Building empowered teams and a leading network of OTF studios

OT Growth Partners is a private equity backed family operated business that focuses heavily on the development of our people. Empowering teams as well as creating opportunity within.

We foster an environment that encourages growth, by providing the information and tools to become successful as an employee and as a partner. As a company, we have the flexibility to adapt to new circumstances and embrace the distinct difference of others.

We are a transparent group of individuals that cares for our members and our people, and with them we continue to build a successful company that drives value and development.

We currently own the AR rights to Central and Eastern North Carolina, Indiana, and Iowa.

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Why OT Growth Partners?

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Meet The Team

Our vision is to expand the Orangetheory Fitness footprint through a multi-regional network to help more communities realize more Orangetheory leads to a longer, more vibrant life. Through our well trained and motivated team of professionals, we deliver a superior fitness training experience to help our members become the best version of themselves and create more life.

Kristie Shifflette

CEO OTGP

Kristie is a proud native of Chicago and alumni of Georgetown University. She met her husband, Matt, during her first job with Eli Lilly and went on to spend the rest of her corporate career negotiating with, selling to, and consulting c-level executives. Kristie has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and is thrilled with her decision to leave corporate America and join Orangetheory Fitness as an Area Developer in 2013. Kristie enjoys traveling, cooking, wine, and doing life with Matt and her 3 amazing kids!

Do you have any nicknames?
K

What’s the strangest talent you have?
I have a special knack for loading the dishwasher to fit the absolute most dishes that still come out all clean (probably from early years of Tetris!)

Toilet paper: over or under?
OVER!

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
sushi - extra wasabi!

What is your life motto?
Seize the day!

What is your favorite quote?
To thine own self be true

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
Thailand

What is your favorite book or book series?
Unbroken or Lone Survivor

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is _________.
Always do your best, no matter what it is

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
Cooking and wine

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Burn that fire in the belly!

My favorite word in the English language is _________.
Win

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Building a team and promoting people from within

The most important thing I learned before high school was _________.
Good sportsmanship

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
Teleporting

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a _________ when I grew up.
Fire fighter

Matthew Shifflette

President OTGP

Matt grew up in Hampton Roads (VA) and went to James Madison University. He was fortunate enough to meet Kristie during his time with Eli Lilly. Matt then moved to minimally invasive surgical sales with Stryker and spent 13 years working in the operating room where he learned the importance of corporate culture and taking care of your body. Matt considers Orangetheory Fitness to be a true blessing for his family and the community. When he is not at OTF, Matt is with his 3 kids cultivating their entrepreneurial activities, playing sports or just hanging out.

Toilet paper: over or under?
I never knew this was a thing until I got married. Still don't get why it matters.

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
Tacos

What is your favorite book or book series?
Into Thin Air

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is _________.
Don't be above your raising. -Dad

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
Eating, drinking, family and friends. So basically Thanksgiving.

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
If you like to work hard, enjoy team success, be developed and reach new professional heights then you will love this job

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Consistently seeing individuals rise to the occasion and go above and beyond for our members and their team.

The most important thing I learned before high school was _________.
Always smile and be respectful

When I get home from work, the first thing I do is _________.
Track down my kids for a hug and thank God for them

Fred Bryant

Chief Operations Officer OTGP

Fred grew up on Long Island, NY and attended the University of Richmond. While in college, Fred started his first company, WealthForge. Upon graduating from college, Fred served on active duty in the US Army for four years and is an OEF veteran. After returning to the private sector, he has worked with a number of privately held businesses to help founders maximize and unlock equity value. Fred currently lives in Durham with his two cats and in his free time enjoys reading and attending OTF classes at least six days a week.

