Lee A. Wright joined The Vitamin Shoppe as Chief Executive Officer in May 2023, after serving as interim CEO since January 2023.
Mr. Wright previously served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Franchise Group, Inc., The Vitamin Shoppe’s parent company, since January 2022. Prior to joining Franchise Group, Mr. Wright served in various executive positions at Conn’s, Inc. including COO and CFO.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wright served as President and then CEO of Professional Directional Enterprises, Inc., an energy services company, and held various investment positions for 16 years within several private equity firms, including as a Senior Managing Director at Diamond Castle and as a Director at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners.
Prior to his time spent in private equity, Mr. Wright was an analyst in Credit Suisse First Boston’s investment banking division. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington & Lee University.