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Proven.
Powerful.
That’s ABC.

With our deep industry knowledge and decades of fitness experience, ABC offers the most proven club management solution in the fitness marketplace.

We empower club owners and operators to achieve better financial performance and offer an exceptional member experience that’s true to their brand and mission. Our holistic solution includes an innovative SaaS platform, top-notch Revenue-cycle Management and an unwavering commitment to customer service.

Founded in 1981, ABC has offices in Little Rock (Sherwood), Arkansas, and Dallas (Frisco), Texas, and we partner with nearly 16,000 health clubs and 150,000 fitness professionals. ABC is part of the Thoma Bravo portfolio of companies, a private equity firm based in San Francisco and Chicago.

Our Mission

Promote healthier lives by helping clubs put their members first.

Our Vision

Innovate club management solutions of unparalleled quality and service that enable exceptional member experiences every day.

 

Our Team

Executive Committee

Bill Davis

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Bill Davis

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Prior to joining ABC Fitness Solutions, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer for Paycor, Inc., a Cincinnati-based Human Capital Management Company.

Before joining Paycor, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer for Blackboard, Inc., from 2012 to 2016. Blackboard, a Washington, D.C.-based technology company, is the global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions, working to improve the experience for millions of students and learners around the world.

From 2002 to 2012, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, a Chicago-based publicly traded healthcare IT company focused on providing solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results throughout healthcare delivery systems. While at Allscripts, Bill oversaw revenue growth from $80 million in 2002 to approximately $1.4 billion in 2012.

Prior to joining Allscripts, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lante Corporation, a Chicago-based technology consulting firm, where he helped lead the company’s IPO in February 2000 and subsequent sale in September 2002. From 1991 through 1999, Bill was an accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Bill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and his Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University. He also is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bill serves on the Board of the University of Cincinnati Foundation as well as the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.

Ryon Packer

Chief Product Officer

Ryon Packer

Chief Product Officer

Prior to joining ABC, Ryon served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing and Senior Vice President of Product Management at the financial services company FISERV. While with FISERV, he maximized innovation and market-centric solutions within the financial services industry, perfectly aligning him for his new role at ABC Fitness Solutions.

Before his time with FISERV, Ryon was Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Authentix, an authentication solutions company, and previous to that role he served as Chief Marketing Officer at SourceHOV, a technology-enabled business services company — both private equity owned companies with successful transitions. Ryon also held various senior positions in product management and marketing, leading new product and solution development at Dell and Perot Systems.

Ryon brings more than 30 years of experience in technology, strategy, product management, marketing and sales to ABC Fitness. A consummate product innovator and business leader, Ryon joined his first technology start-up company while still in college.

At ABC, Ryon will apply his years of experience and comprehensive insights regarding the role technology plays in business to provide the foundation for differentiating ABC’s products and solutions while also creating a superior user experience. Ryon’s priority at ABC is to ensure that every interaction with members, club and payment management systems is a seamless and frictionless process.

Khal Rai

Chief Operating Officer

Khal Rai

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to starting at ABC Fitness Solutions, Khal served as the President and CEO of SRS Health, a software and services company in the healthcare industry. He joined SRS in 2014 and was instrumental in creating the company’s vision and strategy. He also consistently collaborated with customers and partners, which resulted in the company receiving the top KLAS rating in its sector.

Khal has over 20 years of global leadership experience serving in technology and software companies. Prior to joining SRS Health, he spent 15 years at General Electric (GE) in increasingly prominent management roles in the organization’s healthcare IT group — including General Management, Product and R&D Leadership positions. He then served as Chief Technical Officer at Omnyx, a joint venture between GE and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

At ABC, Khal will apply expertise from his career in healthcare and technology to develop insightful strategies and solutions to position the company and its clients for future success.

Khal holds a B.S in Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an M.S in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana.

