Founder & Executive Chairman, ClassPass

Payal Kadakia

Payal Kadakia is the Founder and Executive Chairman of ClassPass, a monthly membership program that provides people of all fitness levels access to the best boutique fitness classes and gyms across the US and internationally. Since its launch in 2013, ClassPass has facilitated over 50 million reservations across 9,000+ studios in 50 markets globally. Payal is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The Sa Dance Company, founded in 2009 with the mission to increase awareness of Indian Dance in the mainstream and serve as a platform for expressing the Indian-American identity through movement. Payal previously worked as a consultant at Bain & Company, and holds a degree in Operations Research from MIT. In 2016 Payal was listed in Fortune’s 40 under 40 list.