Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with CEO of Weight Watchers, David Kirchhoff. A leader by example, he shed the excess pounds after joining a Weight Watchers support group. He is now sharing his personal weight-loss story in his book, “Weight Loss Boss: How to Finally Win at Losing – And Take Charge in an Out-of-Control Food World.”
David Kirchhoff has been a director and our Chief Executive Officer since December 31, 2006. He served as the President from December 2006 to January 2013. Mr. Kirchhoff has served and continues to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of WeightWatchers.com since rejoining WeightWatchers.com in June 2004. He also served as President of WeightWatchers.com from June 2004 until April 2008 and our Chief Operating Officer, Europe and Asia from September 2005 until December 2006.
Prior to rejoining WeightWatchers.com, Mr. Kirchhoff served as Chief Financial Officer of the Enthusiast Media Group of Primedia, Inc., a print and digital content provider, from September 2003 to June 2004. Mr. Kirchhoff originally joined WeightWatchers.com in January 2000 as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, and served as Chief Financial Officer of WeightWatchers.com from January 2003 until his departure in August 2003. Prior to joining WeightWatchers.com in January 2000, he was Director of Corporate Strategy and Development for Pepsico, Inc.
Previously, Mr. Kirchhoff was a manager and consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.