Our Leaders

Eric Buss

Eric Buss serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer 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


Kimo Seymour
President-Media and Events
James O'Reilly
President-Life Time Work

Senior Vice Presidents

Matthew J. Brinza
Senior Vice President-Architecture and Engineering
John Griffith
Senior Vice President-Real Estate and Development
Mike Kaiman
Senior Vice President-Construction
Nicholas Peter Koros
Senior Vice President-Construction Operations
Steven Larson Jr.
Senior Vice President-Club Operations
Mark W. Laylin
Senior Vice President-National Sales
Erik A. Lindseth
Senior Vice President-General Counsel
Kevin T. Logan
Senior Vice President-East Region
Renee Main
Senior Vice President-Marketing
Lisa Pollock
Senior Vice President-Human Resources
Jason Thunstrom
Senior Vice President - Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Julie W. Yager
Senior Vice President-Architecture and Design
Brian J. Everson
Senior Vice President-Product Development
Mark Nordland
Senior Vice President-Mixed Use Development, Property Development

Vice Presidents

Freddy Akradi
Vice President-Life Time Technology
Kyle Beste
Vice President-Group Fitness
John M. Brennan
Vice President-Human Capital
Kari Broyles
Vice President-Deputy General Counsel
Matthew Troy Busot
Vice President of Product and Engineering
Amy Cervantes
Vice President-Compensation and Payroll
Keith Dieruf
Vice President-Digital Marketing
Ryan Donley
Vice President-Life Time Training Business Development
Jamie Martin
Vice President-Content Strategy
Joseph Gallagher
Vice President-Web and New Club Opening Sales
Joseph A. Hall
Vice President-Club Operations
Matthew Heinrichs
Vice President-Life Time Technology
Bryan M. Janowiec
Vice President-Facility Operations
Abdi Javidan
Vice President-New Club Openings
Michael Jay
Vice President-LifeCafe
Kelly Johansen
Vice President-National Sales
Alicia Northey Kockler
Vice President-Aquatics and Kids Programming
Aaron T. Koehler              
Vice President-Development
Christopher P. Lacher
Vice President Finance- Life Time Construction
Paul R. Lijewski
Vice President-Membership Product and Pricing
Tom Manella
Vice President of Personal Training Operations
Gregory Mascolo
Vice President-Senior Associate General Counsel
Stuart McFarland
Vice President-Senior Associate General Counsel, Legal
Amber N. McMillan
Vice President-Revenue Growth Initiatives
Michael Melley
Vice President of Operations
Laura L. Messerli
Regional Vice President
Jill Palmquist
Vice President-Executive Creative Director
Patrick D. Regan
Vice President-Procurement
Eric Rose
Vice President-Construction
Angie Schulke
Vice President-Applications, Data & Business Intelligence
Levi Severson
Vice President-Asset Management
Efonda Sproles
Vice President-Scouting
Marc Stephens
Vice President-Creative
Justin Strey
Vice President-Financial Planning and Analysis, V.P. and Controller
David Pettrone Swalve
Vice President-Life Time Education
Brett Michael Walek
Vice President-IT Infrastructure and Operations
Erik D. Weaver
Vice President and Controller