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Abe Lietz
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July 27, 2015: Abe Lietz, CIO of Jenny Craig and Curves International

Among other topics, Abe discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • The synergies between Jenny Craig and Curves and the effects of their merger
  • The role of IT at Jenny Craig and Curves encouraging collaboration between businesses
  • His responsibilities as CIO and VP of Service Operations
  • The unique technological demands of Jenny Craig and Curves’s core demographic
  • The implementation of e-business and mobile technology
  • The role of a CIO in a consumer facing context
  • Eye on the Trends: Data analytics to improve the experience and weight loss success, cloud based infrastructure, and bio-metric tracking

Abe Lietz’s Biography

Abe Lietz is the CIO and Vice President of Service Operations at Jenny Craig and Curves International.  Among other accomplishments, Abe has streamlined the customer service experience and spearheaded the Jenny Craig and Curves digital experience.

Prior to joining Jenny Craig and Curves, Abe served as Chief Architect at Life Technologies, a provider of biotechnology services and products, best known for their offerings related to genome sequencing.  There, he was responsible for deciding and implementing the company’s IT strategy as well as managing a portfolio of software and hardware used by Life Technologies customers.

Abe earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management of Information Systems at Washington State University

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview