August 9, 2012, 3:33 PM

Vitacost hires a Rosetta Stone exec as its chief technology and information officer

Joseph Topper was a senior vice president at the language software retailer.

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Vitacost.com Inc. has hired Joseph Topper Jr. as its chief information and technology officer.  He replaces Nachiket Desai at the e-retailer of health and wellness products.

"We have been investing in our infrastructure to develop a world-class technology platform that will support our future growth and believe Jay's leadership skills will help enable us to achieve our goals," says Jeffrey Horowitz, Vitacost CEO. "Jay's significant customer-centric, growth-oriented IT experience will play a key role in enhancing the customer experience and using technology to help drive our business."

Topper comes from language education software provider Rosetta Stone Ltd., where between October 2009 and August 2012 he was senior vice president of customer success, according to his LinkedIn profile. Between 2007 and 2010 he  worked as Rosetta Stone’s chief information officer.

Vitacost.com is No. 86 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.

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