The Vitamin Shoppe has named Sharon M. Leite as its new CEO, effective August 27, 2018. Leite also will become a member of the Board of Directors. She succeeds Colin Watts, who left the company in May 2018.
Leite served as President of Godiva Chocolatier in North America since October 2017, where she led the retailer across all channels, including stores, e-Commerce and wholesale. Before that, Leite was President of Sally Beauty for the U.S. and Canada, and she spent almost a decade working at Pier 1 Imports, with her last position in 2016 as EVP of Sales, Customer Experience, and Real Estate. Leite also held executive leadership roles at Bath and Body Works as well as various sales and operations positions atGap,The Walt Disney Company andExpress.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are excited to have such a talented executive as our new CEO,” said Alex Smith, Chairman of the Board of Vitamin Shoppe in a statement. “Sharon's broad experience and impressive track record makes her an ideal choice to lead both our turnaround and future growth."