Vitacost.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: VITC), a leading online retailer and direct marketer of health and wellness products, announced that David Zucker was named Chief Marketing Officer effective immediately. Mr. Zucker replaces former Chief Marketing Officer Sonya Lambert who is no longer with the Company. Mr. Zucker, has more than 20 years of e-commerce, marketing, and customer analytical experience, and was most recently Chief Marketing Officer of Gilt Group, Inc., an online lifestyle retailer offering highly coveted products and services. While at Gilt Groupe, Mr. Zucker was responsible for demand generation with existing customers, generating new members with referral, paid, social and mobile programs, customer forecasting, statistical analysis and primary research. He was also responsible for brand and creative direction.
“We would like to thank Sonya for her service and dedication to the Company and wish her well in her future endeavors,” stated Jeffrey Horowitz, Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to have David join the Vitacost.com team given his significant e-commerce experience and expertise in customer analytics and the use of sophisticated data mining techniques. We believe he will play a key role in driving our business and better position Vitacost as the largest on-line provider of dietary supplements and health and wellness products in the market today.”
Prior to joining Gilt, Mr. Zucker was the Global Director of Customer Relationship Management and Implementation at Dell Inc. from 2006 to 2009 and was Vice President of CRM at Home Shopping Network (HSN) from 2004 to 2006. He also served as Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Analytics, and Internet Operations at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and held a senior position at Priceline.com. Mr. Zucker holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Rhode Island, a M.S. in Applied Economics from West Virginia University and a B.S. in Biology from West Virginia University. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida and Rutgers University.