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She said the key to dieting is portion control. I am absolutely insulted and beyond angry with the level of service that represents your company. They lie and say you will received your order in 4 to 10 days…. He is a builder and leader of world-class teams that consistently deliver profitable growth for multi-billion dollar direct-to-consumer businesses. I personally would love to use your product.

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Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier: Dieting

Nutrisystem had reported revenue losses for several years when Zier started in the top job on Nov. She brought in a new chief marketing officer, Keira Krausz, and chief financial officer, Michael Monahan, to develop a sustainable growth plan.

The growth of both companies is proof that the industry is growing, say analysts — propelled by a not-so-healthy public. Weight-loss service providers that operate online, such as Nutrisystem, "have performed well in recent years as consumers have become increasingly accustomed to using the internet for a variety of needs. Nutrisystem's online focus is evident: It is consistently ranked on Internet Retailer's Top list.

More than 70 percent of purchases are made through digital channels, and mobile is the fastest-growing platform. It also ships more than million food items annually — boxed kits containing meals that are shipped and delivered on doorsteps. Indeed, Nutrisystem's deal with Walmart marked the brand's first foray into retail stores. When Zier arrived, "I did what my engineering training taught me," she said. Such an approach isn't surprising, given Zier's background: Among Zier's first moves was to establish what she called a FACTS-based culture — an acronym that stands for focused, accountable, consumer-centric, team-oriented, solution-based.

The Nutrisystem customer call center fields as many as 15, calls a day. Entertainer Marie Osmond also has represented the company for a long time. It is not only a physical battle, but an emotional and financial one, as well. Zier said she, too, has had success using Nutrisystem products. She is also keenly aware of the elite club she belongs to: According to the Fortune list, 4.

Zier said Nutrisystem's philosophy will continue to be about portion control and behavioral change. That helped Karen Nutkowitz, 40, lose 30 pounds five years ago. The mother of three was on the program for a year, picking up her food packages from a shopping center in Northeast Philadelphia. She said she was able to maintain the weight by preparing healthier meals, such as grilled chicken with a salad.

But her boyfriend, John Ferragut, 54, had less success when he went on the Nutrisystem program for six months last year. He has since switched to just having Atkins protein shakes for lunch and a light dinner. Guidance for implies that the Company will have its fourth consecutive year of double-digit growth. At the outset, she put in place a facts-based culture that drives a focus on priorities, accountability, customer-centricity, and teamwork.

In recognition of her overall professional impact, Dawn was named a Power Woman. Most recently, she was recognized by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the best CEOs nationwide.

Over the years, she has also served on boards and chaired committees for multiple marketing and media entities, including the Data and Marketing Association's DMA Board from to , where she was a voting director and on the executive committee. While there, Dawn held numerous leadership positions throughout her tenure culminating with President of the international business, the company's largest division, responsible for nearly a billion dollars of revenue and 1, employees across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

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