Fady "Fred" Helou

Member Since 2021

Fady "Fred" Helou

Founder & CEO



Fady "Fred" Helou was born and raised in Lebanon, and moved to the United States as a teenager. Following his interest in technology, he ascended to become director of software development for Novellus, where he led all development of 15 products. He is the founder of Vagaro, a fast-growing platform helping businesses in beauty, fitness, and wellness.


  • Software Development
  • CRM
  • Product Design


November 15th, 2022

Why Salons and Self-Care Companies Are As Close to Recession-Proof As You Can Get

During recessions and other times of trouble, self-care can become more important.

July 7th, 2022

A Guide to Online Reviews: Getting, Reading and Responding to Them

In an increasingly competitive global market, many companies feel the pressure to create a perfect review page.

May 5th, 2022

How a Flexible Mindset Helped Some Fitness Studios Survive the Pandemic

Small gyms were willing to pivot to serve their clientele.

March 29th, 2022

How Arriving in the U.S. With Nothing Set Me Up to Grow, Thrive and Lead

Coming to the U.S. with no degree and zero experience was a risk, but my boss saw something in me and took me under his wing like a mentor.



Vagaro Inc. is a leading business management platform and online marketplace that powers the needs of the beauty, fitness and wellness industries. More than 126,000 service professionals across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia use Vagaro to manage, market and grow their business. The platform runs on any device and has the ability to accept online bookings, schedule clients, run marketing campaigns and manage overall business operations. Payment processing is seamlessly integrated into the platform and engineered to support fully contactless payment methods. Consumers choose Vagaro to search for and book wellness services on any device. In 2020, more than 76 million appointments were booked through Vagaro. Headquartered in Dublin, CA, the office is close to the 580, 680, BART station, many great restaurants, and two fantastic downtowns. Bike into work, have a fresh cappuccino, and enjoy plenty of snacks from our fully stocked kitchen. Furthermore, you can settle in with your friendly colleagues and enjoy your workday with a collaborative team in a rapidly growing company.


  • Business Management
  • Business Software
  • CRM