Our Leaders

Eric Buss

Eric Buss serves as Executive Vice President for Life TimeSM, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand. Since joining the company in September 1999, Buss has served as a key executive leader and catalyst in the company’s evolution with a goal of helping people achieve their health and wellness goals by delivering entertaining, educational, friendly and inviting, functional and innovative experiences with uncompromising quality and unparalleled service.

Buss holds responsibility for improving the company’s capital efficiency in partnership with the financial leadership team, along with oversight of business development and acquisitions, and accelerating new growth opportunities in the healthy way of life industry within which Life Time operates in a category of its own.

Buss also leads the company’s compliance function, including legal, risk management and various administrative functions in support of Life Time existing operations, which include high-end, multi-purpose health and wellness resorts and spas, as well as its current brand extension into comprehensive healthy way of life villages that are destined to change the way consumers live, work and play. In this area, Buss is supporting Life Time’s transformation of former mall anchor store spaces into the company’s large, healthy way of life athletic resort destinations as well as its launch of Life Time Work (an entirely new concept that is redefining the shared workspace industry) and Life Time Living (high-end, leased residences that provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience).

Prior to his current role, Buss served as Life Time’s chief financial officer with responsibility for the accounting, finance, internal audit, tax, corporate development, risk management and insurance functions. In this role, he oversaw the June 2015 sale of the Company and transition from a public to privately held organization. Before that, Buss held numerous key leadership functions, including General Counsel, and played a critical role in many significant transactions, including the Company’s 2004 initial public offering, new debt and equity financing, acquisitions, the development and implementation of legal and risk management initiatives, and comprehensive talent management and succession planning processes.

Earlier in his career, Buss was an associate with the law firm of Faegre & Benson LLP and, before that, a staff auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Buss holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin, with a double major in Accounting and Finance. He also received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

For more information about Eric Buss or Life Time, please contact Jason Thunstrom at 952-229-7435 or jthunstrom@lt.life, or visit lifetime.life.

Other Leadership


Freddy Akradi  
Vice President-Life Time Technology
Kyle Beste          
Vice President-Group Fitness
John M. Brennan
Vice President-Human Capital
Matthew J. Brinza
Senior Vice President-Architecture and Engineering
Kari Broyles
Vice President-Deputy General Counsel

Matthew Troy Busot      
Vice President of Product and Engineering

Amy Cervantes
Vice President-Compensation and Payroll
Jessica DePetro
Senior Vice President-Finance
Keith Dieruf
Vice President-Digital Marketing
Brian J. Everson
Vice President-Product Development
Joseph Gallagher
Vice President-Web and New Club Opening Sales
John Griffith
Senior Vice President-Real Estate and Development
Joseph A. Hall
Vice President-Club Operations
Matthew Heinrichs
Vice President-Life Time Technology
Bryan M. Janowiec
Vice President-Facility Operations
Abdollah Javidan
Vice President-New Club Openings
Kelly Johansen
Vice President-National Sales
Alicia Northey Kockler
Vice President-Aquatics and Kids Programming
Aaron T. Koehler              
Vice President-Development
Nicholas Peter Koros
Senior Vice President-Construction
Christopher P. Lacher
Vice President Finance- Life Time Construction
Steven Larson Jr.
Senior Vice President-Club Operations
Mark W. Laylin
Senior Vice President-National Sales
Paul R. Lijewski
Vice President-Membership Product and Pricing
Erik A. Lindseth
Senior Vice President-General Counsel
Kevin T. Logan
Senior Vice President-East Region
Renee Main
Senior Vice President-Marketing
Tom Manella
Vice President of Personal Training Operations
Amber N. McMillan
Vice President-Revenue Growth Initiatives
Michael Melley
Vice President of Operations
Laura L. Messerli
Regional Vice President
Nicholas Mulkey
Vice President-Life Time Technology
Benjamin Nelsen
President of LifeCafe
Mark Nordland
Senior Vice President-Mixed Use Development
Dennis J. O'Connell
Regional Vice President
Lisa Pollock
Senior Vice President-Human Resources
Patrick D. Regan
Vice President-Procurement
Eric Rose
Vice President-Construction
Levi Severson
Vice President-Asset Management
Kimo Seymour
Senior Vice President-Media and Events
Kevin D. Siegel
Vice President-Member Experience Officer
Efonda Sproles
Vice President-Scouting
Marc Stephens
Vice President-Creative
David Pettrone Swalve
Vice President-Life Time Education
Jason Thunstrom
Vice President-Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Brett Michael Walek
Vice President-IT Infrastructure and Operations
Erik D. Weaver
Vice President and Controller
Julie W. Yager
Senior Vice President-Architecture and Design
Alexandra M. Yanez
Vice President-LifeSpa