Dr. Paul Staples
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
As CEO, Dr. Staples is responsible for the organizational and operational direction of the company, as well as its long-term strategic vision. Under Paul’s leadership, Parisi Franchise Systems has strategically and creatively reengineered the company’s structure, including marketing, sales and franchise support. His 25+ years in human performance improvement and human behavior management brings a unique perspective to Parisi and its franchise network.
Dr. Staples received his Masters in Education and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Louisville. He began his career with Marriott International, where he focused on human performance improvement initiatives for the hotel division.
Director of Business Development
Joining the team in October 2013, Jeff brings extensive experience as a non-profit leader, visionary and strategic planner. His primary focus is on developing the NFL Flag Football initiative, leading the sales and marketing processes, and providing franchise network support.
Jeff founded Touch The World youth ministries in New Jersey in 1990 while serving as its CEO and pastor, and is a 25-year veteran coach of multiple sports.
Director of Network Development
Ginger is a graduate of Radford University with a B.S. in Recreation Administration and attended North Carolina State University for additional coursework in Financial Management. Certified by ACSM and NASM, Ginger has held management positions in commercial, corporate and resort fitness facilities while continuing her passion of personal training. She began training for Parisi’s in the late 1990’s for three years. Taking some time off from her career, Ginger returned to the Parisi Speed School in the spring of 2008. She managed the Member Service Department with a primary focus on lead tracking, sales, and marketing of Speed School programs. She has also spent time in the Health Club Division of Parisi’s in sales and integration development. Now working with the Corporate Franchise Team, she is responsible for all franchise support and compliance.
Director of Brand and Network Marketing
In March 2015, George was hired to be Parisi Franchise Systems first ever Director of Marketing. In this role, he is responsible for planning, implementing and analyzing the company’s short and long term marketing strategy. Areas of oversight and management include franchise recruitment marketing, oral and written communications, brand management, advertising and social media, as well as assisting in franchise support. Prior to his role at Parisi, George worked at Power Play Marketing for three years as an Advertising Sales Director, where he oversaw ad sales on a variety of publications. Before Power Play, George worked for the Detroit Red Wings as their Retail Promotions Manager. In this position, he managed all retail marketing activities at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit and their store, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy Michigan. George attended Madonna University from 1999-2003 and while working on his degree, he wrote for their school paper, the Madonna Herald and worked as an intern in the athletic department. He left with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations. George always had a passion for sports, fitness and helping kids and felt that Parisi offered him the best opportunity for professional and personal growth. He couldn’t be more excited to be at Parisi and help take the company to new heights.
Training Strategic Advisor
Martin is an internationally recognized fitness, business leadership, and martial arts expert with a Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also holds a B.A.in Exercise Science from Furman University.
Martin was a member of the United States Bobsled Team from 1995-1997 & 2000 and a four-time All Conference, four-time MVP in Track and Field at Furman. He has presented for numerous companies on leadership and teamwork including Fortune 500 companies. Having travelled all over the world and featured in multiple forms of media, Martin is a respected Consultant, Trainer, Lecturer, and 7-time Author. As the creator of Training For Warriors, Martin continues to help build the Parisi program.
Randi graduated with an M.S. Degree in Kinesiology with a Sports Studies (Administration and Marketing) focus from the University of New Hampshire. While there, her interest in Sports Marketing led to a full-time position with the Athletic Department as the Assistant Marketing Coordinator. She was personally responsible for developing the marketing and promotional plans and Marketing Action Plans for 7 Division I sports teams, and for implementing and supervising event promotional activities. Prior to her continued education at UNH, Randi graduated with honors from Daemen College, receiving her B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Literature. An athlete all her life, Randi has been involved in many sports, both organized and non-traditional. Interest in health and athletic related fields led her to the Parisi Speed School in 2004, where she now holds the position of Operations Manager and is involved in Franchise support.
Lead Master Performance Coach
Having worked for Parisi Speed School in Fair Lawn and Morris Plains, N.J., for 15 years as a performance coach and program director, Steve now owns his own franchise location in Sparta, N.J., and assists the franchise corporate team. He holds multiple professional certifications and has years of coaching experience.
Steve grew up in Hawthorne, N.J., where he was a three-sport varsity athlete. Realizing sports was his real passion, Steve majored in Exercise Sciences at Northeastern University and graduated with a degree in Sports Management from Centenary College.
Master Performance Coach
As a Parisi Speed School franchise owner, Eric brings unique experience to the corporate team. He purchased the franchise in 2006 to continue to develop the total athlete concept.
Eric began his coaching career in 1990 with a high school track program, and spent the following 16 years coaching all levels of of athletes from elementary school to the National Football League. He grew up in Havertown, Pa., and attended Juniata College where he was a four-year letter winner in multiple sports.
