Brent Leffel

Executive Chairman
TRX Training

Brent is the Executive Chairman of TRX and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Equity38, LLC, a boutique principal investment and strategic management firm focused on the health and wellness sector.  Brent has over a decade of experience in the global health and fitness industry as a principal investor, c-level operator, board director and entrepreneur. 

Equity38 has made three control investments since inception: TRX, Superfood Holdings and OVME.  In addition to managing the daily operations of TRX, Brent serves as a Board Director of Superfood Holdings, OVME, US Fitness Holdings LLC and Barry’s Bootcamp. 

Prior to co-founding Equity38, Brent was President of New Evolution Ventures (NEV) from 2010-2017.  NEV is a private equity backed holding company focused exclusively on the health and fitness industry.  At NEV, Brent was responsible for strategy, business development and actively involved in platform operations.  Platform companies included US Fitness, UFC GYM, Energy Mexico, Yoga Works, Crunch Fitness and Energy Chile.  Notably, Brent served as CEO of UFC GYM from 2015-2017. 

Prior to NEV, Brent was a Managing Director in the Special Situations/Private Equity Group of Angelo, Gordon & Co where he led the firms’ investments in Crunch Fitness and Kings Super Markets. 

Prior to Angelo Gordon, Brent was a Vice President of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking and Associate of Quad-C Management. He began his career as a Financial Analyst and Associate in the Financial Sponsor Group of Nations Banc Montgomery Securities (now Banc of America Securities).  

Brent holds a BS in Finance from Ithaca College and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and lives in Newport Beach, California with his wife and two children.

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