Dec. 14, 2022
Weight loss and company Jenny Craig Inc. has promoted its president and chief operating officer Mandy Dowson to chief executive officer.
Jenny Craig's former CEO David Pastrana, who led the brand for three years, will remain with the company through the end of the year and transition into a role on the advisory board.
Ms. Dowson will be leading the next phase of Jenny Craig's transformation in her new role as CEO. With several innovations in the pipeline over the next few months, the timing of this leadership shift points to a new perspective and strategy for Jenny Craig to begin in 2023. Dowson is known for her disciplined execution of continuous process improvement, global efficiency efforts and the streamlining of costs across business units to maximize profits and reinvest savings to drive growth. In her former role as President and COO at Jenny Craig, Dowson led finance, account and operations initiatives, and oversaw business strategy and innovation. Prior to joining Jenny Craig.
Jenny Craig Inc. is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with about 3,000 employees, 600+ centers, and revenues estimated at $483 million in 2021 (Yahoo Finance, Marketdata).
In her former role, Dowson led finance, account and operations initiatives, and oversaw business strategy and innovation. Prior to joining Jenny Craig, she was the senior vice president of operations and continuous improvement at TKC Holdings, a company that provides food service and products to the corrections, hotel and accommodations industries.