David L. Willis

David L. Willis

Chief Executive Officer and Director
European Wax Center
David L. Willis has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since September 2023. Mr. Willis joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in July 2016 and served in that role until 2020, resuming the position again from January 2022 to March 2023. He has also served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since September 2019 and as its President from March 2023 until his promotion to Chief Executive Officer. 
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Willis served as an Operating Partner for Riata Capital Group, LLC from October 2014 to July 2016, as Chief Financial Officer of Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (f/k/a Global Power Equipment Group Inc.) from January 2008 to November 2013, and as a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal from September 2001 to January 2008. Mr. Willis received a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa.