Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. has appointed Mark Schissel as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Schissel will succeed David Pezzullo, who is retiring after more than 17 years of service, and will take over this new title on August 2, 2021.

“Mark is an amazing leader who has demonstrated over the years his ability to run a complex global organization and has our confidence to guide us through our continued growth,” said John Agwunobi, Chairman and CEO of Herbalife Nutrition . “He is part of the company’s management team, which is an impressive and capable group that will continue to lead with passion and vision.”

Previously, Schissel was Vice President, Enterprise Applications at Herbalife. In his new role, Schissel will oversee the company’s global operations as well as global business services, regional finance and operations functions, information technology and infrastructure, and cyber and global security.

“I’m incredibly excited about the opportunity to play an even bigger role in the company’s growth as it brings great tasting nutritional products and a proven business opportunity to people around the world,” said Schissel.

Pezzullo, who joined the company in 2004 and held multiple titles including Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, will continue to serve in an advisory capacity through March 2022 to ensure a seamless transition.

“Dave’s leadership and contributions in various roles have been critical to the success of our company,” said Agwunobi. “While we will dearly miss his leadership and lovable personality, he leaves a great team and a great operation.”