FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 18 eDiets.com, Inc.(Nasdaq: DIET), leveraging the power of technology to bring diet, fitness andhealthy lifestyle solutions to everyone, has appointed Laura Klein as theCompany's Chief Information Officer effective immediately. Bringing over 8years of senior business experience to eDiets.com , Ms. Klein served as theCIO and VP of IT at Sheridan Healthcare Inc., as well as holding significanttechnological roles at Elencee LLC, Green2Go.com and Sun Microsystems.
At eDiets, Ms. Klein will be responsible for the company's technologystrategy and operations. Reporting to her will be database, qualityassurance, infrastructure and development functions. Ms. Klein will reportdirectly to eDiets CEO and President, Steve Rattner.
"We're eager to welcome Laura to eDiets' executive management team andlook forward to expanded corporate online growth with her on board," sayseDiets President and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Rattner. "Laura'stechnical and logistical skills, as well as her substantive health andwellness background will be invaluable to our core business model."
Prior to joining eDiets.com, Ms. Klein served as the Chief InformationOfficer, VP of IT and Security Officer at Sheridan Healthcare Inc., a leadingoutsourcing provider of healthcare services for hospitals and medicalfacilities. Between 2001 and 2002, she was President of Elencee LLC, amarketing and website development company located in Fort Lauderdale. In thiscapacity, Ms. Klein developed new marketing strategies for SheridanHealthcare, while managing both the web development and marketing teams.Prior to her role as President at Elencee LLC, Ms. Klein was a SoftwareTrainer for Sheridan Healthcare Inc., a System Administrator for Green2Go.comand a Java Programming Instructor at Sun Microsystems.
Ms. Klein holds an Executive Program MBA degree with a concentration inhealthcare from the University of Miami, as well as a BS degree in Biologyfrom North Carolina State University and an MS degree in Food and Nutritionfrom the University of Georgia.
eDiets.com, Inc. is a leading provider of personalized nutrition, fitnessand weight-loss programs. eDiets currently features its award-winning, fresh-prepared diet meal delivery service as one of the more than 20 popular dietplans sold directly to members on its flagship site, www.eDiets.com . Thecompany also provides a broad range of customized wellness and weightmanagement solutions for Fortune 500 clients. eDiets.com's uniqueinfrastructure offers businesses, as well as individuals, an end-to-endsolution strategically tailored to meet its customers' specific goals ofachieving a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please call 310-954-1105or visit www.eDiets.com
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