Sharon Leite

Sharon Leite
CEO
The Vitamin Shoppe
Sharon M. Leite currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The Vitamin Shoppe®. In this role, she leads a renewed growth strategy that is bringing industry-leading innovation, quality, and expertise to the wellness category.

Ms. Leite joined The Vitamin Shoppe in August 2018 and since that time has launched a new technology-driven retail format, opened distribution to new channels, reimagined the loyalty program, introduced personalization initiatives, increased penetration of private brands, expanded the business into Asia, pioneered an expansive CBD hemp extract merchandising program, and inked integrated marketing agreements with innovative partners such as WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and IRONMAN®.

The Vitamin Shoppe, a subsidiary of Franchise Group Inc., is an omni-channel specialty retailer and wellness lifestyle Company with more than 715 directly operated stores and an e-commerce business. Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, the Company offers a comprehensive assortment of nutritional solutions, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and natural beauty aids.

Ms. Leite joined The Vitamin Shoppe from Godiva Chocolatier, where she was President of North America from October 2017, leading a turnaround that returned the North American business to profitability.

Previously, Ms. Leite was the President of Sally Beauty, US and Canada, an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty products. Ms. Leite also spent close to a decade at Pier 1 Imports in increasingly senior roles, leaving as Executive Vice President of Sales, Customer Experience, and Real Estate.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Leite held leadership positions with increasing responsibilities at Bath & Body Works (L Brands), Gap Inc., The Walt Disney Company, and Express.

Speaking in:

Sunday
January 16
9:45 am10:15 am
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are moving organizations to reevaluate the makeup of their workforce and better represent the communities they serve. This high-powered panel discussion, featuring CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion signatories, will explore today’s talent landscape and how the pandemic-era and hybrid work models are impacting human capital strategies. The panel of… Read more