VANCOUVER, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS), an innovation leader in personalized connected home fitness, today announced that Kelley Hall, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), and Shailesh Prakash, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Digital Product Development at The Washington Post have been appointed to its Board of Directors effective October 21, 2021.
The appointments of Ms. Hall and Mr. Prakash come at a pivotal time for the company as it continues its long-term strategic plan. Ms. Hall brings deep expertise leading financial strategy and managing omnichannel ecosystems at several leading companies, including REI, the nation’s largest consumer co-operative. Mr. Prakash adds strong engineering and digital strategy experience and has led multiple digital growth transformations, including transitioning to and leveraging subscription business models.
"We are thrilled to have Kelley and Shailesh join our Board of Directors," said M. Carl Johnson, III, Chairman of Nautilus, Inc. "Their strong backgrounds in finance and technology are critical to further advancing our North Star strategic initiatives and accelerating the company’s innovation and growth in connected home fitness. "
About Kelley Hall
Ms. Hall is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at REI, the nation’s largest consumer co-operative where she leads the financial planning and analysis, strategy, sustainability, accounting, treasury, internal audit, tax, strategic sourcing, and asset protection teams. Prior to REI, Ms. Hall was Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer for Nordstrom, Inc. Kelley also spent nine years at NIKE, Inc. and held various senior finance leadership positions. Ms. Hall was with Starbucks Corporation from 1994 to 2008 in a variety of finance leadership roles, including several roles as vice president supporting U.S. retail and corporate finance. Ms. Hall also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Seattle Foundation. She received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Ms. Hall commented, "I look forward to joining Nautilus' Board at this exciting time in the company’s evolution and given the vast opportunity for continued growth as a key player in the connected home fitness category.”
About Shailesh Prakash
Mr. Prakash is currently the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Digital Product Development at The Washington Post, where he is responsible for all aspects of product development and technology, including web, mobile, video, print and advertising. Under his leadership, and in close partnership with the newsroom, The Post has seen tremendous digital growth. He has also spearheaded the development of Arc XP, The Post’s fast-growing global software-as-a-service business. This state-of-the-art digital platform and suite of tools is engineered to meet the needs of publishers, broadcasters and brands and currently powers more than 1500 sites in the U.S. and around the world. Mr. Prakash has an extensive track record in senior positions spanning multiple industries. He began his career as a software engineer with several technology companies, including Sun Microsystems and Netscape, and Microsoft where he was a key member of the Bing search engine. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from IIT, Mumbai, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Clemson University, and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.
Mr. Prakash stated, “I’m thrilled to be joining the Nautilus Board during this transformational time in the company’s journey as a leading innovator in connected home fitness, creating inspiring and motivating experiences for customers across its award-winning brands.”
About Nautilus, Inc.
Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) is a global leader in digitally connected home fitness solutions. The company’s brand family includes Bowflex®, Nautilus®, Schwinn®, and JRNY®, its digital fitness platform. With a broad selection of exercise bikes, cardio equipment, and strength training products, Nautilus, Inc. empowers healthier living through individualized connected fitness experiences; and in doing so, envisions building a healthier world, one person at a time.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, the company’s products are sold direct to consumer on brand websites and through retail partners and are available throughout the U.S. and internationally. Nautilus, Inc. uses the investor relations page of its website (www.nautilusinc.com/investors) to make information available to its investors and the market.
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