PRESS RELEASE: Matrix Fitness restructures sales team
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Matrix Fitness restructures sales team in preparation for accelerated growth
Following on from a significant restructure of its sales team, Matrix Fitness, the commercial division of Johnson Health Tech, has expanded its sales force, recruiting six new specialists, including three senior positions, alongside two internal promotions. The restructure follows an increase in year-on-year revenue and the business’ strategy to focus on growth opportunity in vertical markets.
Karen Seers joins the sales team as Head of Sector for Key Accounts where she will oversee the company’s partnerships with long-standing key accounts such as The Gym Group, Pure Gym and Xercise4Less. Karen spent the last seven years as the Commercial Sales Manager at Octane Fitness and, with 25 years of industry experience, – has a proven track record of driving key business forward and a reputation for her tenacious commitment to customer service.
Karen will be joined by Paul Jones, who has been appointed as a new Key Account Manager. Bringing with him over 15 years of experience, Paul joins Matrix from Core Health & Fitness where he spent the last 11 years developing his experience as a Regional Sales Manager. In his new role, he will use his industry expertise to define new business opportunities and develop further strong relationships across the sector.
Matrix Fitness also welcomes Chris Brown to the team as Head of Regional Sales. With over 23 years’ experience within the sector, Chris has been integral in business generation in previous senior roles at both Performance Health Systems and Fitlinxx. In his new role at Matrix, Chris will be responsible for leading the team – across the UK, supporting and ensuring the development of regional and corporate accounts.
The regional group has also been bolstered with 3 new Area Sales Managers. Alex Nardell joins to build the South West, Noel Glenister will take on sales in London and the South East, whilst Paul Cocksedge joins to drive business in the Midlands.
Tim Grainger-Smith will take up the role of Head of Sector for the Public Sector. Having worked for Matrix for three and a half years, including time spent as a Public Sector specialist, this role will see Grainger-Smith overseeing the entire Public Sector division to develop and strengthen the position of Matrix within this market. He will be joined by Chris Belcher who joins as Public Sector specialist.
Finally, Nigel Tapping has been promoted to Head of Sector for Hospitality following James Blower’s move into an International Role. Tapping spent the last two years working as hospitality specialist for Matrix and will draw upon this knowledge to build upon the position of Matrix within the hospitality industry.
These new additions add to the organisation’s existing Head of Sectors – Tony Ali in Education and Andrew Lambourne in Retail.
“We’re delighted to welcome our new team members to the Matrix Fitness family,” said Matt Pengelly, Managing Director of Matrix Fitness. “I also would like to congratulate our other colleagues on their promotions. These appointments coincide nicely with our business strategy and help provide a platform for future growth and expansion into new markets. We look forward to their collective contribution to our continued growth.”
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About Matrix Fitness
Matrix Fitness – the fastest-growing commercial fitness brand in the world – is the commercial division of Johnson Health Tech. Matrix is comprised of a complete range of premium, commercial-grade cardiovascular and strength-training equipment for health clubs and other fitness facilities.