Dave Keil joined Pure Barre in January 2017 and serves as CEO and board member. Prior to joining Pure Barre, Keil was CEO of The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC where he combined three family-owned entities into a consolidated organization, established a fiduciary board, delivered an integrated strategy, significant cost synergies and accelerated growth. Prior to Honey Baked Ham, Keil spent 10 years each at Frito-Lay, General Mills and Ecolab. His roles included President of Haagen-Dazs Shoppes, General Manager of Ecolab’s Healthcare business and leading the $8B Ecolab/Nalco integration. He most recently served as an advisor to private equity firms, business owners, multi-unit franchisees and large scale merger integration. Keil served on the board of Honey Baked Ham, Hosanna! Lutheran Church, and several non-profit organizations. He speaks widely on living on purpose, leading transformational change and has taught Mergers & Acquisitions courses at the MBA level. He received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Dave is married with three grown children.
Pure Barre has a talented corporate team focused on a great mission: improving the lives of women nationwide. We repeatedly hear from our clients how Pure Barre has changed not only their bodies, but their lives. It’s these types of stories that motivate and inspire us every day. As the leading barre franchise in the nation, Pure Barre continues to take barre to the next level through innovation of the technique and the promise to deliver a consistent and amazing experience in our studios all over the country. Learn more about the leaders on our corporate team below.