TrainingPeaks Announces Departure of Gear Fisher, Co-Founder and Chief Corporate Development Officer.
January 16, 2020
Boulder, Colo., Jan 16th, 2020— TrainingPeaks, a global leader in providing smart and effective digital training solutions for athletes and coaches, today announced Gear Fisher, Co-Founder and Chief Corporate Development Officer, will be leaving the company to launch a new video feedback and communication platform. Andy Stephens will continue his role as CEO of TrainingPeaks and parent company Peaksware.
Gear Fisher, Co-founder and CEO of TrainingPeaks from 2010-2018, started the company with Joe and Dirk Friel in the late ’90s. At the time, coaches had to painstakingly email individual attachments or fax training data. This was exacerbated by desktop software solutions that were fragmented and incompatible with one another. Recognizing the need for a web-based training log for coaches to create and capture their athletes’ training data in one place, the three began to develop the TrainingPeaks platform. Over the course of 20 years, Fisher helped revolutionize the way endurance athletes and coaches track, analyze and plan their training, growing the company into the leading endurance training and coaching platform that it is today.
“We wish Gear all the best with his new endeavor”, said Dirk Friel, TrainingPeaks co-founder and Chief Evangelist. “We started TrainingPeaks with the goal of empowering endurance athletes and coaches to achieve their goals, pursue their passions, and improve their lives. It’s been a great pleasure working alongside Gear for all these years. Although he will be missed here at TrainingPeaks, we’re excited about our vision for the future with Andy leading the company.”
Andy Stephens stepped into the role of CEO at Peaksware, TrainingPeaks’ parent company, in September of 2018, having first invested in the company in 2007. In addition to TrainingPeaks, Peaksware LLC includes the strength training online platform TrainHeroic and interactive musical training and publishing platforms MakeMusic and Alfred Music.
“Over the years TrainingPeaks has grown from an innovative platform where athletes and coaches can plan, track, and analyze their training into the world’s largest online endurance training marketplace,” said Andy Stephens. “I’m proud to lead this team and will continue to drive home the principles that have made this company great; putting the needs of our coaches and athletes first, building valuable partnerships within the industry, and consistently developing cutting-edge software solutions—that improve the training experience.”
TrainingPeaks continues to pioneer endurance training technologies, with a renewed focus on providing coaches with a marketplace to sell their services and a trusted platform where athletes can find expert instruction. Adaptive training plans built by expert coaches, powerful new partner integrations and a soon-to-be-released recommendation engine are only a few examples of what the future holds for TrainingPeaks.
TrainingPeaks creates endurance training apps and solutions that help athletes and coaches prepare the right way to reach their goals. Products include TrainingPeaks web and mobile apps for iOS and Android to help athletes commit to a clear goal, structure their training so they can work out smarter, and monitor their progress as they work toward their event goal. Additional TrainingPeaks products include WKO desktop software for cutting-edge scientific analysis and planning, and Best Bike Split’s predictive performance tools. TrainingPeaks solutions are used by Tour de France teams, IRONMAN® World Champions, Olympians, age-group athletes and coaches around the world. Learn more at TrainingPeaks.com
Peaksware brings together industry leading brands to help guide people along their journey of skill acquisition. Each company within the Peaksware umbrella organization develops software platforms to connect creators, instructors, and performers allowing them to publish, teach, and practice using the proven principles of deliberate practice: set a specific goal, get expert instruction, perform focused practice, and receive immediate feedback. This shared approach is the common thread connecting the brands across their unique market verticals. Additional information can be found at peaksware.com.