LOS ANGELES, Jan 16, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) , a global nutrition direct-selling company, announced the appointment of Charles A. Sperazza as chief information officer with responsibility to provide strategic direction to develop, maintain and facilitate the implementation of an integrated IT infrastructure for use by Herbalife, its affiliates and independent distributors. He will report to Chief Financial Officer Richard Goudis.
Sperazza is a seasoned IT professional who joined the company from Agere Systems, Inc., a NYSE-listed designer, developer and manufacturer of integrated circuits, where he served as vice president and chief information officer. There, he directed 200 technology professionals as well as all aspects of IT including data center operations, networks, telecommunications and software development, as well as supporting 20 engineering design centers on three continents.
Previously, Sperazza was senior vice president of information systems at Liberty Travel, Inc. where his accomplishments included implementing a migration to the Oracle 11i E-Business suite in parallel with a multi-million dollar infrastructure platform upgrade.
Earlier roles include positions at EMC Corporation, which provides enterprise storage systems, software and services, and Oracle Corporation, where Sperazza was responsible for managing the successful implementation of full Oracle ERP solutions for a variety of clients.
Sperazza has competed in numerous triathlons including the famed Hawaiian Ironman World Championship in 2002 in Kona, Hawaii, where he placed first in his age group. He holds a master's degree from Syracuse University and earned his Bachelor's of Arts degree from University of Connecticut.
Herbalife ( http://www.herbalife.com) is a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutritional supplements and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 63 countries through a network of more than one million independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation ( http://www.herbalifefamily.org) and its Casa Herbalife program to bring good nutrition to children. Please visit Investor Relations ( http://ir.herbalife.com) for additional financial information.