Richard P. Goudis is chief executive officer (CEO) of Herbalife Nutrition. As CEO, Goudis is dedicated to fulfilling the Company’s purpose to make the world healthier and happier. With his passions grounded in innovation, education and training, he sets the strategy for Herbalife Nutrition, overseeing all aspects of the company’s growth strategies, and ensuring that the Company continues to be recognized worldwide as a leading nutrition company. During his tenure at Herbalife Nutrition, Goudis has continuously proven to be among the most visionary, effective and collaborative leaders in the nutrition industry.
Prior to his role as CEO, Goudis served as the Company’s chief operating officer (COO) for 7 years and was responsible for building a global infrastructure that has created competitive advantages. His responsibilities included overseeing Worldwide Manufacturing Operations, Product Development, Quality Assurance & Control, Supply Chain & Strategic Sourcing, Warehousing & Logistics, Human Resources, Information Technology, Security & Safety, and regional Finance and Operations functions.
During Goudis’ tenure as COO, the Company expanded its Herbalife Innovation and Manufacturing (H.I.M.) facilities to five locations around the world and now manufactures approximately 65 percent of all products in-house, ensuring the highest levels of quality control. Under Goudis’ management, Herbalife Nutrition also grew its employee base to more than 8,000 worldwide.
When he joined the company in 2004, as chief financial officer (CFO), he played a lead role in the company’s initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and led the successful Sarbanes-Oxley 404 attestation. He also oversaw the worldwide key technology implementations including Oracle and MicroStrategy.
Goudis has more than 30 years of finance and operations management experience and senior executive experience as vice president finance and chief operating officer of Rexall Sundown. While at Rexall Sundown, Goudis was a member of the executive management team. After the acquisition by Royal Numico, Goudis had operations responsibility for all of Numico’s North American assets including GNC, Rexall Sundown and Unicity.
A New York native, Goudis competes in triathlons, is an avid cyclist, and enjoys outdoor sports such as fishing and scuba diving. Goudis holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern.