Andrew Laudato

Andrew Laudato
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
The Vitamin Shoppe
Andrew Laudato started his career as a computer programmer and quickly realized he was as passionate about business as he is about technology. The intersection of business and technology is where innovation happens and where people and companies succeed.

After spending more than 20 years as a CIO/CTO, Laudato currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Vitamin Shoppe. In this role, he leads operations across digital commerce, information technology, enterprise portfolio management, supply chain, strategic sourcing, quality, and commercialization.

In 2022, Laudato was named a Top Retail Influencer and a Global Retail Leader by Rethink Retail. Active in the business community, he is a member of the CNBC technology executive council, The Total Retail Advisory Board, the New York City CIO executive council, and a founding member of the George Mason University's Center for Retail Transformation. In addition, he serves on the board of Lideranca, a private company focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Mr. Laudato shares decades of experience, wisdom, and lessons learned in his recently published book, Fostering Innovation: How to Build an Amazing IT Team, available at local bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and on

Speaking in:

June 7
8:00 am8:45 am
CIS Security Solutions Theatre
Creating an environment where innovation thrives requires putting people before technology and motivating a team of individuals. If you’re looking for practical guidance on cultivating a winning culture and strategies for engaging cross functional peers, don’t miss this presentation from Andy Laudato, COO at The Vitamin Shoppe -loaded with ideas on how to make it happen.