NEW YORK -- Martin Annese will join Town Sports International as its new chief operating officer, effective April 28, according to the company. Annese will report to Alex Alimanestianu, CEO, and will lead all fitness club operations and marketing for the company.

Prior to joining TSI, Annese spent 25 years operating and managing multi-unit, consumer-focused businesses, including senior-level positions at Starbucks Coffee Co. and PepsiCo.