Elizabeth Cutler is an American entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon, SoulCycle. Cutler served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2016 before becoming Co-Chief Creative Officer in 2015.
Cutler and her partner Julie Rice started SoulCycle in 2006 in the rear lobby of an Upper West Side dance studio found on Craigslist. Cutler and Rice grew the company to 60 studios as founders, CEO’s, and Chief Creative Officers before departing in 2016.
Cutler and Rice were honored as one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Builders + Innovators in 2013 and 2014 and SoulCycle was voted one of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Fitness” of 2013 by Fast Company. SoulCycle was also rated the sixth most influential brand on Twitter at CES in January of 2015. In 2015, Cutler was named to Elle Magazine’s The Agenda, a board of 43 female powerhouses who are joining forces to improve the lives of women. Cutler and Rice were contributing editors to The Wall Street Journal’s Accelerators column and in 2015, Cutler and Rice were voted one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.” In 2015, Cutler and Rice were honored as two of AdWeek’s “Brand Geniuses.”
In 2016, Cutler and Rice formed LifeShop, an umbrella company focused on advising, investing and incubating new ideas rooted in community and emotional intelligence.
Cutler and Rice advise companies at various growth stages and especially enjoy working with entrepreneurs in consumer facing, high growth businesses. They’ve seen the movie.
Cutler and Rice (along with their spouses) have been active angel to later stage investors for many years, focusing on community, brand and scale.
The pair continues to speak at CEO, business, and creativity conferences worldwide.
Prior to moving to NYC, Cutler lived and worked in Telluride, Colorado for 10 years and sold luxury real estate for Telluride Properties, the Sotheby’s affiliate and practiced Jin Shin Jyutsu (ancient practice and philosophy of healing/acupuncture). A graduate of the University of Colorado, she majored in Art History and Religious Studies. She spent a year of college doing study abroad in Bodh Gaya, India where she lived in a Burmese monastery studying Buddhist philosophy, history and meditation. She has traveled extensively and has had a lifelong interest in human potential. Originally from Chicago, Elizabeth lives in NYC with her husband and two daughters.