Fort Washington, PA (July 10, 2014) — Philadelphia SmartCEO has named Dawn Zier, President and CEO of Nutrisystem Inc. [NASDAQ: NTRI] a 2014 Brava! Award winner. The Brava! Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of Greater Philadelphia’s top women business leaders. The SmartCEO awards program recognizes female CEOs who combine entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community.
“Brava winners possess the utmost qualities in a leader — vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Every one of this year’s winners exhibits these qualities in running their business, their families and their philanthropic activities. They give 110 percent of themselves,” says Rick Crane, regional president of SmartCEO Media. “We are honored and humbled to recognize a group of women who are truly making a difference in the world.”
“I am especially honored to receive this prestigious award from Philadelphia SmartCEO celebrating not just an executive’s success managing the bottom line, but also the impact female executives are having beyond the boardroom,” said Zier. “I’m delighted to share this honor with the others who were so deservedly recognized and look forward to continuing to strive to personify the spirit of the award.”
Zier joined Nutrisystem in November 2012 to turn around the company. The company’s year one performance under her leadership demonstrates that the vision she has set, coupled with her ability to build a team that can execute against the strategic initiatives, is delivering results. She has been able to significantly grow earnings per share, improve profitability, drive cash flow, and make the necessary changes to the business model to demonstrate future revenue growth potential. In addition, under her leadership, Nutrisystem has significantly expanded its partnership with the American Diabetes Association® particularly in the Philadelphia community. Zier will serve as Co-Chair for the Association’s Step Out®: Walk to Stop Diabetes® in Philadelphia in November.
Brava! Award winners are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on the quality of applications submitted. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and will celebrate their success at an awards ceremony on July 23, 2014, at the Crystal Tea Room.
About Nutrisystem, Inc.
Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) is a leading provider of weight loss solutions and weight-related products and services including its structured food delivery program Nutrisystem® My Way® and its new digital platform NuMi™ by Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem has helped consumers lose weight for more than 40 years by providing quality foods and a nutritionally balanced meal program. Nutrisystem® meal plans feature more than 150 menu options, along with counseling options from trained weight-loss coaches, registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators. Customers are provided further support from the online community, tools, trackers, mobile apps and more. Nutrisystem® plans are consistent with national guidelines for dietary intake meeting targets for fat, sodium, sugar, cholesterol, fiber and physical activity. Additionally, plans can be customized to specific dietary needs and preferences including the Nutrisystem® D® program for people with diabetes or those at risk for type 2 diabetes. Healthcare professionals may learn more about the programs by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/hcp. Nutrisystem® weight loss plans are available directly to consumers through www.nutrisystem.com, by phone (1-800-435-4074) and at select retailers. The NuMi multi-platform system and downloadable App can be found at http://www.numi.com.