NEW YORK, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- WW International, Inc. (NASDAQ: WW), a global wellness company powered by the world's leading commercial weight management program, announced today that as part of its continued focus on attracting top talent to catapult its digital innovation, the company has made key leadership changes within Product and Technology to deliver a best-in-class digital experience for its members.
Key leadership changes include:
- Michael Lysaght, who began his tenure in 2014, served as Senior Vice President of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer and became Chief Digital Officer in 2019. He will drive strategy in partnership with key business functions and identify long-term growth initiatives while continuing to lead WW's digital innovation across Product and Technology. Lysaght has an innate knowledge of product and technology and is poised to drive impactful outcomes for WW members.
- Rodrigo Oliveira, who has made valuable contributions since joining WW in 2015 as Senior Director of Engineering, evidenced by the award-winning, 4.8-star WW mobile app. Oliveira will continue his role as Chief Technology Officer, elevating the technology organization and focusing ownership on Activity within the WW wellness ecosystem.
- Lucinda Newcomb joins the company as Chief Product Officer and a member of the Executive Committee. She will lead the Product team on owning WW member experience across mobile, web and other digital channels, reporting directly to Michael Lysaght. Newcomb is a veteran technology-experience leader with a proven track record in digital, product, and eCommerce solutions. She joins WW from Walmart eCommerce, where she was VP of Personalization and Discovery. Prior to Walmart, Lucinda spent five years on the Product Team at Sephora, most recently as VP, Digital Product, leading product management and design for their digital suite. Lucinda has also held product leadership positions at Lonely Planet, Gap and Yahoo!.
"As a technology experience company with a human-centric overlay, there is no one better than Michael to lead our digital transformation," said Mindy Grossman, WW Chief Executive Officer. "Under Michael's leadership, we have completely transformed our Technology team and I am thrilled to welcome Lucinda and congratulate Rodrigo. I look forward to what's to come."
"I am so thankful to Mindy for the support and confidence in leading our digital evolution," said Michael Lysaght, WW Chief Digital Officer. "The new changes are a significant step forward in our ongoing technology transformation and Lucinda and Rodrigo will play a key role in shifting the future of our member experience."
In the last 18 months, WW has made notable strides in innovating and enhancing all the ways it integrates into its members' lives including; establishing a San Francisco headquarters, opening a technology hub in Toronto, appointing technology-leader Jennifer Dulski to the WW Board of Directors, and building out teams across Product and Technology.
A priority focus for WW is to elevate its digital experience and enhance the wellness ecosystem of Activity, Mindset, Nutrition and Sleep. As WW continues to innovate to make the experience more personalized and more valuable, strong talent is paramount to driving digital expansion.
About WW International, Inc.
WW – Weight Watchers reimagined – is a global wellness company powered by the world's leading commercial weight management program. We inspire millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. Through our engaging tech-enabled experience and face-to-face group workshops, members follow our livable and sustainable program of healthy eating, physical activity, and a helpful mindset. Leveraging more than five decades of experience in building inspired communities and our deep expertise in behavioral science, we aim to democratize wellness and to deliver wellness for all. To learn more about the WW approach to healthy living, please visit ww.com. For more information about our global business, visit our corporate website at corporate.ww.com.
For more information, contact:
Joe Quenqua, WW
Chief Communications Officer
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