Toilet paper: over or under?
whichever way it falls

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
tacos

What is your life motto?
If it is worth doing it is worth over doing

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
Festivus

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a _________ when I grew up.
Soldier

Rob James

Chief Financial Officer OTGP

Rob was born and raised outside of Boston, MA and came south to attend Wake Forest University and has been in North Carolina ever since. Rob began his career with Ernst & Young and has subsequently worked with venture and private equity backed companies in senior finance leadership positions. He is married (Erin) with two children (Emma and Brady) and one dog (Banks). Outside of work and family, Rob likes to read and watch sports. He tries to golf when he can, but claims he is not very good.

Do you have any nicknames?
No true nicknames. My parents/family call me Robbie, despite me trying to grow out of that name in fifth grade.

Do you have any interesting phobias?
Bees - I stepped on a nest when I was younger and I've been afraid ever since. I know it is irrational, but I still can't help it.

Toilet paper: over or under?
Over

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
Unlimited Tacos - I'm not a fan of sushi and I love tacos.

What is your life motto?
Treat others how you want to be treated

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
I am not picky - a warm and quiet beach with a golf course nearby

What is your favorite book or book series?
Fiction - East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Nonfiction - Red Notice by Bill Browder

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is _________.
Try your best and focus on learning as much as you can early on in your career. Don't worry about the small stuff or recognition, it will come later.

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
The Monday after Super Bowl Sunday

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
To control time.

When I get home from work, the first thing I do is _________.
Get changed out of work clothes and start chasing my kids around.

Lindsey Baranko

General Manager NC and IA

Lindsey has a background in Exercise Science and started with Orangetheory Fitness as a Sales Associate. Once she saw the growth opportunity and developed a sincere admiration for the product, she got serious and made Orangetheory her career. As a Studio Manager and Coach, she learned how to run a studio and then grew into the Territory Manager and now General Manager role. As the GM, Lindsey is responsible for the development, maintenance, and dissemination of a management philosophy to guide all studio personnel toward optimal operating results, employee morale and member experience.

Do you have any nicknames?
LB

Toilet paper: over or under?
Over

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
Unlimited tacos

What is your life motto?
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.

What is your favorite quote?
We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
Spain

What is your favorite book or book series?
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
When the philosophies I've instilled in the team start to click and become a part of the leader they are.

Jerry Wilson

National Operations Director

Jerry has been in the fitness industry since 1992 fulfilling a variety of roles, from trainer to owner. He spent 7 years in the Navy as a corpsman and graduated from the Naval School of Health Sciences. Jerry has been a lifelong athlete with a crazy competitive spirit, and he lives his life with unapologetic consistency. Jerry’s greatest values for himself and those around him are honesty, integrity, loyalty, and work ethic. Jerry resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, Dana.

Do you have any nicknames?
"J-Dub" (for JW)

Do you have any interesting phobias?
I won Fear Factor - I'm truly afraid of nothing except maybe failure...

Toilet paper: over or under?
Over

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
Sushi

What is your life motto?
I live my life according to the Japanese concept of Ikigai (the tattoo on my calf)

What is your favorite quote?
I have a few -
"If yo keep doing what you've done you're gonna keep getting what you've got"
"Let your advance worrying become advance thinking and planning"

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
Tahiti - off the grid!

What is your favorite book or book series?
Leaders have no rules, Above the line, The Other 90%, Effective Executive,...I cannot say just 1.
Ultimately anything Human Performance or Business Performance related I'll read it!

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is _________.
Listen - you can't hear what someone is saying if you're talking
I just need to do it more...

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
Sports, costumes, alcohol, and no 2nd place trophies!

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Don't be shy, run your shit, have thick skin, and know that we care more than we show sometimes!

My favorite word in the English language is _________.
Integrity (no BS) it's absolute by definition yet vague for most. It's a moving target but shouldn't be. It can be demonstrated with actions and words and if someone lacks integrity it tells me a lot about them as human beings.

My favorite word that has no direct English translation is _________.
'numbnuts'

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
When I 'connect' with someone I know, with absolute certainty, that they will be a better business/fitness professional as a result.

The most important thing I learned before high school was _________.
Hard work pays off, do your chores before playing, and start early - don't stop til the job is done!