Cristine Kao

Chief Marketing Officer

Cristine Kao

Chief Marketing Officer

Prior to joining ABC, Cristine served as the Vice President of Global Marketing at ACTIVE Network, a portfolio company of Global Payments Inc., where she accelerated the marketing organization to better serve as a growth engine and to retain its client base.

Cristine has 20 years of experience in the health sector, fueled by her passion to help companies and communities create healthier lives using Information Technology. She has held sales, operations, and marketing positions at Carestream Health, Phreesia and GE Healthcare where she helped launch award-winning products, create global brands, and open up new and niche markets.

Cristine brings her knowledge of modern marketing that includes demand generation, product marketing, sales enablement, and client success to ABC Fitness. Her focus at ABC will be creating compelling and inspirational market engagement and engaging content that will help ABC support the health and fitness club community through ongoing education and engagement.

Cristine has a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Business with a Biochemistry option from the University of Waterloo. She is also an alumna of the Harvard Business School.

Rachana Jain

Chief People Officer

Rachana Jain

Chief People Officer

Rachana brings over 20 years of strategic management experience to the Human Resources function, where she has led teams through organizational development and transformation.

Prior to joining ABC, Rachana served as the Global VP of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition for Emtec, Inc. Over a six-year period, Rachana helped successfully execute a companywide cultural transformation initiative encompassing a complete organizational redesign that helped the company further focus on digitalization and innovation. Prior to Emtec, Rachana held multiple roles at Accenture within its global talent organization.

At ABC Fitness Solutions, Rachana is working to enhance the employee experience by creating a transparent and accountable, performance-driven culture. She will also be leading programs that are investing in employee workforce training and development so that every ABC employee is capable of delivering on our commitment to generating “Raving Fans.”

Rachana holds an MBA in Human Resources from the Delhi School of Economics.

David Dye

Chief Financial Officer

David Dye

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining ABC Fitness Solutions, David served as Vice President of Finance at BMC Software, a global provider of IT management software solutions. During his tenure at BMC, he led all aspects of financial stewardship for a key business unit and directed various strategic initiatives and process improvement projects in support of that unit’s exceptional results.

David brings over 25 years of corporate finance experience to ABC including strategic planning, budgeting, mergers & acquisitions, contract structuring, and building world-class planning & analysis organizations. A servant leader, David is passionate about leveraging data and automation to create predictive analytics in support of improved decision-making.

At ABC, David will align our finance operations more tightly with our business leaders, accelerate the availability of information and ensure we have the right expertise and optics to deliver insightful analytics in support of our growth objectives.

David earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas Christian University and his Masters of Business Administration from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Jennifer Mellet

Jennifer Mellet

Chief Revenue Officer
Jennifer Mellet

Jennifer Mellet

Chief Revenue Officer

Jennifer is a career sales leader with over 20 years of experience. Her career has spanned 3 different industries; telecommunications, travel and most recently senior housing at A Place for Mom.

While at A Place for Mom, Jennifer was an instrumental member of the leadership team who drove nearly 4 times revenue growth resulting in a successful private equity transaction from Warburg Pincus to General Atlantic and Siverlake. She brings with her experience in running both inside and outside sales, account management and operations, while consistently driving high growth and transformation. Jennifer is a driven and thoughtful leader who is not only passionate about driving results focused teams, but passionate about fitness.

Jennifer will be accelerating the ABC revenue growth while maintaining the client intimacy.

Jennifer received her MBA from University of Texas Dallas, and her bachelor’s in criminal justice from San Diego State University.

Kelly Card

Chief Engagement Officer

Kelly Card

Chief Engagement Officer

As the Chief Engagement Officer, Kelly is responsible for technology and service partnerships that enrich the club and user experience through integration advancement and the evolution of Fitness Industry best practices.

Kelly has 20+ years of experience on the frontier of Fitness Industry technology. She previously founded Club Apps, the first mobile app company for health clubs, and served as the VP of Sales and Marketing and Senior VP of Partner Relations for ABC. Kelly is also a board member of the Fitness Industry Technology Council.

