Co-Founder & Co-CEO, SoulCycle
Elizabeth Cutler is an American entrepreneur best known for co-creating the fitness phenomenon, SoulCycle. Cutler served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 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 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. 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 attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where she studied Art History and Religious Studies. At CU Boulder, Elizabeth developed an interest in all things fringe, from environmental activism to spirituality she dove into anything different from her conservative and Catholic upbringing in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Prior to moving to New York City, Cutler lived and worked in Telluride, Colorado. Elizabeth her husband, Allen, and their two daughters are based in New York City and enjoy all things Masterpiece Theater.