Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. has appointed Mark Schissel as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Schissel will succeed David Pezzullo, who is retiring after working with the company for more than 17 years, and will assume this new title on August 2, 2021.
“Mark is an amazing leader, who over the years has demonstrated his ability to lead a complex global organization and has our confidence to guide us through our continued growth,” said John Agwunobi, Chairman and CEO of Herbalife Nutrition. “He is part of the company’s executive bench consisting of an impressive and capable group that will continue to lead with passion and vision.”
Previously, Schissel served as the Vice President of Enterprise Applications for Herbalife. In his new role, Schissel will oversee worldwide operations for the company, as well as global business services, the regional finance and operations functions, information technology and infrastructure, and cyber and global security.
“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to play an even larger role in the company’s growth as it provides great-tasting nutrition products and a proven business opportunity to people around the globe,” Schissel said.
Pezzullo, who joined the company in 2004 and held multiple titles, including Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, will remain in an advisory role through March 2022 to ensure a seamless transition.
“Dave’s leadership and contributions across several functions have been integral to the success of our company,” Agwunobi said. “While we will greatly miss his leadership and his endearing personality, he leaves behind a world-class team and operation.”