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
I can only draw a correlation to the superhero that I align with - Deadpool! Whatever he has is what I would have, especially the crude sense of humor

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a _________ when I grew up.
Athlete

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?
Cavatelli - it's unique, not on your average menu, and it's got a cool name

When I get home from work, the first thing I do is __________.
Plug my computer in, grab a snack, then log back on...no joke!

Shaun McDonald

Co-General Manager IN

Shaun grew up in Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma. Of course, he is a diehard Sooner fan! Shaun spent most of his adult life working in the broadcast television business. His last television job was General Manager of the CBS affiliate in Miami, FL. He and his wife, Carolyn, fell in love with OTF as members and inquired about buying a franchise. He says it was the best decision he ever made!

Do you have any nicknames?
None. Some of our employees call me S-dog, but it's in a mocking kind of way!

What’s the strangest talent you have?
Trivia. Music, movies, pop culture. I can pretty much work it into any conversation.

Do you have any interesting phobias?
Scuba. Just can't get comfortable with a respirator. Freaks me out!

Toilet paper: over or under?
There is truly only one way. Over. Shouldn't even be a matter of choice!

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
Like sushi, Love tacos!

What is your life motto?
Knowledge and preparation makes everything easier. Also, treat people like you want to be treated.

What is your favorite quote?
It's better to have people think you are stupid, than opening your mouth and proving it!
~anonymous (or maybe Mark Twain)

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
New Zealand

What is your favorite book or book series?
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty. Hands down, best book I have ever read.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is _________.
If you must complain, make sure you complain to someone that can actually help solve your problem.

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
Desserts

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Do your homework! Be excited about the opportunity we are presenting!

My favorite word in the English language is _________.
Absolutely or antidisestablishmentarianism (I learned to spell this when I was 7)

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Watching employees become experts at what they do.

The most important thing I learned before high school was _________.
The importance of being part of a team.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
Super strength.

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a _________ when I grew up.
Meteorologist

Carolyn McDonald

Co-General Manager IN

Carolyn graduated with an Advertising degree from Kent State University and worked for several years in broadcast media sales. She began her journey with OTF as a member in South Florida. After taking classes for several months, she and her husband, Shaun, were ready to jump in with both feet and move their family to Indiana to spread the orange and lead the development of that region.

What’s the strangest talent you have?
I can organize any space.

Toilet paper: over or under?
Over

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
TACOS!

What is your life motto?
Give grace.

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
Scotland

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is _________.
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. (my dad)

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
Food, family and movies

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Ask questions! You aren't expected to know everything.

My favorite word in the English language is _________.
Hug

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Watching members succeed and surprise themselves with what they are capable of

The most important thing I learned before high school was _________.
Friends may come and go in different seasons of your life.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
shape shifting

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a _________ when I grew up.
Private Investigator (side note: I remember telling my mom this and she laughed and pointed out that I was afraid of the dark. After that, I reconsidered my options since she made a good point. I think I decided on teaching.)

When I get home from work, the first thing I do is _________.
get into my lounge wear

Dana Wilson

Regional Fitness Director

Fitness has always run through my veins. I played competitive soccer growing up and competed in figure competitions for five years. My passion and energy comes from my love for changing lives! I have been a part of the Orangetheory family for almost three years where I started as a Coach, then Head Coach and now Regional Fitness Director.

What’s the strangest talent you have?
The strangest talent is I can touch my tongue to my nose.

Do you have any interesting phobias?
I am a clean freak!

Toilet paper: over or under?
OVER!!

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
Unlimited sushi

What is your life motto?
Smile! It does something for your brain.

What is your favorite quote?
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me!

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
I would buy a boat and sail around the world.

What is your favorite book or book series?
The subtle art of not giving a F*ck.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is __________.
Second place is the first place loser.

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
Frosting!

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Find what your WHY is and give 100% to that WHY.

My favorite word in the English language is _________.
Serendipity

My favorite word that has no direct English translation is _________.
Splat

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Knowing I am helping people live a more vibrant life!

