World Leisure Jobs - Nautilus appoints former Microsoft executive Jim Barr as CEO...
18 Aug 2019 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

17 Jul 2019

Nautilus appoints former Microsoft executive Jim Barr as CEO
BY Tom Walker

Barr spent 12 years as an executive in Microsoft’s online businesses

Barr spent 12 years as an executive in Microsoft’s online businesses
photo: Ritchie Bros

Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer.

Barr will take over the role on July 29 and will also join Nautilus' board of directors.

A digital and e-commerce veteran, Barr joins Nautilus from Ritchie Bros., a specialist in sales of used industrial equipment, where he was group president.

With a track record of transforming and growing large scale digital and multichannel businesses, Barr spent 12 years as an executive in Microsoft’s online businesses.

His roles at the tech giant included a stint as general manager of MSN Business Development, where he partnered to bring revenue, content and capabilities to the MSN network. He also headed the company’s B2C online businesses as general manager of commerce services.

“As Nautilus continues to transform its business, leveraging technology to provide our customers a personalised fitness experience, we are excited to have Jim Barr, with his extensive technology and digital expertise, to drive Nautilus into its next era,” said M. Carl Johnson, III, chair of the board of directors of Nautilus.

“Jim’s proven capabilities of driving growth through people leadership, consumer-driven marketing, innovation and technology, and digital prowess will greatly enhance Nautilus’ plans to extend its global fitness position.”

On his appointment, Barr said: “This is a time of tremendous opportunity for Nautilus, as technology evolves fitness through connected devices and software experiences, Artificial Intelligence (AI), greater customization and depth of customer interactions, and other capabilities that vastly improve the way we live healthy lifestyles.

“With leading brands, high-quality global cardio and strength products, passionate employees, and world-class strategic partners, Nautilus has strong potential to deepen relationships with customers and build on its strong heritage as a leader in fitness.”

US-based Nautilus' fitness brand portfolio currently includes Bowflex, Modern Movement, Octane Fitness, Schwinn and Universal.



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Emma Darby named COO of Resense
Emma Darby named COO of Resense   16 Aug 2019

Leading wellness consultancy Resense has announced the promotion of Emma Darby to the position of chief operating officer (COO). Darby benefits from .... more>>
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation   16 Aug 2019

A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the .... more>>
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before   16 Aug 2019

Research by the International Spa Association (ISPA), has revealed that more men are going to spas than ever before, with stats indicating that 49 per .... more>>
The Lancet: social media preventing teenagers being physically active – and affecting their mental health
The Lancet: social media preventing teenagers being physically active – and affecting their mental health   16 Aug 2019

Teenagers' 'incessant' use of social media is radically reducing the time they spend sleeping and exercising – and could have a detrimental effect on .... more>>
Company profile


TVS Group

Our company was established in April 2009 and this year marks our 10 year anniversary.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Hand Picked Hotels launches The Hive to improve work/life balance for employees

Hand Picked Hotels launches The Hive to improve work/life balance for employees

Independent country house hotel group, Hand Picked Hotels, has partnered with Reward Gateway to launch a new bespoke interactive platform. More>>




in this issue

• Bridges acquires énergie Fitness
• Huw Edwards named CEO of ukactive
• Horniman Museum revamp plans unveiled



World Leisure jobs




Cleaners
Salary: Competitive
Location: Queensway, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Trainer Energie Fitness Borough
Salary: £40-60/hour
Location: Borough SE1, UK
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Watford, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Promotional Crew
Salary: Competitive
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Company: énergie group
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




03 Sep 2019

Spa Business Bootcamp Course

Laico Hotels & Resorts Regency, Nairobi, Kenya


05 Sep 2019

Spa Business Bootcamp Course

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa, Kenya



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Profile: Aaron Simpson
Quintessentially is an exclusive concierge service for some of the world’s richest people. Co-founder Aaron Simpson reveals what wealthy people want More>>
  Tourism: Right to roam
Sweden is inviting everyone to come and stay – and indulge in a spot of wild camping. Jenny Kaiser from VisitSweden talks about the initiative More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Visitor profiles: Beyond demographics
Gerri Morris, of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, on defining cultural consumers More>>
  Hospitality: Wasted opportunity
Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd