Nautilus, Inc. Welcomes New Member to Board of Directors
Global business advisor and SEC financial expert Ruby Sharma joins leading connected home fitness company
Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS), a leader in personalized, connected home fitness, today announced that Ruby Sharma has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective May 18, 2022.
With over 30 years of experience counseling Fortune 500 multi-national corporations and board leadership, Sharma delivers a proven capacity to fuel business transformation, strengthen investor relations, and drive revenue growth.
A cross-sector financial and audit committee expert, Sharma pairs a deep bench of expertise in technical accounting, risk and regulatory compliance, and corporate governance with a passion for driving accountability within organizations’ diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.
Her appointment to the board comes at a pivotal time for the company as it continues advancing its long-term strategic plan.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ruby to our board of directors,” said M. Carl Johnson, III, Chair of Nautilus, Inc. "Our Board is committed to continually bring fresh and diverse perspectives to Nautilus. Ruby’s multi-faceted background is a critical addition to the depth and breadth of experience represented on Nautilus’ board, as the company continues to transform the connected home fitness industry.”
About Ruby Sharma
Sharma has served as Managing Partner of RNB Strategic Advisors and currently serves on the board of directors of ShotSpotter, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTI), a leader in precision policing technology solutions, and an advisory council member for reacHIRE, a technology company helping women successfully re-enter the workforce after a career break.
Previously, she spent over 15 years as a senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”).
A frequent keynote speaker and panelist, Sharma has authored several audit committee handbooks, guides, and white papers on governance, value protection, and diversity and inclusion topics. Sharma was honored as an Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business in the Americas in 2011 by the Asian American Business Development Center. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) and holds a B.A. in Economics from Delhi University, India. Sharma also attended the Executive Education program for EY Partners at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
“This is an exciting time to be joining Nautilus,” said Sharma. “Guided by its noble mission, Nautilus is poised for sustained growth in the rapidly-evolving connected home fitness industry and I look forward to contributing to the board as we continue this upward trend.”
In addition to welcoming Ruby Sharma to Nautilus’ board of directors, long-time board members Richard Horn and Marvin Siegert have announced that they will be retiring as of the Company’s next annual shareholder’s meeting, currently scheduled for August 2, 2022.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Rick and Marv for their long, dedicated service and many contributions to the board and Nautilus,” said Johnson. “They have been critical to helping us seize opportunities and overcome challenges over the years, and most recently helping us fuel the company’s North Star initiatives for long-term success. We will miss their sage counsel and fellowship.”
Sharma’s appointment to Nautilus’ Board of Directors is part of a comprehensive nomination process that strives to bring diverse perspectives to Nautilus. For more information on Nautilus’ leadership team, including our board of directors, please visit our website.
About Nautilus, Inc.
Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) is a global leader in digitally connected home fitness solutions. The company’s brand family includes Bowflex®, Nautilus®, Schwinn®, and JRNY®, its digital fitness platform. With a broad selection of exercise bikes, cardio equipment, and strength training products, Nautilus, Inc. empowers healthier living through individualized connected fitness experiences; and in doing so, envisions building a healthier world, one person at a time.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, the company’s products are sold direct to consumer on brand websites and through retail partners and are available throughout the U.S. and internationally. Nautilus, Inc. uses the investor relations page of its website (www.nautilusinc.com/investors) to make information available to its investors and the market.
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