Jill Dozier

Chief Services Officer

Jill Dozier

Chief Services Officer

Serving as the Chief Services Officer at ABC Fitness, Jill is responsible for the day-to-day services and support to our clients and members. She is extremely passionate about creating exceptional user experiences through the use of technology and automation.

With over 28 years of ABC experience, Jill has had the opportunity to serve in many different areas of the company. Starting as a Customer Service Representative in 1991, Jill gained extensive knowledge of ABC Fitness’ product and services. This knowledge along with her leadership skills has allowed her to assist with the development of several key areas within the company that has led ABC Fitness Solutions to be the preeminent company that it is today.

Bob Whisnant

Vice President

Bob Whisnant

Vice President

Bob serves as the interim CFO for ABC. He has held the role since 1998 and in this role is responsible for Accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis.

Bob obtained his CPA degree after graduating from the University of Arkansas, and worked for firms such as Touche Ross, Arthur Young, Ernst & Young, LSI Financial Services and Nuvell Financial Services before joining ABC in 1997.

Bob will continue to rely on his expertise gained over more than two decades of service as well as his passion for promoting the company’s long-standing commitment to ensuring a superior customer experience. He will use his insights from a career at top financial firms and his time at ABC Fitness Solutions to develop and execute innovative solutions that foster company growth and success.

Bob is a native Arkansan, who graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Eric Reimers

VP Corporate Development

Eric Reimers

VP Corporate Development

As the VP Corporate Development, Eric leads ABC’s corporate development efforts with a focus on identifying opportunities that expand the Company’s product offering and provide innovative capabilities for our clients and their members. Eric brings over 18 years of M&A experience in both corporate development and investment banking roles, primarily supporting companies that offer vertically oriented software and payment solutions. Prior to joining ABC, he served as the VP Corporate Development for Blackboard, one of the leading providers of software and payment solutions for the education industry.

Eric earned a Bachelor in Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.

Mike Escobedo

Chief Customer Officer

Mike Escobedo

Chief Customer Officer

In his role as Chief Customer Officer, Mike is responsible for delivering an engaging, proactive relationship with our clients that embodies true partnership. Whether it’s our client’s first day with ABC Fitness Solutions or they are several years into our relationship, his passion is ensuring we deeply understand our clients’ business, their growth strategies, and provide them with every available tool needed to succeed. His teams consist of highly skilled professionals who are business leaders, industry experts, specialize in ABC Fitness’ software, and share the overall vision of ensuring our clients become and remain Raving Fans!

Mike brings several years of executive management experience in the fitness industry, as well as working with many Fortune 500 companies, specifically in areas of client support and customer relations. He has held numerous leadership roles in both private and public sectors.

Mike’s collegiate studies include Computer Science at MTI School of Business & Technology, as well as Business Administration at California State University Sacramento.

Branden Tsetsilas

Branden Tsetsilas

SVP Revenue Operations
Branden Tsetsilas

Branden Tsetsilas

SVP Revenue Operations

Branden brings over 20 years of software business operations experience and best practices to ABC. Serving as Senior Vice President of Revenue Operations, his responsibility to ensure effective strategy, detailed plans and efficient execution spans across the entire customer engagement life cycle, from Marketing and Sales to Customer Success and Retention. Prior to ABC, Branden served in similar senior leadership roles for a variety SaaS software companies including Blackboard, Brandwatch, Progress Software and Novell. In addition, he founded Chyme, a workplace productivity software platform that improves employee performance and engagement by focusing on the manager-employee relationship and their unique communication preferences.

Branden’s collective experience optimizes global business operations, go-to-market planning and analysis, CRM & Process Management, as well as profit/loss and financial performance management. He is passionate about establishing management information systems that increase visibility and are built to scale and grow organizations.

