NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vitamin Shoppe announced today that Stephen Bontempo has joined The Vitamin Shoppe as Vice President of e-Commerce, reporting to Lou Weiss, Chief Marketing Officer.
"Stephen brings a tremendous amount of e-Commerce expertise to our team, as well as solid omnichannel success," said Lou Weiss. "We're excited to have him here as we continue to grow our e-commerce business."
Before joining The Vitamin Shoppe, Mr. Bontempo was the Senior Vice President e-Commerce and Catalog for Fanatics, Inc/GSI Commerce. He was intimately involved in the strategy of the ecommerce businesses of all the professional sports leagues as well as client relations, promotion and digital marketing. He also oversaw catalog and web design. Prior to Fanatics, Inc, he was Vice President Merchandising and Sales at Integrated Sports Marketing and also held various merchandising positions at the national, regional and start-up level with Lady Foot Locker, Modell's and Sneaker Stadium. He started his career as a buyer at Gold Medal Sporting Goods.
"The Vitamin Shoppe is a great example of a top organization who is committed to excellence in omnichannel retailing," said Bontempo.
Tony Truesdale, CEO, added "having someone of Stephen's caliber is another way we continue to strengthen the leadership team. We're pleased to have him join The Vitamin Shoppe family."
Mr. Bontempo holds a BS in Organizational Behavior and Marketing as well as an MBA in Finance from LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
SOURCE The Vitamin Shoppe