FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- eDiets.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIET), leveraging the power of technology to bring diet, fitness and healthy lifestyle solutions to everyone, has appointed Laura Klein as the Company's Chief Information Officer effective immediately. Bringing over 8 years of senior business experience to eDiets.com , Ms. Klein served as the CIO and VP of IT at Sheridan Healthcare Inc., as well as holding significant technological roles at Elencee LLC, Green2Go.com and Sun Microsystems.
At eDiets, Ms. Klein will be responsible for the company's technology strategy and operations. Reporting to her will be database, quality assurance, infrastructure and development functions. Ms. Klein will report directly to eDiets CEO and President, Steve Rattner.
"We're eager to welcome Laura to eDiets' executive management team and look forward to expanded corporate online growth with her on board," says eDiets President and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Rattner. "Laura's technical and logistical skills, as well as her substantive health and wellness background will be invaluable to our core business model."
Prior to joining eDiets.com, Ms. Klein served as the Chief Information Officer, VP of IT and Security Officer at Sheridan Healthcare Inc., a leading outsourcing provider of healthcare services for hospitals and medical facilities. Between 2001 and 2002, she was President of Elencee LLC, a marketing and website development company located in Fort Lauderdale. In this capacity, Ms. Klein developed new marketing strategies for Sheridan Healthcare, while managing both the web development and marketing teams. Prior to her role as President at Elencee LLC, Ms. Klein was a Software Trainer for Sheridan Healthcare Inc., a System Administrator for Green2Go.com and a Java Programming Instructor at Sun Microsystems.
Ms. Klein holds an Executive Program MBA degree with a concentration in healthcare from the University of Miami, as well as a BS degree in Biology from North Carolina State University and an MS degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Georgia.
eDiets.com, Inc. is a leading provider of personalized nutrition, fitness and weight-loss programs. eDiets currently features its award-winning, fresh- prepared diet meal delivery service as one of the more than 20 popular diet plans sold directly to members on its flagship site, http://www.eDiets.com . The company also provides a broad range of customized wellness and weight management solutions for Fortune 500 clients. eDiets.com's unique infrastructure offers businesses, as well as individuals, an end-to-end solution strategically tailored to meet its customers' specific goals of achieving a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please call 310-954-1105 or visit http://www.eDiets.com
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