In Branden’s free time, you can find him spending time with his family, catching up on sports or playing piano and guitar with friends.

Lester Parada

Lester Parada

SVP of Professional Services
Lester Parada

Lester Parada

SVP of Professional Services

In his role as Senior Vice President of Professional Services, Lester leads the development, growth, and implementation of our various product lines.  His focus is on empowering clients to deliver on their strategic goals through optimization of technology and process.

Lester brings over 15 years of experience in technology operations and product management to the team having held roles in Professional Services, Product Management, Business Development, and Project Management.  Prior to joining ABC, he served as VP of Orthopedics for Nextech, a complete healthcare technology solution for specialty providers.

Lester earned a BS Finance and Management from Montclair State University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing Management from Rutgers. In addition, he is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional), CSM (Certified Scrum Master) and CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner).

Sarah Hendrickson

Sarah Hendrickson

Chief Security Officer
Sarah Hendrickson

Sarah Hendrickson

Chief Security Officer

Sarah is our VP, Chief Information Security Officer and leads ABC’s security programs and compliance, establishing world class security practices. She works closely with cross-functional teams to ensure we have secure infrastructure and applications, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery practices.

As a highly accomplished technology leader, Sarah brings over 20 years of rich expertise and leadership with the ability to drive innovation and empower people. Prior to joining ABC, Sarah held several corporate leadership roles, including VP Governance, Risk & Compliance at Gartner, CISO for Neiman Marcos Group, and CISO for Children’s Medical Center.

Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of North Texas and is an item writer for ISC2 for the CISSP and CSSP exams.

Tristan Alexander

VP of Product Management

Tristan Alexander

VP of Product Management

Tristan currently serves as the Vice President of Product Management over GymSales for ABC Fitness Solutions.  Prior to joining ABC, Tristan was the Founder and CEO of GymSales and has experience working with numerous software products within the health and fitness industry.

Tristan is an experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and Fitness industry, including owning a health club himself. Tristan is skilled in digital strategy, product management, business process, sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer Mitchell

VP of Finance
Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer Mitchell

VP of Finance

Jennifer Mitchell serves as VP of Finance for ABC Fitness Solutions.  Jennifer previously served as Senior Director of Finance at Active Network, a SaaS products division owned by Global Payments.  She also spent 16 years at Cardinal Health in a variety of Finance leadership positions spanning Corporate Treasury, Consumable Medical Products, and Global Sourcing and Supply Chain.  Throughout her roles, she led all aspects of financial stewardship and directed various strategic initiatives, M&A transactions, and talent development projects.

Jennifer’s collective experience spans corporate finance, strategic long-range planning, mergers & acquisitions, and process development.  She is passionate about developing teams, mentoring and coaching, and promoting the inclusion of women in financial leadership positions.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.  In her free time you can catch her traveling the world, trying new recipes, or at the barre studio.

Oleg

Oleg Frayman

VP of Infrastructure
Oleg

Oleg Frayman

VP of Infrastructure

As VP of Infrastructure, Oleg is responsible for external facing infrastructure making sure we have reliable, scalable and modern infrastructure supporting our product lines. Prior to joining ABC he was the head of the IT operation for Dynata, a $650m Data Collections company based in Plano and Head of Operations for a DataCenter cooling manufacturer based in Coppell, TX.  He was a key leader responsible for helping architect, transform and grow Dynata’s infrastructure to be able to support millions of panelists, hundreds of revenue generating websites spanning 42+ countries with over 5500 employees globally.

Oleg is married and has 3 boys under the age of 6 who keep him on his toes.   For fun he likes to play volleyball, fish and spend time with his family.

Sharad Mohan

Sharad Mohan

Managing Director
Sharad Mohan

Sharad Mohan

Managing Director

Sharad Mohan serves as the Managing Director of Trainerize for ABC Fitness Solutions. Prior to ABC, Sharad was the Co-Founder and CEO of Trainerize—the company known for digitizing the fitness club experience—and the driving force behind their mission to “make fitness accessible”. Sharad is helping fitness businesses leverage technology to stay relevant in the digital fitness age and engage their members in new ways using mobile and wearable devices.

