Peaksware Names Gear Fisher as New CEO
Peaksware today announced that its Board of Directors has named Gear Fisher, co-founder and formerly Chief Operating Officer to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Fisher co-founded Peaksware in 1999 and served as both Chief Technology Officer and recently as Chief Operating Officer overseeing the company’s products and business units. As CEO, Mr. Fisher will be responsible for the growth and overall direction of the company. Andy Stephens, Peaksware’s Chairman of the Board, said the selection of Fisher as CEO was an obvious choice based on his experience and excellent track record leading both the technology and strategic paths of the company since its inception in 1999.
“Our search for someone with strong executive and personal qualities didn’t have to go any further than our current executive team,” said Stephens. “I’m thoroughly confident in Gear as the very best choice to lead Peaksware into a new age of innovation and continued profitable growth. No one has more passion for the health and fitness goals of the company, knowledge of its products and the discipline to remain authentic even while growing into new markets.”
“As I have gotten to know Gear over the years, I am continually impressed by his emphasis on developing internal talent, his focus on creating a positive company culture and his personal integrity. Additionally, his straightforward and honest style has won the respect of employees and customers," continued Stephens.
Mr. Fisher commented, “Peaksware has a proud history of technology innovation and market leading ideas that have changed the way coaches and athletes communicate. We will continue to serve all levels of athletes and fitness enthusiasts, across many disciplines, from the elite to the beginner. TrainingPeaks will continue to be the world’s leading software platform to monitor, analyze and plan fitness and nutrition information. Even as a major player in that history, it is extremely exciting to now take the lead role in shaping the future of our innovation and market leadership.”
Mr. Fisher will assume his new duties immediately in succession of Donavon Guyot who has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Fisher and the Board wish Mr. Guyot well in his new endeavors. “We are grateful for his leadership over the years and, while we will miss his visionary influence, we respect his decision to seek new challenges at this point in his career,” said Mr. Fisher.
Mr. Fisher’s biography can be read at http://www.peaksware.com/corporate-overview/executive-team/gear-fisher-ceo.aspx
Peaksware, LLC, founded in 1999, develops software systems to help motivated individuals and professionals achieve health, fitness and peak performance. In addition to the world’s leading online training and nutrition log, www.trainingpeaks.com, Peaksware also produces the desktop products Device Agent and WKO+. Each of these products is sold both direct to consumers and can also be customized in a white label format for professionals and enterprise customers. For more information or to discuss business development opportunities contact info_at_peaksware.com.