Master Performance Coach
As a highly decorated Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and Gulf War Veteran, John designed and implemented physical training programs for his fellow Marines. John’s experience includes serving as the Director of Training at Spine and Sports Care in Elmwood Park, where he studied and worked with spine, joint, and sports therapists. He has been one of the premier Performance Enhancement Specialists in the Parisi organization, having successfully trained over 1,000 athletes including high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. His service included the NFL Combine Program, where he assisted in successfully launching the careers of over 130 athletes, franchise compliance, and franchise sales. Bringing over 25 years of training experience, 15 of them with the Parisi Speed School, John now serves as the Parisi Program Director at NXT Gen, and is deeply involved in all stages of staff training, motivation and education, having certified over 300 performance coaches through the Parisi organization.
Master Performance Coach
Based out of The Edge in Williston, Vermont, Casey has been with the Parisi Speed School since 2011. Achieving his Bachelors degree in business administation from SUNY Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY), he holds a position as Assistant Program Director at The Edge. Using his passion and high energy coaching style, Casey works with a wide variety of kids and adults and teams in the northern Vermont community. He was awarded Parisi Franchise Coach of the Year honors in 2014 and has been a part of the Franchises’ Master Trainer program since the winter of 2014.
Master Performance Coach
Chad Coy has been a part of the Parisi Speed School family since signing as the 13th Franchise in 2006. A graduate of Purdue University in 1991, Chad studied Exercise Science and Nutrition. Chad still has a strong commitment to as an athlete, and has competed as a professional strongman since 1998. He has won Masters’ America’s Strongest Man two times and placed second at Masters’ Worlds two times after 10 years as an open Pro. A Powerlifter from 1994 -1998, he has also won 2 National Powerlifiting Championships, 1 World Championship, and holds 4 American Records and 3 World Records. Chad joined the Master Trainer program in the winter of 2014 and takes great pride in helping educate the future coaches of the franchise.
Master Performance Coach
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and having spent 11 years as a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Joe decided that he wanted to do something he was passionate about-fitness. With his wife, Trisha, they opened a CKO Kickboxing franchise in Brooklyn, NY and then after having 2 of their 4 boys moved to San Diego to start another CKO Kickboxing. In 2013 Joe felt the call to train young athletes and that’s when he met Bill Parisi at the IHRSA Conference in San Diego. One month later The Parisi Speed School of San Diego was born. In 2015 Joe won the Parisi Speed School Best Practice Outstanding Community Service Award and in 2016 for Outstanding Staff Development. In 2016 Joe was asked to become part of the Master Trainer Team. His 4 boys Joseph, Caleb, Luke and Matthew love to run and come train with dad at Parisi!
NFL Combine Director
The owner of Parisi Speed School’s flagship facility in Fair Lawn, NJ, Rich serves as our NFL Combine Director. Rich’s career at Parisi began in 2008 after 20+ years at UPS, however his passion for fitness and involvement was always present. Rich was, and still is, a competitive power lifter in the World Natural Powerlifting Federation. He currently holds 14 State, 5 National and 1 World Record (s). At Parisi, Sadiv began his career as a strength consultant, coach, and Program Director for the Parisi NFL Combine Program, which has produced over 200 NFL Draft picks, including Alfred Morris, Josh Norman, Demario Davis and TJ Clemmings. He has also trained athletes from a variety of sports, such as Jim Miller (UFC), Jim Galvin (Olympian), Michael Young (Basketball), Hayden Smith (Rugby) and Penelope Edmonds (Soccer). In 2015, Rich purchased the Fair Lawn facility and is now responsible for a staff of 11 full-time trainers, 7 part-time coaches, 3 part-time admins and 1 full-time marketing manager. Sadiv received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1989 from William Paterson University and has professional certifications from NASM and FMS, in addition to being a Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Engineer. He has been married for 26 years, with 2 daughters and currently resides in Glen Rock, NJ.
Dr. Robert Gilbert
Dr. Rob Gilbert, a professor of applied sport psychology at Montclair State University (NJ), has devoted the last 40 years to researching the mental skills of the world’s greatest athletes and coaches. A sought-after expert in the field of sport psychology, peak performance and motivation, Dr. Gilbert has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs and has delivered speeches to major academic institutions and corporations. Dr. Gilbert is also an accomplished writer who has published multiple titles.
Anyone needing an instant dose of inspiration can get it any time of the day or night by calling Dr. Gilbert’s Success Hotline at (973) 743-4690. Since January 22, 1992, he’s recorded over 8,500 of these daily three-minute motivational messages.