About Our Team

Mark Verstegen

Founder and President

Mark Verstegen is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative human performance experts. Verstegen pioneered the concept of integrated performance training and has brought that system to the world’s top athletes, teams, and sports organizations; the United States military; and leading companies, such as Intel, Walgreens, LinkedIn, and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. As the founder and president of EXOS, formerly Athletes’ Performance and Core Performance, Verstegen leads more than five hundred employees at the company’s performance centers in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas, as well as supplying international support to top athletes and organizations.

Verstegen and EXOS consult for high-performance companies including adidas, EAS, SKLZ, Keiser, and Axon Sports, helping them with product and program inspiration, development, and testing, as well as consumer marketing. EXOS also has partnered with Mayo Clinic to advance proactive health and human performance. Verstegen serves as the director of performance for the NFL Players Association, where he focuses on player safety and welfare. He’s regularly interviewed for training insight for publications and is a sought-after industry speaker who regularly presents at the leading conferences in the field.

Verstegen is the author of six books, including Every Day Is Game Day (2014) and Core Performance, which popularized integrated performance training and has sold more than two hundred thousand copies. His widely acclaimed performance system is also available online through interactive programs at www.teamexos.com. The Washington native lives in Phoenix, Ariz.