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Wexer Chief Executive Paul Bowman joins Coach Welly as Chairman

Wexer Chief Executive Paul Bowman joins Coach Welly as Chairman
February 6, 2023

Paul Bowman, Chief Executive of Wexer (a leader in digital health and fitness offerings) is joining the Australian-based wellness technology company Coach Welly as its Chairman.

Bowman is among the world’s successful fitness technology Chief Executives, having most recently steered Wexer to a multi-million dollar acquisition by Core Health and Fitness.

Founded in 2019 in Brisbane, Coach Welly is poised to rapidly grow into a technology leader to disrupt the global health and fitness market. Coach Welly uses a combination of AI, fitness content, biometrics and gamification with cloud-based software to provide a personalized user experience at scale.

Coach Welly products include a next-generation consumer facing app that integrates with wearables, equipment, virtual content and member management software to enable gyms to provide members with a complete solution that unifies their entire wellness experience, and rewards them for all of their health and wellness activities.

Coach Welly’s co-founder and Chief Executive, Owen Bowling, described Bowman as “the ideal candidate for the job. We were looking for an experienced corporate leader who is very familiar with fast-growing companies and who could help guide us as we grow the company towards market leadership. Paul has a stellar track record as the long-time CEO of Wexer, as well as a clear understanding of fitness technology and the importance of wellness within insurance companies and we are very excited to have him join the team.”

Bowman notes “with its unique product, Coach Welly has a great opportunity to change the way people around the world perceive health & wellness. Owen and his team have already done a great job and we can look forward to several additional new and exciting products that will change the lives of many people. Coach Welly is an extremely fast-growing company and its innovative power will ultimately benefit our entire society.”

Bowman has multiple successful start-ups and exits behind him. He has been pointed out as one of the top Chief Executives in New Zealand. In his former life as an elite athlete, Bowman was a member of the New Zealand National Volleyball team, winning several regional and international titles. He remains dedicated to fitness and sport and contributes actively as both a writer and a speaker.

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