Vancouver, WA, Sept 1, 2020 – Core Health & Fitness, an industry leader in commercial fitness products, is excited to announce the addition of James Drake to their Customer Finance division.

James has worked within the Fitness Industry for over 15 years, mostly on the lending side, focusing on both the commercial and vertical markets. He has spearheaded large manufacturer and franchise programs that have helped to speed up growth and increase overall sales on all sides.

He was VP of Sales for multiple bank-owned Equipment Finance/Leasing companies who specialize in fitness. In that period, he created and managed portfolios of over $150MM in transactions. James’ background also includes ownership and operation of large box fitness clubs and was CEO of a large fitness distributorship. His varied background gives him a detailed understanding of operational strategy for many of the customers’ Core serves.

“James was really the perfect fit for our Customer Finance strategy. I’ve had a long-standing relationship with him and knew that with all of the growth plans happening at Core, he would be an excellent leader on the team,” said Kevin Malanga, VP of Business Development and Customer Finance.

James received his MBA in Business Management and Finance from Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut. As a former rugby player, he still keeps active by working out and playing whatever sports his knees will allow him to!

James will be home based out of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL where he recently relocated from the Northeast. James can be reached at jdrake@corehandf.com.

Media references should be made to Erin O’Brien, Director of Marketing at eobrien@corehandf.com.


About Core Health & Fitness

Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all your facility needs. This is why we’ve brought together five of the most recognizable fitness brands to ensure our customers can offer their members authentic fitness experiences.  Whether working with us directly or through our partners and distributors world-wide, we provide the highest quality equipment backed by a service and support team that will always go the extra mile to get you what you need, when you need it. Partner with us and see how our Core Values motivate our every decision. Visit us at www.corehealthandfitness.com.