Adam Robinson Named 3rd SUCCEED! Keynoter Hireology CEO, Author of ‘The Best Team Wins’

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(OAKLAND, CA, October 25, 2018)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced that Adam Robinson, co-founder and CEO of Hireology, will be the third keynoter at SUCCEED! – the first-ever major Business Convention & Expo for current and aspiring studio/gym owners. The event will be April 12-14, 2019 at Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, CA. 

Mr. Robinson is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, author of The Best Team Wins: Build Your Business Through Predictive Hiring, host of The Best Team Wins Podcast, and a columnist for Inc. magazine. His stated mission is to help business owners succeed by building exceptional teams and workplace cultures.

“We are delighted to welcome Adam Robinson to SUCCEED! and the AFS family,” said Josh Leve, AFS co-founder and CEO. “He brings a critical, relevant message for all studio owners. We’re thrilled that Adam will be sharing his expertise with the SUCCEED! audience.”

A graduate of the University of Illinois with an MBA from DePaul University, Mr. Robinson is a two-time finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2017, 2018), and was named a “Top 25 HR Industry Game Changer” by Workforce magazine. Under his leadership, Hireology was ranked #94 on the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies in 2016 and #332 in 2017. 

Mr. Robinson’s presentation, Sunday April 14, will focus on the concept that competitive differentiation doesn’t come from your product or service. It comes from your people, and companies that build the best team can dominate for years. Adam delivers the science behind great hiring decisions, teaching a proven process for building the best team and inspiring the audience to take action.

“Finding qualified staff is often one of the highest ranked challenges facing studio operators,” said Josh Leve, AFS co-founder and CEO. “Adam not only provides knowledge, he delivers real world experience and solutions.”

Hireology has twice been recognized nationally as a “Top 50 Best Workplace” by Inc.magazine, and was named a “Top Company Culture” by Entrepreneur magazine. Hireology has been named a "Best and Brightest Company to Work For" in Chicago each year since 2015.



SUCCEED! will be an event like none other in the fitness industry with 2.5 days of education solely dedicated to fitness businesses of all sizes, disciplines and tenure for entrepreneurs looking to take the next step in their career. The event will feature three pre-cons, over 50 sessions in six educational tracks, a 70-booth Expo highlighting new technologies and equipment, with networking and social events throughout.


About AFS 

The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) is the only membership community dedicated solely to the business of fitness studios.  AFS provides studio owners and developers a wide array of business-specific products, services, and benefits that enable them to more effectively manage and grow their businesses, building on the passion, compassion and courage they’ve already shown – including SUCCEED! - the first-ever major Business Convention & Expo for current and aspiring studio/gym owners.