Trent A. Ward Chief Executive Officer
Trent A. Ward is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since our inception in May 2017. Prior to founding Interactive Strength Inc., Mr. Ward served as an associate, analyst, and portfolio manager at Citadel LLC, a financial services company, from July 2006 to February 2014. From February 2014 to May 2017, Mr. Ward left Citadel LLC to begin investing in start-ups and pursuing various entrepreneurial endeavors, including starting the research and development for the precursor entity to us in October 2015. Mr. Ward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Deepak M. MulchandaniChief Technology Officer
Deepak M. Mulchandani has served as our Chief Technology Officer and as a member of our board of directors since December 2021. Prior to joining Interactive Strength Inc., Mr. Mulchandani served as the Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Emerge Now Inc. (“Emerge”), a computer and electronic manufacturing company, from January 2020 to December 2021. Prior to joining Emerge, Mr. Mulchandani served as the Senior Vice President of Product Engineering at Peloton Interactive, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTON) from June 2017 to July 2019. Mr. Mulchandani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Michael J. Madigan Chief Financial Officer
Michael J. Madigan has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2023, and previously served as our Senior Director of Finance from September 2022 to February 2023. Prior to joining Interactive Strength Inc. Mr. Madigan served in various roles at XPO Last Mile, Inc. (“XPO Last Mile”), a third party logistics company, including (i) Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis from October 2019 to September 2022, (ii) Senior Vice President of Finance from November 2016 to October 2019, and (iii) Vice President of Finance from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining XPO Last Mile, Mr. Madigan served as Vice President of Finance at 3PD, Inc. and held various roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Madigan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Le Moyne College.
Stuart Bryan Senior Director of Accounting
Stuart Bryan has served as our Senior Director of Accounting since September 2022 and previously served as our Senior Director of Accounting & Finance from May 2022 to September 2022. Prior to joining Interactive Strength Inc., Mr. Bryan served as Senior Finance & Accounting Director at Vertiv Holdings Co. (NYSE: VRT) (“Vertiv”), a global infrastructure company, from March 2018 to May 2022. Prior to joining Vertiv, Mr. Bryan served in various roles at General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) (“GM”), an automobile manufacturing company, including (i) Assistant Finance Director from June 2014 to May 2018, (ii) Controller of a wholly owned subsidiary from May 2010 to June 2014, and (iii) Technical Accountant from October 2007 to May 2010. Prior to joining GM, Mr. Bryan was a Manager at Ernst & Young within the US Capital Markets group in London, England from April 2006 to October 2007, and as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche from January 1999 to April 2006. Mr. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Honors degree (Accounting & Auditing) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting Science degree from the University of South Africa.