Our management team

Experience + Vision

The Flagship Fitness vision was developed by its management team and will be made a reality with carefully chosen team members. With vast experience in business development, marketing, leadership, and human resources, this powerhouse of professionals brings key resources, knowledge, and skills to our venture within the wellness and fitness industry.

ADRIAN HAID

ADRIAN HAID

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

Mr. Haid has gained considerable experience in fitness club operations and administration over the past 25 years, having held a variety of high-visibility managerial roles at large and reputable facilities. Prior responsibilities have included:

  • Daily operations
  • Hospitality controls and administration
  • Membership sales and marketing
  • Equipment purchase and floor design

He has been responsible for multimillion-dollar budgets and has had an integral role in generating as much as $5.2 million in annual revenues for his facilities. During his tenure as an executive-level professional in the health and wellness industry, Mr. Haid has developed a passion for bringing “next-generation” family and fitness center options to the public and is actively pursuing his dream.

KERRY GIVENS

KERRY GIVENS

CONSULTANT/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Givens has over 25 years of health club experience, ranging from sales and marketing to managing a 186,000 square foot single-site club that generates upwards of $12 million in gross annual revenues while maintaining a 30% net profit margin. He currently serves as the managing partner of all programs undertaken by the club, including:

  • Departmental policies and procedures
  • Community outreach initiatives
  • Industry trade organization involvement

Mr. Givens has an impressive track record in efficiently managing capital and operating budgets, consistently improving profit margins for club owners, and continually upholding the highest standards in customer satisfaction.

Mr. Givens’s employment history includes:

  • Membership Sales Department Head at Aurora Athletic Club from 1989 to 1990
  • Membership and Marketing Director at Aerobic and Sport Conditioning Center from 1991 to 1993
  • Sales and Marketing Director at the Eden Prairie Flagship Fitness Athletic Club from 1993 to 1998
  • General Manager of Flagship Athletic Club from 1998 to 2005
  • General Manager at the YMCA from 2005 to present

Mr. Givens will initially be a close consultant for Flagship and will join our team as the COO upon the opening of the second location. He is presently involved in managing the $6 million annual operations of the YMCA in the Minneapolis area of Minnesota.

PAUL JILEK

PAUL JILEK

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Mr. Jilek has over 14 years of marketing and interactive media experience. He’s worked with ad agencies, retail, and financial corporations. His illustrious client list includes:

  • Best Buy
  • Coca Cola
  • Qwest
  • Children’s Hospital Association (CHA)
  • Edina Realty
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Wooddale Tennis Center
  • United States Tennis Association – Northern
  • Honda, Dodge, Toyota
  • Gander Mountain
  • Ebert’s & Gerbert’s
  • 3M
  • DuPont
  • Seagate
  • Western Digital
  • Wells Fargo
  • General Mills
  • Honeywell
  • Hallmark
  • Wal-Mart
  • Marriott Hotel
  • Hampton Inn
  • Residence Inn
  • Hyatt Place

With his strong background in marketing and promotional campaign development, he will serve as an indispensable member of the Flagship team.

MICHAEL JOHNSON

MICHAEL JOHNSON

INTERIM CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Johnson has over 40 years of business experience developing, managing, and owning businesses, both nationally and internationally. He is currently the CFO of a public trading company responsible for financial reports, SEC filings, EDGAR filings, and year-end audits.

Prior to this position, he’s had business experiences including owning and operating a national franchise nutrition and fitness company. In the business finance field, he has been the CFO for private and public companies, including:

  • Check cashing store operations grossing over $200 million per year
  • Compliance services for money wire centers
  • Forensic accounting services
  • Business tax preparations
  • Representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service
  • Heading up the payroll division of TLS
  • CFO of the first two-dimensional bar code public trading company in the United States

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Luther College and a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. 

KENDRA LOVEJOY

KENDRA LOVEJOY

CLUB GENERAL MANAGER

As Flagship’s General Manager, Ms. Lovejoy will bring a breadth of experience from the health and fitness industry to the team. She has served as department head for various group fitness programs, as well as fitness and aquatics instruction. Over the past 15 years, she’s also held several leadership roles at Life Time Fitness, the YMCA, and Lifestyles.

KIMBERLY JILEK

KIMBERLY JILEK

SPA DEPARTMENT HEAD

Mrs. Jilek has over 15 years of experience in the spa industry. She has a background in management and human resources, investor relations, and employee relations, and managed a $25 million portfolio.

Mrs. Jilek has always had a passion for the spa industry. At a young age, she started learning how to take care of her body’s well-being. She continues to stay up-to-date with the industry’s trends and changes to ensure customers receive the best overall experience. Mrs. Jilek takes pride in making people feel welcome, relaxed, and rejuvenated during their visit to the Flagship Spa.