The most important thing I learned before high school was _________.
Work hard and you will be rewarded.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
Teleportation

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a __________ when I grew up.
Professional soccer player

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?
Cavatappi - its corkscrew and crazy like me.

When I get home from work, the first thing I do is __________.
Wash my hands!

Ashley Torres

Marketing Manager

My name is Ashley Torres, I was born and raised in Colorado springs, Colorado. I grew up playing volleyball and went to play D1 in El Paso, Texas where I also got my bachelors in Marketing and in Finance. I currently live in Colorado again with my husband Stephen and my 1 month old daughter Isabella! Fitness is my passion and Orangetheory has created an avenue for me to help others reach their goals.

Do you have any nicknames?
My first name is actually Elizabeth but I go by my middle name Ashley

What’s the strangest talent you have?
I'm pretty sure I'm a dog whisperer … or I just think dogs listen to me very well.

Do you have any interesting phobias?
I don't like leftovers... I am scared I am going to get food poisoning.

Toilet paper: over or under?
I've done both lol

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
SUSHI!!

What is your life motto?
When someone says you cant do it. Do it twice, and take pictures 🙂

What is your favorite quote?
The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. Its a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. Its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!
-Rocky Balboa

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
I would have an all inclusive snowboarding trip to the Alps with all my friends and family!

What is your favorite book or book series?
I've read almost all the Nicholas sparks books.. hopeless romantic.

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
A full 24 hours of sleeping so we could all catch up on our lack of sleep.

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Be creative and eager to learn. Continue to remind yourself that all the work you are doing is potentially giving someone MORE LIFE!

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
Flying!

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a _________ when I grew up.
Veterinarian

Brandon Kemps

Regional Recruiter

Recruiting and HR professional with a passion for helping companies grow with the right people, and helping people grow with the right companies. Outside of the office, I have a love for cars, sports, and fitness.

Do you have any nicknames?
English

Toilet paper: over or under?
Over

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
SUSHI!!

What is your life motto?
Never Give Up. Never Lose Hope. Always Keep Going.

What is your favorite quote?
"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
Hawaii! I have never been and have always wanted to go!

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is _________.
Life is too short to be unhappy. Do what makes you happy.

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Embrace every second that you are here and have fun!

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
The ability to fly

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a _________ when I grew up.
Fighter Pilot

Jeanne Bray

HR Admin and Payroll Specialist

I am from eastern North Carolina and graduated from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in Health Education and Promotion. I started my career in wellness in Michigan and Chicago and moved back after 7 years for the warmer weather! My career with Orangetheory Fitness started over 3 years ago as a Studio Manager in North Raleigh before transitioning to my current role as Regional HR Coordinator.

Do you have any interesting phobias?
Drinking out of someone else's drink.

Toilet paper: over or under?
Over; there is no other way.

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
Sushi!

What is your favorite quote?
"Treat every moment as a gift, that is why it is called the present." Deepak Chopra

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
Cats and pizza!

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Never stop growing. The opportunities are endless if you are open to learning.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Seeing the growth within the region and seeing firsthand the positions and staff evolving into new and exciting careers.

The most important thing I learned before high school was _________.
The right thing to do is almost never the popular one.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
Teleportation

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a _________ when I grew up.
Ballerina

Kardashian Ragin

Accounts Payable Specialist

As an eager and optimistic finance associate I take great pride in providing quality work, while collaborating within a team environment.

When not working I like to pretend I take long walks on the beach with the Cane Corso I don't have. When in all reality I sit at home waiting on the latest update for High school, NCAA, or NBA basketball.

Above all else, I am a Pirate at heart and bleed purple and gold for the best school in North Carolina!

Do you have any nicknames?
Dash is what everyone calls me.

Honorable mentions: A whole bunch of others directly related to those people who stole my name a few years back.

What’s the strangest talent you have?
Being able to fall asleep almost anywhere.

