Entrepreneurship
President Beachbody LLC,

Biography

John Congdon

As co-founder of Beachbody, LLC, Jon Congdon is instrumental in shaping the mission of the company and expanding its vision and growth.

As co-founder of Beachbody, LLC, Jon Congdon is instrumental in shaping the mission of the company and expanding its vision and growth. Reporting to him are product marketing, e-commerce, technology and brand leadership, and he oversees media distribution channels and International business to increase the Beachbody® market worldwide.

Jon's commitment to creating well-tested, effective products has helped the company build a reputation for quality programs and merchandise that deliver real results. Beachbody’s stellar reputation built in its first 14 years of business have earned many awards and accolades, including multiple Telly Awards and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

After launching his career at Procter & Gamble, Jon traveled the world "on walkabout" before teaching science for more than three years in California. However, he eventually felt the call back to the world of marketing entrepreneur ship.

In 1996, he joined leading infomercial marketer Guthy-Renker, where he met Carl Daikeler, and the two collaborated on multiple national marketing campaigns before founding Beachbody in 1998.

Jon, along with Carl, was a finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year® award in 2005. He holds seats on two boards and served two terms on the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) Board of Directors. In 2009, he testified in Washington, D.C., in front of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance as a representative of the marketing industry supporting the right to use inspirational testimonials in advertising.

Jon graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a degree in political science with dual emphases in American Constitutional Law and International Relations. He can often be found on the beaches of Southern California pursuing his favourite sport, beach volleyball.

Speaker at events in: 2014