Chief Executive Officer
Location: Englewood, CO
Industry: Franchise portfolio of wellness, fitness and beauty industry brands.
If you ask Jeremy Morgan for his best business advice he will most likely say,
“Don’t plan too far out career wise, take risks, and jump on opportunities that present themselves to you.”
Solid advice from Morgan, CEO of WellBiz Brands, Inc., the nation’s premiere franchise portfolio of wellness, fitness and beauty brands Elements Massage®, Amazing Lash Studio® and Fitness Together® with a combined 650 locations across the United States. A seasoned entrepreneur who has dabbled in many areas of business, Morgan began his business endeavors by building computers in his garage in high school and started his first empire-building endeavor as the CEO and CFO of a food delivery start-up in college ‘Devil’s Delivery Service’. Additionally, Morgan was a banker, made a transition to a consultant, took a turn as a burger executive and now focuses on health, wellness and beauty.
“Looking at all those individual stages it would have been unpredictable to predict where I would be right now. But because I’m open to opportunities – I’m working in a fulfilling industry with great people, doing great things,” Morgan said. “I also always stress the importance and value of relationships and investing in your network. You never know when someone you’ve helped along the way will be able to help you.”
Morgan’s culmination of professional achievements have made significant impacts on the businesses he has been a part of and the team members around him. Since moving to Denver about a decade ago, Morgan has become highly active in the Denver community. Morgan is a member of the Denver Boys & Girls Club Associate Board; an active member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce Leadership Denver program and serves on the board of advisors for Colorado Succeeds. Morgan is also a very active member of his college alumni groups.
Under Morgan’s leadership, WellBiz Brands claimed three spots on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies and was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as #20 in the Large Company category on their 2019 Best Places to Work list. He was instrumental in the acquisition of beauty brand Amazing Lash Studio® in the fall of 2018. The acquisition was recognized as the 2019 Dealmakers Award by Franchise Times. In 2019, the brand landed No. 4 in the Franchise Times Fast & Serious, No. 71 on Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises ranking, No. 340 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list, and No. 1,042 on the Inc. 5000 list. 2020 has started off strong, with the brand landing No. 5 on the Franchise Times 2020 Fast & Serious list and No. 307 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list.
Ask anyone who knows Morgan and they will tell you he is a change-maker and leader. An inspiration in the business world, his open-door leadership style inspires employees to learn freely, ask questions and be led by example. Morgan attributes his success to always being willing to take risks. Even if those opportunities do not work out, they’re big learning experiences for the future.
“If things are too planned, you’ll miss out on big opportunities,” he said. “Keep an open mind, listen and be willing to be convinced to do things differently.”
For Morgan’s tremendous growth and success in the health, wellness and beauty industry, he has been named a Titan 100.
Greatest Leadership Lesson
Be willing to take risks. If things are too planned, you'll miss out on big opportunities. Even if those opportunities don't work out, they are big learning experiences for the future.
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson
Jeremy's favorite book is David McCullough's- Truman. He enjoyed this book because Truman grew up in a small town in the Midwest like he did and really didn't achieve much success until later in life. Which really demonstrates how you can lead a relatively common life, and still accomplish great things and have a long-lasting impact.