Sharad’s combined passion for customer experience and digital fitness fuel his commitment to help fitness businesses engage and empower their members through technology and wearables.

Amber Nystrom

VP of Technology Programs

Amber Nystrom

VP of Technology Programs

As the Vice President of Technology Programs, Amber is responsible for the successful planning and delivery of all product development and technology initiatives. Amber brings many years of Fortune 500 experience as, prior to joining ABC Fitness Solutions, she was the head of Technology Strategy and Governance for the Financial Services division of Capital One and the leader of the Enterprise Program Management Office for Southwest Airlines. Amber is recognized as a dynamic leader with a unique blend of business and technology experience and is passionate about people leadership, organizational clarity, and flawless execution.

Amber earned a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Human Capital Management, from Bellevue University.

Suresh Oleti

SVP of Product Development

Suresh Oleti

SVP of Product Development

As the Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of Product Development, Suresh is responsible for nurturing a high performant global engineering team to help build and modernize scalable products realizing an exceptional club and member experience. Prior to ABC, Suresh has guided multiple digital transformations and engineered platforms, products and customer centric solutions at industry leaders such as Brierley (Loyalty), Dell/EMC (Infrastructure) and Sabre (Travel). Suresh has a proven track record in enabling an empathy-based culture code via servant leadership and achieving engineering excellence.

Suresh holds a M.S in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Tech University and is certified in leadership programs from Southern Methodist University and the University of Darden.

Brian Vidrik

General Counsel

Brian Vidrik

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Brian is responsible for all legal matters for ABC.  Brian brings nearly ten years of experience as the head of the legal departments in various industries including medical information, life and health insurance, private investigations, clinical trials, healthcare, and franchising. His broad range of experience includes an in depth focus on mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, compliance, and contract negotiations, while maintaining a high standard of customer service and creative solutions to his clients and business partners. Prior to joining ABC, Brian served as the General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Legal Officer of Examination Management Services, Inc.

Brian earned his Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma College of Law, and his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University.

Anthony Mustoe

Vice President of IT

Anthony Mustoe

Vice President of IT

Serving as the VP of IT, Anthony leads and ensures that world-class systems, data, processes, people, and partners fuel ABC Fitness from the inside out.  Prior to ABC Fitness, Anthony served in CIO roles at companies focused on transformation, innovation, and growth and his history spans healthcare, telecommunications, broadcast media, marketing, hospitality, and insurance businesses on a world-wide stage were he delivered high-impact results, built and fostered incredible tech teams, and served selflessly.  Anthony is well-connected within the IT industry in North America and is noted for delivering the world’s first healthcare concierge app and platform in the United States.

Anthony is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in computer science and enjoys keeping up in the great outdoors with his wife and two teenage sons on bikes, on skis, in paddle boats, and on foot.

Paul Zuber

ABC Financial Services, Operating Partner, Thoma Bravo and Chairman of Board of Directors

Paul Zuber

ABC Financial Services, Operating Partner, Thoma Bravo and Chairman of Board of Directors

Paul Zuber is an Operating Partner, Thoma Bravo and Chairman of Board of Directors, ABC Fitness Solutions. He brings 25 years of experience in founding and growing successful global technology companies. Paul currently serves as Chairman at Elemica, Inc., Continuum Managed Services, and MeridianLink, and holds Board positions at Dynatrace, LogRhythm, Inc., MedeAnalytics, Inc., Imprivata, Inc., Kofax, Empirix, Barracuda Networks, Inc., Frontline Education, and ABC Fitness Solutions. He is a former board member of Telestream, Keynote, PowerPlan, Mediware, Landesk/Ivanti, Embarcadero, GHX, and SRS Software LLC.

