Massage Heights Announces the Return of Co-Founder Shane Evans as CEO

Massage Heights Co-founder Shane Evans
Co-founder Shane Evans has returned to Massage Heights as CEO.
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Massage Heights has announced the return of co-founder Shane Evans as company CEO. Evans takes the place of Susan Boresow, who served as president and CEO for the past two and a half years.

“Twenty years ago, when the company was founded, our vision was to provide unparalleled wellness experiences. It is with a deep sense of responsibility and commitment that I step back into this role,” said Evans, who co-founded Massage Heights in 2004, and served as its president, COO, vice chairwoman of the board of directors and CEO, a role she held for five years up until 2021. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we also look forward to launching initiatives that honor our legacy, while paving the way for future success.”

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As she steps back into the role of CEO, Evans said her primary focus will be fostering a culture of collaboration, transparency and innovation among the home office team and franchisee system. “We will strive for operational excellence, enhanced franchise support, and sustainable growth, benefiting all members of our Massage Heights family,” she said.

As a Massage Heights Retreat franchisee herself, she has gained perspective on the franchise industry and the franchising model in general, sitting on the board of the International Franchise Association, serving as co-founder and principal of Summit Franchise Supply, LLC and partner of The Gents Place.

Massage Heights is riding the wave of momentum after an impressive growth year – from franchise development to the rollout of its LED Light Therapy service to a homerun partnership with former professional athlete Bo Jackson.

Boresow said, “I’m immensely grateful for the incredible journey I've had bringing my years of franchise experience to leading Massage Heights over the past few years. It has been an honor to contribute to the growth and success of this growing wellness brand. It’s a wonderful time to witness the return of Massage Heights’ visionary founder Shane Evans to an active leadership role. The franchisees and I have full confidence in Shane’s ability to guide the company to even greater heights, and I look forward to cheering on the continued success of Massage Heights from the sidelines."

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