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GSI Executive Search Aligns with Club Spa and Fitness Association as Silver Partner

DALLAS, TEXAS – GSI Executive Search, an Ethos Club & Leisure Alliance company and one of the nation’s leading recruitment firms specializing in placements for the private club and hospitality industries, is pleased to announce it has aligned with the Club Spa and Fitness Association (CSFA) as a valued Silver Partner.

Founded in 2007, CSFA serves as the sole professional association for fitness, spa and wellness professionals in the private club sector. Its mission is to set best practices and to maintain superior business and ethical standards for fitness, spa and wellness professionals. To accomplish this, CSFA adheres to the following objectives:

  • Provide members with resources and opportunities for educational growth
  • Work with colleges, universities and other national fitness and spa certifying entities to develop curricula for accreditation
  • Assist members with career development and job placement opportunities
  • Provide private clubs with highly qualified fitness, spa and wellness professionals
  • Serve as a resource center for current trends, quality programming and products
  • Encourage superior ethical standards in working with clients, club management, suppliers and organization members

During the 1990s, fitness centers and spas were a new concept in private clubs and club communities. Yet today, fitness centers and spas are no longer considered optional amenities within a private club community, but rather an expectation from members. Clubs that have added them have found that these investments play a major role in the sale and resale of their properties and memberships. Accordingly, GSI Executive Search’s status a CSFA Silver Partner now affords its private club clients with access to education, insights and other value-adds that can optimize these vital assets.

“We at GSI Executive Search are excited and proud to serve as a CSFA Silver Partner,” said Scott McNett, Senior Principal, GSI Executive Search. “Through our depth of industry experience and breadth of services, we look forward to helping our private club clients enhance their fitness and spa operations – and gain a significant advantage in the markets they serve – by leveraging CSFA’s unique depth and breadth of resources.”

“As industry professionals, we are strongly committed to helping premier industry associations like CSFA grow, innovate and optimize member experiences,” added Andrew Minnelli, USPTA, PTR, PPR, USRSA, Principal, GSI Executive Search. “We thank CSFA for all it does, and as a Silver Partner, we are eager to help it fulfill its mission in every way we can.”

About GSI Executive Search

GSI Executive Search, an Ethos Club & Leisure Alliance company, is a full-service executive search firm serving the private club and hospitality industries throughout the U.S. The firm's hands-on, thorough, and results-oriented approach has led to successful placements for over 25 years with more than 500 client clubs/organizations and over 900 search assignments. For more information, visit

As a member of the Ethos Club & Leisure alliance of companies, GSI Executive Search offers current and future clients unprecedented single-source access to top operational consulting, human capital management, legal advisory and executive placement services that otherwise would only be available through separate engagements.

About Ethos Club & Leisure

Ethos Club & Leisure is a real estate advisory and investment firm dedicated to club and leisure assets. We work for our own account as well as provide advisory services to a select group of third-party clients. We seek out opportunities where our institutional knowledge, commitment to excellence and creativity will yield significant returns.

Ethos is a venture between the principals of Addison Law, the premier law firm focused on club and leisure assets, and Bob Jones, the former longstanding Chief Operating Officer of The Desert Mountain Club, one of the largest and most successful private clubs in the country. Our interdisciplinary team approach allows us to both think big in the planning and concept stages and to think small in execution, understanding that success lies in a commitment to excellence throughout the process. Our name carries deep meaning and significance with our team—our “ethos” is grounded in an unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity in all that we do. For more information, visit