Monday, July 2, 2012

Tech Startup Interview: Jeff Hyman of Retrofit

Podcast #11 of 50, this interview with Jeff Hyman. The health industry boasts trillions internationally. In the USA alone, obesity could affect 42% of Americans by 2030. CNBC called obesity, "America's number one problem."

Retrofit aims to reduce obesity and improve health through long-term behavior change. With a 95% success rate and many metrics on their side, Retrofit is a very inspiring company.

More on Jeff

Jeff Hyman, Founder and CEO of Retrofit is a serial entrepreneur with a relentless passion for creating innovative companies & brands. He is driven by the belief that every individual is capable of doing incredible things once given the opportunity and knowledge.

Prior to Retrofit, he was Founder and CEO of three internet-based services companies in the talent management field. Jeff served as SVP Sales & Marketing for Ameritox, a private equity-owned healthcare services company. He was the first VP Marketing of Dyson, now a market-leading consumer products company.

Jeff gives back by advising numerous startups. He holds a BS from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn.

More on Retrofit

From their website: Retrofit strives to make a significant impact on the weight crisis faced by our families, friends, and country. Also check out their recently launched YouTube video.

Their pitch: Buy their service and get an entire team to help you loose weight. From trained psychologists to exercise experts, to a wifi monitor, they help you loose weight and keep it off--forever.  

Jeff Hyman founded Retrofit after he and his wife shared a life changing experience at an exclusive weight loss resort. They were assigned a team of experts who helped them change their mindset, focus on long term results, and reconstruct the way they ate and exercised. Retrofit brings that intense successful experience into your daily life.

We are honored to have some of the nation's leading experts in weight management build the Retrofit program from sound medical research and clinical data, to serve the needs of real people.


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