Meet Our Team
our passion for wellness never ends
Justin K. - Chief Executive Officer
Justin Knechtel became Chief Executive Officer of Impact Cryotherapy in July 2020. Justin oversees the entire Impact Cryotherapy business, including the Cryoshift Franchise and is focused on increasing sales, partner, product, service and additional category revenue growth, and global market expansion.
Evan F. - Chief Operating Officer
Having just completed a dual MBA/MHA program, Evan Ferrell’s background in economic development led him to Impact Cryotherapy. After meeting with Richard and seeing the broad range of people who’ve been helped by cryotherapy he was eager to join and help the company grow.
After snapping his humerus in half during an impressive game-changing play, Evan became another cryotherapy convert. He shares, “I did sessions five days a week for three months straight. It really helped maximize my range of motion during physical therapy and drastically shortened my rehab time.”
Kathleen L. - Chief Financial Officer
With more than 25 years of accounting experience, Kathleen Lloyd was ready for a lifestyle change. That her work history has a heavy focus on small startups made joining Impact Cryotherapy an easy decision.
Kathleen was first introduced to idea of cold therapy for pain and recovery by her triathlete husband. After learning more about cryotherapy and its possible benefits, she was eager to chat with Richard and Bob, both of whom she’d worked with previously. The unique sales cycle, (“We can sell a cryosauna in as little as one day! For a by-the-numbers person that is both frightening and completely invigorating.”) and the vibrant, fast-paced environment sealed the deal.
As she builds out the HR functions for the company, champions the benefits package, and streamlines the sales model, Kathleen’s drive to take on another startup becomes obvious. She explains, “Startups provide the ability to make changes — and see the results — I crave that feedback and flexibility.”
Beth D. - Vice President
An extensive knowledge of healthcare, plus her passion for data and analytics, gave Beth DeStasio the necessary tools to take on a startup. Pulling from a background of system-wide budget management and target market definition, she’s putting her skills to the test by tracking the company’s digital strategy, finding new ways to amp up interest in the industry, and identifying strengths within the team to nurture their passions outside of their regular rolls.
After her first session Beth became a total cryotherapy convert. She says, “Coming from the Northeast with its damp-to-the-bone cold spells, I really thought I’d hate it. But the dry cold of our cryosaunas just hooked me! Now I go at least once a week.”
Chad F. - Vice President, Business Development
With an accomplished career in private club management, as well as operations for professional tournaments and resorts, Chad Finnegan has developed a deep, multi-functional expertise. Over the last decade he’s managed three premier facilities with several hundred employees and multi-million dollar budgets, and worked to implement profitable new programs for each.
Chad first saw the benefits — and the business opportunity — of cryotherapy after working with professional golfers. Despite having to spell it out for the first year, he recognized the need for a leader and a product that would legitimize the modern cryotherapy market.
As it turns out, they had both.
Despite those market insights, Chad knew having mentors was critical for long-term success. As he puts it, “You’ve got to have a couple of grey hairs around to make it work.” And make it work, they have. By combining a cash-flow positive sales cycle with an unprecedented support team, and a premium product, the name Impact Cryotherapy is cemented as the leading American manufacturer of cryosaunas.
Matt K. - Installation Specialist
Matt is an Installation & Service Specialist at Impact Cryotherapy. He has a strong background in business and mechanics, including eight years in the printing industry as a small business owner.
As an avid motorcyclist and recreational athlete, Matt finds cryotherapy helps keep his joints feeling strong and energy level high.
Impact is the #1 Cryotherapy Chamber Manufacturer
The success of Impact Cryotherapy is noteworthy. In the short life of the company, Impact Cryotherapy has become the leading cryotherapy chamber manufacturer in the US, having sold over 550 units in 39 states and 7 foreign countries. No other cryosauna or cryochamber manufacture or distributor has earned the ETL Mark for their entire product line. No other U.S. cryosauna or cryochamber manufacture or distributor has earned the CE Marking. To learn more about Impact, check us out on social media.