Do you have any interesting phobias?
I am not a huge fan of sitting with my back to the door.

Toilet paper: over or under?
I don't really care as long as there is some stocked!

Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
No brainer! Taco Tuesday everyday.

What is your life motto?
"Things can always be worse."

What is your favorite quote?
"Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless." - Gary Vee

If you could have an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?
Portugal... then Dubai, Cape Town, Paris, and maybe Greece.

What is your favorite book or book series?
"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ___" - Mark Manson

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is _________.
Money doesn't grow on trees, but you can't take it with you so spend a little and save the rest.

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve _________.
Food and dogs.

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Be hungry and eager to learn. There are a lot of knowledgeable people that have no problem helping you succeed.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Being able to be apart of a company that is growing into something special. Everyone comes with one thing in mind and it is succeeding.

The most important thing I learned before high school was _________.
You can't teach common sense.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be _________.
Power mimicry. Why have one power when you can have them all?

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a _________ when I grew up.
Architect/Engineer... after wanting to be a doctor, lawyer, dentist, and NBA player

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?
Fettuccine because I like to think of myself as laid back kind of guy. In the same breath sometimes life calls for some Alfredo sauce, and I am not afraid to pour it all on.

When I get home from work, the first thing I do is __________.
Follow up with what happened that day in the sports world. Maybe watch some AGT videos on YouTube. It is very contingent on my mood.

Job Opportunities

At OT Growth Partners, we are seeking motivated, career driven, and fitness-minded individuals who have a passion to positively impact the lives of others while striving to reach their own goals. As a member of our team, you will participate in the daily operation and success of a fast-paced fitness studio while building relationships with Orangetheory Fitness members and the community. You will also be responsible for providing studio members with a best in class customer experience.

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STUDIO MANAGER

Due to our rapid regional expansion, Orangetheory Fitness is currently seeking a dynamic Studio Manager (SM) to be a leader for one of our amazing studios.  As part of a senior member of the leadership team, the Studio Manager will directly oversee the daily business operations, staff production and development, consistent delivery of our brand of fitness, and drive Orangetheory Fitness growth goals and the overarching theme of #Morelife for our members.

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ASSISTANT STUDIO MANAGER

Due to our rapid regional expansion, Orangetheory Fitness is currently seeking dynamic Assistant Studio Managers (ASM) to be leaders in various locations throughout North Carolina. As part of a Studio Leadership Team, the ASM will assist the Studio Manager and Head Coach in managing the daily business operations, staff development, and drive the overarching theme of #Morelife for our members.

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SENIOR SALES ASSOCIATE

Orangetheory Fitness is currently looking for intelligent, outgoing, and passionate Senior Sales Associates to join our rapidly growing sales team! Due to our rapid expansion in North Carolina, our studios are seeking qualified sales professionals that are eager to provide our members with excellent customer service at our professional group fitness training facility.

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SALES ASSOCIATE

Orangetheory Fitness is currently looking for intelligent, outgoing, and passionate sales associates to join our rapidly growing sales team! Due to our rapid expansion in North Carolina, our studio is seeking qualified sales professionals that are eager to provide our members with excellent customer service at our professional group fitness training facility.

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GROUP FITNESS COACH

Orangetheory Fitness is currently seeking a motivated, high energy Group Fitness Coach for one of our amazing studios. As part of the Coaching Staff, the Group Fitness Coach is responsible for delivering 60-90 minute, scientifically predesigned group workouts. This position requires the utmost coordination and multi-tasking skills with the ability to simultaneously coach, manage time rotations, and motivate multiple clients in a group setting. A Group Fitness Coach with Orangetheory Fitness must focus on functional fitness, including endurance, strength, and power, using the tools given to optimize the client’s experience and fitness results—all while delivering of our brand of fitness, and drive Orangetheory Fitness growth goals and the overarching theme of #Morelife for our members.

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OT Growth Partners currently operates and oversees more than 50 studios and is expanding quickly

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1129 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite AA
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

919-373-5026

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