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kurt donnell

Kurt Donnell joined Freestar as its first President in January 2019. Prior to Freestar, Kurt was EVP, Corporate Development and General Counsel for YogaWorks where he helped the company become the first publicly-traded boutique fitness company with its IPO in 2017. At YogaWorks he led corporate development initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, and oversaw all company legal and corporate governance matters.  Before YogaWorks, Kurt led the business development, corporate development, audience development and legal teams for SheKnows Media, a women-focused digital media company from 2012 to 2017. While at SheKnows Media, Kurt oversaw the identification, assessment, negotiation and execution of several of the company’s acquisitions. Prior to SheKnows Media, Kurt was a corporate attorney with Am Law 100 law firms Jones Day and Ballard Spahr where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. Kurt earned his B.S. and master’s degree in accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.