Best Practice Institute Announces Award to MINDBODY CEO Rick Stollmeyer

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – June 8, 2017 — Best Practice Institute announces Rick Stollmeyer the winner of its Best Practices CEO Award for 2017.

Stollmeyer is CEO of MINDBODY, which he founded in 2001. Born into a family of entrepreneurs, he conceptualized using technology to help small health and wellness businesses grow and succeed.

In just 16 years, Stollmeyer and his team have grown MINDBODY to be the leading provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry. Businesses and wellness practitioners in over 130 countries and territories use MINDBODY’s integrated software and payments platform to run, market and build their businesses. The company also serves as the bedrock for popular services like ClassPass, and has created strategic partnerships with consumer brands like Google. 

Stollmeyer’s passion, enthusiasm and long-term vision for his business and its future growth set him apart in the industry and as a CEO. He also believes in taking care of his MINDBODY team. The company’s employee wellness and benefits program has placed it alongside Facebook and Google on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list. It offers monthly wellness allowances, onsite massage, onsite wellness classes, medical benefits, generous time off plans, and on-site day care for the employees’ children.

“We were impressed with Mr. Stollmeyer’s attention to his team, while at the same time connecting those in the wellness industry,” said Louis Carter, BPI founder, and CEO. “More than just understanding software, he strives to make their businesses better. We congratulate him for winning this year’s BPI award.”

The Best Practice Awards acknowledge innovators, practitioners, executives, CEOs and consultants who have made a significant positive impact on their organizations and on modern leadership and management principles and practices.

BPI is a leadership and talent management association focusing on best and innovative business practices. BPI has more than 42,000 subscribers, from managers to senior and C-level talent, HR, and HR Tech executives, including corporate and individual members on five continents and executives and employees of more than half of the Fortune 500. Best Practice Awards are judged by C-Level, Fortune 1000 talent executives.

BPI began honoring exceptional business leaders in 2006. The Best Practice Awards have become among the most coveted awards in management, leadership development, and cutting-edge HR Technologies.

Several past winners have gone on to join BPI’s Senior Executive Board including MasterCard’s Chief Talent Officer David Deacon, Humana’s VP of Talent & OD Roger Cude, and KeyBank’s Chief Talent Officer, Brian Fishel, among others. BPI’s Senior Executive Board is an exclusive benchmarking consortium for heads of talent to share with and learn from each other the best and next practices in talent management, leadership development, and organization development.

100s of CEOs have received BPI’s CEO Award including Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew Liveris, former Genentech CEO and current Apple Chairman Arthur Levinson, Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy, FedEx CEO Fred Smith and others.

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