the first ever “CEO Summit” which brought together Gold’s Gym franchisees to discuss how to grow and improve their business. A few years later, she joined the largest franchise holder of the Gold’s Gym brand, Global Fitness Holdings, as their VP of Marketing where she helped grow their footprint from 15 big-box gyms to the 7th largest fitness chain in the United Sates. In 2007, KT was responsible for (and successfully executed) a complete re-brand of the Gold’s Gyms in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio to Urban Active Fitness- all within 60 days. Over the course of five years, the fitness concept expanded to 7 states and more than doubled in size. In 2012, Urban Active Fitness sold to LA Fitness at which point KT was recruited to work as the VP of Marketing for Retro Fitness Franchisor in Colts Neck, NJ. She oversaw the marketing operations for over five years and championed two-fold growth to its current 150 franchised locations until deciding to leave to re-connect to her entrepreneur spirit in April 2018.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Running, lifting and intermittent fasting
| David West | Managing Director
Due to his extreme passion for health and fitness paired with his vast knowledge of the industry, he’s been able to truly understand the nuances and intricacies of the boutique fitness studio/gym requirements.
He has forged relationships with the premier companies to help put a plan of execution in place, therefore becoming a true “value-add” broker to the operator. With deep relationships with landlords and a keen ability to “Think-Outside-the-Box” he’s worked with many studios/gyms and takes great pleasure in ensuring a successful execution strategy.
David began his real estate career at Cushman & Wakefield at their Global Headquarters in New York City. David specialized in representing office tenants and landlords in Manhattan’s commercial districts. A seasoned real estate veteran, David had established a reputation for his creative insight and expertise into financial sector supported by a deep local market knowledge. In addition to leasing, David was responsible for the re-development of 10 East 52nd Street, a six-story commercial townhouse owned by the Onasis Foundation which became home to Cartier Jewelers. Mr. West is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Working out, Golf, Tennis, Snowboarding, Running, Spinning, Yoga, Pilates (All Things Active)
B.S., Entrepreneurship/Finance, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (1996)
| David Zalkowitz | Principal
David joined Integrity Square at its inception and has over 18 years of combined professional experience in strategic consulting, banking, asset management and start-up ventures.
Prior to Integrity Square, David was a Consultant, Associate Director at Corporate Debt Advisors (2009-2010), a provider of corporate credit advisory services to borrowers and investors within the leveraged loan market. Previously, David was a Senior Credit Analyst at CIFC Asset Management (CFIC) (2005-2008), a leading buy-side asset manager of senior secured leveraged loan portfolios. At CIFC, Mr. Zalkowitz provided investment analysis, made portfolio recommendations, and monitored the financial performance and covenant compliance of more than 100 middle-market and broadly syndicated credits across multiple industries. Before CIFC, David provided consulting services to start-up ventures in the publishing, application software, and wireless technology fields (2001-2005).
David began his career in leveraged finance as an Analyst, and later Associate, at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) (1994-1999), where he received formal bank credit training. At JPMC, David spent the majority of his time executing syndicated bank loan financings for private equity clients involved in leveraged buyouts, mergers & acquisitions, and recapitalizations. Examples of private equity financed transactions that David completed at JPMC include Twinlab Corporation, The Vitamin Shoppe, and KinderCare Learning Centers.
Favorite Fitness Activities: Tennis, basketball, football, soccer and hockey
MBA, Columbia Business School (2001)