Ted Vickey, PhD Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Athletics & Recreation and Information Technology

Specialty Focus:

Wearables, Fitness Apps, Meta, FTC, Exercise Science, Personal Training


BS - Exercise and Sport Science, Penn State; MSc - International Business and Entrapreneurship, University of Limerick ; PhD - Engineering and Informatics, University of Galway

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Dr. Ted Vickey is the Founder and CEO of FitWell, which works with companies ranging from startups to established businesses within the health, fitness, and wellness industry, creating strategies for the effective use of technology to improve the lives of their customers. Dr. Vickey was a member of the expert witness team for Meta in the FTC vs. Meta federal case in the acquisition of Within in late 2022. He wrote the fitness industry response, was deposed, and testified in federal court, becoming one of the first federal fitness expert witnesses in this subject matter. His first client at age 24 was the White House Athletic Center, where he served for eleven years the health and fitness needs of the staff of Presidents Clinton and Bush. Other clients include but are not limited to The Department of Commerce, The Securities and Exchange Commission, Fruit of the Loom, Osram Sylvania, and the TSA. Dr. Vickey also holds academic and research positions in Kinesiology at Point Loma Nazarene, Tulane, and the University of San Francisco. His unique teaching style blends his real-world Corporate America experience with the fundamentals of traditional academia. For over 30 years, Dr. Vickey has been a noteworthy health, fitness, and wellness expert. He has been featured in mainstream media as an authoritative resource, including CNET, Cheddar, CNN, Men’s Health, Reuters, US News and World Report, the Irish Examiner, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. As a speaker and panelist, he has spoken at numerous venues around the world, including Stanford, Harvard, Canyon Ranch, The Consumer Electronics Show, The American Council on Exercise, The National Academy of Science, and The American College of Sports Medicine. He has served on various boards, including The American Council on Exercise and The Fitness Technology Council. Dr. Vickey earned his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland Galway, focusing on disruptive health technologies, social networks, mobile fitness apps, and knowledge discovery in data. His Master’s degree is from the University of Limerick in International Business and Entrepreneurship. His undergraduate is in Exercise and Sports Science from Penn State. He has four published books and participated as a TedX speaker.