CrossFit New CEO: Who is Don Faul?


CrossFit HQ have recently announced Don Faul as their new CEO for CrossFit.


After Eric Roza stepped down from his role back in February, CrossFit have been on the hunt for a new CEO ever since. According to Dave Castro, Don Faul has been in talks with CrossFit for a few months over taking over the CEO role and filling Eric Roza's shoes.


Who is Don Faul?


Don Faul is a former U.S. Marine Corps platoon commander and accomplished executive with more than eight years of CrossFit experience. CrossFit says "Faul is passionate about the CrossFit methodology and is looking forward to supporting affiliate owners, coaches, and athletes as we bring the transformative power of CrossFit to more people around the world."

CrossFit CEO Don Faul has also held key positions at large companies such as Pinterest, Google and Meta. Faul has been met with a resoundingly positive welcome by athletes, fans and staff members alike.


Dave Castro, previous Director of the CrossFit Games and now Affiliate Relationship Manager, has released a video describing his relationship with other Marines and his eagerness to work with Faul in the future.



What Were Don Faul's Previous Roles?


According to Don's LinkedIn profile, he has held various high level positions at some big companies in his past.

Board Member Nuru International 2007 - Present · 15 yrs 8 months

CEO Athos Sep 2015 - Dec 2021 · 6 yrs 4 months

Head of Operations Pinterest Jun 2012 - Feb 2015 · 2 yrs 9 months San Francisco, CA

VP of Online Operations

Facebook Feb 2008 - May 2012 · 4 yrs 4 months

Manager, Online Sales and Operations

Google Inc Jul 2006 - Feb 2008 · 1 yr 8 months Mountain View, CA

Platoon Commander

United States Marine Corps 1998 - 2003 · 5 yrs Camp Pendleton, CA and various overseas deployments


We would like to wish Don the best of luck for his new role and we hope to see some outstanding leadership and growth from CrossFit in the next phase of its expansion.



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