MINDBODY, a leading technology platform for the wellness industry, has announced the induction of Rick Stollmeyer, its CEO and co-founder, into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ business Hall of Fame. The honor recognizes outstanding business achievement on California’s Central Coast.

“I’m deeply honored and humbled to receive this special recognition,” said Stollmeyer. “It’s hard to believe that our goal of connecting the world to wellness, which began more than 18 years ago in my garage, is today powering more than 65,000 wellness businesses and serving tens of millions of people in 140 countries. We’re living proof that you can build a world-class technology company in a beautiful place like the California Central Coast.”

Stollmeyer, who is the eighteenth inductee into the Pacific Coast Business Times’ business Hall of Fame, received the honor at an awards reception on May 23 held at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. In addition to business achievement, the Hall of Fame inclusion recognizes entrepreneurs that have made positive economic and social impacts in the community.

“Rick is especially deserving of this year’s Hall of Fame honor,” said Henry Dubroff, editor at Pacific Coast Business Times. “He has built a great company and at the same time made a substantial difference to the corporate culture of San Luis Obispo County and the Central Coast.”

Founded in 2001, MINDBODY emerged from Stollmeyer’s garage in San Luis Obispo, California. Over the years, the company has grown its workforce to approximately 2,000 employees across 14 offices worldwide, with nearly half working from the company’s headquarters in San Luis Obispo. MINDBODY remains one of the largest private employers in San Luis Obispo County, and has helped spearhead the burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.