Entrepreneur, Business Executive
Monumental Achievement: A competitive triathlete, runner, and cyclist with deep experience in product management, user interface design building, and managing effective teams, Tom Cortese was ideally suited to become co-founder & COO of Peloton. This game-changing company merges media, technology, and exercise to create a fitness experience for a community of stationary bike riders and coaches. The unicorn company raised $1.16 billion in its initial public offering in 2019, the same year Cortese was selected as number eight in Fortune magazine’s list of 40 under 40.
As co-founder & COO of Peloton, Tom Cortese is responsible for driving operational cohesion against critical initiatives to drive growth and further excite Peloton’s growing and loyal member base. In addition, Cortese heads up product development overseeing Peloton’s global consumer product roadmap while managing Peloton’s hardware and software innovation teams – all with a dedicated approach to highly addictive, user-centered experiences across all Peloton member touch-points.
Prior to Peloton, Cortese held product management and executive roles at IAC/InterActiveCorp and Revolution Health Group. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from the George Washington University and spends his free time with his wife, Rachel, chasing their three children around the yard and racing up the leaderboard on his Peloton Bike & Tread.