NUZUNA WELLNESS CENTERS
Our promise as a Nuzuna Wellness Company is to continuously strive to make a powerful difference in the fitness industry. We endeavor to set an example of what the underlying principles of ethical leadership truly mean. We strive to honor and respect others in the organization and seek to empower others to achieve success by focusing on the right action.
FOUNDER AND CEO
CHARLES LAVERTY IS THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF NUZUNA ZONE FITNESS. MR. LAVERTY HAS FOUR DECADES OF SENIOR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE BUILDING SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES IN AND OUTSIDE OF FITNESS AND HEALTHCARE.
His executive leadership roles include leading Advanced Bifurcation Systems, Imagyn Medical Technologies, InfusionCare, Foster Medical and others through periods of great change. Laverty is well regarded as an expert on innovation in the medical device and fitness industries.
While Chairman and CEO of Curaflex Health Services Charles Laverty was named Inc. Magazine’s Turnaround Entrepreneur of the Year for all United States Companies. The award was presented by Merrill Lynch, Inc Magazine and Ernst & Young.
Stephen Shapiro, MD
CHAIRMAN AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR
STEPHEN J. SHAPIRO M.D, FACS IS A BOARD-CERTIFIED GENERAL SURGEON. DR. SHAPIRO COMPLETED HIS SURGICAL TRAINING AT CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER IN LOS ANGELES.
He was Clinical Chief of Surgery at that institution for many years and possesses advanced knowledge of laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Shapiro has lectured around the world about laparoscopy. He is the author of 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has authored seven different book chapters.
Dr. Shapiro has an interest in surgical devices and started Advanced Surgical based on several of his patents. He is also the founder of several other medical companies and continues his interest in medicine and business.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
WITH OVER FORTY YEARS OF MIDDLE AND SENIOR FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE, RAY HAS WORKED IN A BROAD RANGE OF INDUSTRIES.
He has worked in the restaurant, foodservice, food processing/distribution, insurance/benefits administration, and health industries. These include publicly traded, private and charitable organizations such as Denny’s, inc., Foster Farms, Zacky Farms, The Word & Brown Companies, and most recently the California Scottish Rite Foundation.
Ray received his Bachelor Degree in Accounting from California State University at Fullerton after serving in the United States Marine Corps. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and is a Certified Management Accountant.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
WENDY NGUYEN GRADUATED FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY OF FULLERTON WITH A BS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A FOCUS ON FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING.
She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) with a degree in Fashion Design.
In addition to the beauty industry, Nguyen has always had a passion for health and fitness.
Her extensive experience in manufacturing, branding, and design has given her the ability to develop valuable products for the market. Nguyen’s passion is to help others look and feel great.
SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER
ANGIE DUONG GRADUATED WITH MAGNA CUM LAUDE IN 2019 AS AN ECHOCARDIOGRAPH TECHNICIAN.
At a very young age, Duong was always interested and had a strong passion for fitness and sports. Duong has an upbeat attitude and is highly ambitious with strong leadership skills. She supervises the daily activities of the team to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of quality service to clients. Duong was a full-time echocardiograph technician at PIH Health Whittier Hospital until she stumbled upon the Nuzuna’s Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Training technology. With zero hesitation, she decided to shift her career and became a full-time employee at Nuzuna after experiencing major internal and external health benefits from training with the EMS Suit.
“Don’t just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference” a quote from Denzel Washington had her truly believe that the Nuzuna’s EMS Training technology will make an everlasting difference in people and strongly impact the fitness industry.
SENIOR VP OF LEGAL
JONATHAN EDDISON IS A RETIRED LAWYER WITH SUBSTANTIAL EXPERIENCE IN START-UPS AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS.
His main objective will be to manage outside counsel in various affairs for Nuzuna Zone Fitness.
VP OF CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS
GARY GOLTZ HAS DEDICATED MUCH OF HIS CAREER TO HEALTHCARE, FITNESS, AND WELLNESS.
In addition to building several healthcare companies, he is an 8th-degree black belt in judo. Goltz currently serves as President and CEO of the US Judo Association.
Goltz coached the US Blind Judo Team at the 1991 Tokyo World Championships and became a volunteer Defensive Tactics Advisor to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1997.
Goltz graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of Pittsburgh. He also was the youngest person ever accepted to Pepperdine University’s prestigious Presidential and Key Executive M.B.A. Program.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MARTIN WEINSTEIN HAS DECADES OF EXPERIENCE WORKING IN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS AND BRINGS HIS VAST EXPERIENCE TO THE NUZUNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
From January 1979 until March 1984, Mr. Weinstein was co-manager of the Risk Arbitrage Department of Salomon Brothers Inc, where the dollar value of investment positions frequently aggregated nearly $1 billion. While at Salomon Brothers, Mr. Weinstein worked closely with the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Department in developing strategies for clients engaged in hostile transactions, valuing securities to be issued in M& A transactions, and advising clients on self-tenders, corporate repurchases, and market reactions to various transactions. He left Salomon Brothers in March 1984 to organize Comdisco Equities, Inc., the risk arbitrage and securities investment subsidiary of Comdisco, Inc. A New York Stock Exchange-listed corporation engaged primarily in the business of leasing computer equipment. Comdisco Equities was incorporated in March 1984 and commenced operations in April 1984, with $25 million in equity capital. Through profit generation and additional contributions, Comdisco Equities was managing over $300 million in equity capital on September 30, 1987, making it one of the largest independent securities trading firms. From April 1984 through August 2003 Mr. Weinstein managed Comdisco Equities and its successor firms. From 2003 through 2015 Mr. Weinstein was a managing director of TheOxbridge Financial Group an investment banking boutique. He was active in all phases of the firm’s business including the management of an asset-based lending fund, and he directed the firm’s M and A activity
VP OF EMS TRAINING
JOSEPH O’MARA HAS BEEN R.O.T.C. SPARTAN TRAINED BY THE U.S. ARMY AND STUDIED HOLISTIC YOGA AT WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.
Joe has been teaching yoga, and group fitness in the OC for the last decade. As well as managing a few health clubs by the water. Passion for the industry that helps humans achieve a higher quality of life is the main driving factor that gets him out of bed in the mornings. From holistic nutrition to the PDT smart suits, anything that will aid in life’s function this man will bring it to the masses.
GENERAL TEAM MANAGEMENT
GENERAL MANAGER OF NUZUNA HUNTINGTON BEACH
BRAD GRADUATED FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH STATE (CSULB) IN 2002 WITH A DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.
He knew he wanted to eventually start and operate his own business that would help others achieve their wellness goals. After exploring many options, Brad decided to get his personal trainer certification from ISSA and open up his own private training studio in Huntington Beach, CA. Over the last decade, Brad owned and operated three gyms locations in Orange County, and oversaw 40+ independent personal trainers each with their unique training styles. He built a loyal following and sought after client/trainer community culture within each of his gym locations.
GENERAL MANAGER OF NUZUNA LAGUNA HILLS
JODI IS A 500-HOUR CERTIFIED REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER.
Her yoga journey started in 2002 when she was pregnant with her first child. She watched this pre-natal yoga video and became fascinated. She loved the breathing technique and how it made her feel like she can focus on the present moment. After her daughter was born, she started her practice at a studio and was amazed to discover her strong passion for yoga. Being a gymnast in her childhood, she loved that it involves inversion and using the body strength to build and tone muscle. Aside from all the physical benefits, she was surprised at how yoga was affecting her mental state, daily mood, and self-esteem. After her second child was born, she took her 200-hour teacher training through Yoga Works and immediately knew she had to share her knowledge and passion to others. Since then, she have taken several hot yoga teacher training workshops as well as pursuing the additional 300-hours to receive her 500-hour certification.
GENERAL MANAGER OF NUZUNA ANAHEIM HILLS
MARK ACHIEVEMENTS ARE; MS, MBA, PFT, CSCS, PES.
He received his business degree and teaching certification from Gonzaga University. He obtained his MS in kinesiology from the California University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from California State University, Fullerton. He currently holds certifications as a Certified Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and holds training certifications and specialist designations from the NASM (PES), NESTA (PFT), ISSA (CFT), and NCCPT (PFT). He worked as a junior high teacher, high school basketball coach, cross-country, and track coach for more than five years before working as a personal trainer and a strength coach for the last 20 years. He has instructed and led workshops as a master instructor for personal fitness trainers in the United States and Asia through NESTA and the NCCPT. He continues to train and coach while also teaching as an adjunct professor for Concordia University Irvine on exercise physiology.
GENERAL MANAGER OF NUZUNA NEWPORT BEACH
ALFI HAS OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Alfi’s no stranger in the fitness and health industry. Aside from having over 20 years of experience in customer service, he also has seven years of experience in sales at 24 Hour Fitness. He received an Anthem Award from 24 Hour Fitness for excelling above and beyond the company’s standards after just one month of working. Alfi has accomplished ranking number one in sales of district and sales of region multiple times. He pride himself for managing to remain ranking number four in sales from an entire company of over 700 sales employees.
Alfi’s passionate about helping people and guiding them to the right direction to better their health. He has struggled with weight problems throughout his life. Experiencing countless ups and downs, but has finally found something that actually works, and strongly believes in and that’s Nuzuna’s EMS Training Technology.