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John DeSimone

John DeSimone

Chief Financial Officer


In his role as chief financial officer, John DeSimone is responsible for all global and corporate financial functions at the highest level, including the company’s financial reporting, strategic planning, accounting, tax, audit, treasury and investor relations.

Having joined Herbalife in November 2007, Mr. DeSimone has held multiple strategic leadership roles. Most recently, he served as a special advisor to the CEO. Immediately prior to that, he held the role of chief strategic officer, leading certain key strategic initiatives to help drive the growth of Herbalife’s global business. Additionally, he held the role of president, managing the company's regional leadership. He also had overall responsibility for Herbalife Independent Distributor-facing functions throughout the world, including marketing, promotions, sponsorships, business methods support, events and Independent Distributor communications.

During his 17 years at Herbalife, he has also served as co-president & chief strategic officer and senior vice president of finance, as well as the company’s chief financial officer for a tenure of eight years.

Mr. DeSimone has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate finance sector. He has served as the controller, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Rexall Sundown Inc., a multinational manufacturer of nutritional supplements and sports nutrition products.

He formerly served on the board of trustees of the California Science Center – which provides support for exhibits and education programs – and as co-chair for the 21st annual discovery ball, which raised more than $2 million.

Mr. DeSimone earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Bryant College (now known as Bryant University).