Zak Holdsworth, 31, grew up about as far from Silicon Valley as you can get—on a sheep farm on New Zealand’s North Island, where he learned to surf at nearby Wanui Beach. After earning his MBA at Stanford, he worked at a venture-capital firm that helped fund WellnessFX, a startup offering sophisticated blood analysis for anyone looking to improve their health. Holdsworth was so taken with the concept that he became the company’s VP of business development. Now a CrossFit devotee and kitesurfer, he’s a strong advocate for mixing sports and business. “Training with people lowers barriers and allows for more authentic relationships,” he says.
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