Prior to Thoma Bravo, Paul was the founding CEO of Dilithium Networks, a global leader in mobile video infrastructure solutions. The company was acquired by OnMobile (NYSE:ONMOBILE). He also was a co-founder and CEO of Bluegum Group, growing the EMS company to $500M in revenue before its acquisition by Solectron. Paul also held a variety of senior management positions at the embedded systems software company Ready Systems, including VP of Operations, CFO and VP of Global Support Services before its acquisition by Mentor Graphics. Before joining Ready Systems, Paul founded JGC and as CEO, led the microcomputer-based CAD and CAE solutions provider into market leadership before a private investment group acquired it. He began his career as a management consultant with Bain & Company, where he was a founding member of the team that became the private equity group (Bain Capital).

Paul received the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Award on behalf of Dilithium Networks in Davos in 2010. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is a guest lecturer at the Iovine and Young Academy at USC. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University with BA degrees in both International Relations and Economics. Paul also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Paul Schaller

ABC Financial, Vice Chairman to the Board of Directors

Paul Schaller

ABC Financial, Vice Chairman to the Board of Directors

In his position of Vice Chairman, Paul Schaller’s responsibilities include direct oversight of ABC Financial’s President and Executive Vice President positions, as well as serving as liaison between ABC and the private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Paul’s fitness industry experience and his service at ABC for over 27 years gives him the ability to lead with a vision and provide constant clarity to ABC’s 900 plus staff. Paul has all levels of experience as he once owned and operated clubs in North Carolina, used ABC as a customer, and has held various positions within ABC.

Scott Crabill

ABC Financial Services, Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors

Scott Crabill

ABC Financial Services, Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors

Scott Crabill is a Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and executing new deals, working closely with portfolio companies as an active board member, and helping to manage the firm. He joined Thoma Bravo in 2002 to help develop the firm’s investment strategy in the software industry. He was previously part of the investment team at Summit Partners, where he was involved in private equity investments in software and other technology businesses. Scott also worked as an investment professional at private equity firm J.H. Whitney and in corporate finance at Alex. Brown & Sons. Additionally, Scott is a board member of the CPMC Foundation, which is the capital raising arm of Sutter Health hospital in San Francisco. Scott earned a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Eric Doolittle

ABC Financial Services, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors, Vice President

Eric Doolittle

ABC Financial Services, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors, Vice President

Eric Doolittle has served as a Vice President at Thoma Bravo since August 2017 and joined Thoma Bravo as an Associate in August 2013. Previously, he was an Analyst at Credit Suisse from July 2011 to June 2013. Mr. Doolittle currently serves on the board of directors of several software and technology service companies in which certain investment funds advised by Thoma Bravo hold an investment, including Autodata Solutions Group, TRADER Corporation, and Planview, Inc. Mr. Doolittle earned a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

James K. Lines

ABC Financial Services, Senior Operating Partner, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors

James K. Lines

ABC Financial Services, Senior Operating Partner, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors

Mr. James K. Lines, also known as Jim, is a Senior Operating Partner of Thoma Bravo, LLC. Mr. Lines is an experienced finance executive and provides a variety of management, financial, systems and due diligence assistance to Thoma Bravo and many of its portfolio companies. He has been a Director at Imprivata, Inc. since September 16, 2016. He is the Director of Dynatrace, Inc. from January 2015. Mr. Lines serves as a Board Member of Digi Cert; SailPoint Technologies Inc., Digital Insight; Global Healthcare Exchange, Inc.; LANDesk Software, Inc; Acresso Software, Inc; Flexera Software; InfoVista SA and Hyland Software, Inc. He has been a Director of Qlik Technologies, Inc. since August 22, 2016 and Riverbed Technology, Inc. since April 24, 2015. He serves as a Director of Blue Coat Systems, Inc., Deltek, Inc., Compuware Corporation, LANDesk Group, Inc., Local Media of America Holdings, Inc., Mediware Information Systems, Inc., SRS Software LLC, Telestream, Inc., Tripwire, Inc and SolarWinds Holdings, Inc. He served as an Executive Vice President of United Surgical Partners International, Inc. He served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Surgical Partners International Inc., as well as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITI Marketing Services. Mr. Lines served as the Chief Financial Officer at Embarcadero Technologies Inc. Mr. Lines was responsible for Embarcadero Technologies’ financial operations. Mr. Lines served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lines Consulting Group, for seven years. Prior to these roles, Mr. Lines served for 12 years in various financial management capacities at affiliates of AMR Corporation (American Airlines), including Chief Financial Officer of The SABRE Group. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fidelity Systems Company. He was a Director at SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. until October 2017. He serves as a Director at TravelClick, Inc. He served as a Director of Entrust, Inc., Flexara Software, Inc., Network Instruments, Inc., and Roadnet Technologies, Inc., Vector SGI, Inc. Mr. Lines serves as a Director at Solarwinds Corporation since February 5, 2016 and SolarWinds North America, Inc. since February 2016. He was a Director at Keynote Systems, Inc. from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Lines has financial experience. Mr. Lines has an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Peter Stefanski

ABC Financial Services, Principal, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors

Peter Stefanski

ABC Financial Services, Principal, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors

Peter Stefanski is a Principal at Thoma Bravo. Based in San Francisco, he joined the firm in 2011. Previously he worked in mergers and acquisitions at Barclays Capital. Peter holds a BSBA degree in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University.

Nicolaas Vlok

ABC Financial Services, Operating Partner, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors

Nicolaas Vlok

ABC Financial Services, Operating Partner, Thoma Bravo and Board of Directors

Nicolaas Vlok is an Operating Partner at Thoma Bravo. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading high-growth, publicly traded, and PE-backed software and data businesses, by driving market expansion, revenue growth, product innovation, and operational excellence.  As a transformational leader, he executed multiple growth strategies that transformed companies into clear market leaders, which included integrating multiple acquisitions accelerating growth.  He holds board positions at ABC Fitness, Centrify, Cority, MailGun, and MeridianLink, all industry leading software companies.  He is a former board member of Vision Solutions and Idaptive.

Nicolaas is also the President and CEO of MeridianLink, and the former President and CEO of Vision Solutions, which was a Thoma Bravo portfolio company, and subsequently sold to Clearlake Capital. Prior to Vision Solutions, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of IDION Technology Holdings, a publicly traded company on the JSE in South Africa.

Nicolaas was born and raised in South Africa, and studied Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria.  In 2000, he moved to the US to lead IDION’s growth in North America. He is married to the love of his life, and together they are raising their three sons in Southern California.

Bill Davis

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Bill Davis

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Prior to joining ABC Fitness Solutions, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer for Paycor, Inc., a Cincinnati-based Human Capital Management Company.

Before joining Paycor, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer for Blackboard, Inc., from 2012 to 2016. Blackboard, a Washington, D.C.-based technology company, is the global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions, working to improve the experience for millions of students and learners around the world.

From 2002 to 2012, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, a Chicago-based publicly traded healthcare IT company focused on providing solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results throughout healthcare delivery systems. While at Allscripts, Bill oversaw revenue growth from $80 million in 2002 to approximately $1.4 billion in 2012.

Prior to joining Allscripts, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lante Corporation, a Chicago-based technology consulting firm, where he helped lead the company’s IPO in February 2000 and subsequent sale in September 2002. From 1991 through 1999, Bill was an accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Bill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and his Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University. He also is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bill serves on the Board of the University of Cincinnati Foundation as well as the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.

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Careers at ABC

We’re always looking for energetic, forward-thinking associates to join our growing team. ABC offers opportunities across multiple specialties, from customer service, sales and marketing to IT and accounting.