August 6, 2012, 10:36 AM

The Vitamin Shoppe hires a Fanatics exec to oversee e-commerce

Stephen Bontempo also worked in sports e-retail for GSI Commerce.

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The Vitamin Shoppe has hired Stephen Bontempo as its director of e-commerce. He comes from Fanatics Inc., where he was senior vice president, e-commerce and catalog, for the sports product e-retailer.

Bontempo was hired by Fanatics in 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile. Before that, he was vice president of e-commerce and catalog for e-commerce service provider GSI Commerce, where he also oversaw online retailing related to major U.S. professional sports leagues. He worked at GSI for a decade, from 2001 until 2011. EBay Inc. bought GSI in 2011.

Fanatics is No. 46 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide. The Vitamin Shoppe is No. 201.

In his new job, Bontempo reports to chief marketing officer Lou Weiss. “Stephen brings a tremendous amount of e-commerce expertise to our team, as well as solid omnichannel success," says Weiss.  "We're excited to have him here as we continue to grow our e-commerce business."

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