Neal Panza joined The Vitamin Shoppe in 2019 as Senior Vice President, Retail Sales & Operations. Mr. Panza brings to The Vitamin Shoppe over two decades of experience driving sales and retail operations with a successful track record of improving results.
Mr. Panza was most recently at Williams-Sonoma where he was responsible for rebuilding a key market for the company. Prior to that he was at Brookstone where he was brought in to rebuild and revitalize the brand experience for the retail stores. From 2006 through 2015 he was employed at Gymboree Corporation, a 1,400 store chain, where he had increasing responsibility culminating in Vice President of Stores. While at Gymboree, he was responsible for five brands and successfully increased profitability of under-performing regions and delivered positive comparable same store sales reflecting initiatives such as increasing conversion and streamlining retail operations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Panza was employed by The Walt Disney Company with increasing responsibility, including the Canadian business, as well as launching the first outlet stores. He has also worked at specialty retailers Eddie Bauer and American Eagle Outfitters.
Mr. Panza has a B.A. degree, English/Communications from St. Vincent College.