Colin Watts

Colin Watts

Company: Juvenescence Life

Job title: Chief Executive Officer


Colin Watts serves as CEO of our JuvLife, the consumer nutritional health division of Juvenescence as well as a member of the executive team.   Prior to this, Colin was the CEO of The Vitamin Shoppe for 3 years through mid-2018, having led the $1.3 billion retailer through significant transformation.  Over 25 years, Colin has built a proven track record leading rapid-growth business across CPG, food, healthcare services, retail and wellness both in the United States and globally.


During his tenure at The Vitamin Shoppe, Colin spearheaded a technology and customer-experience driven reinvention of the VSI business.   VSI created a new retail store and online design centered on personalization and “wellness coaching” across a 785 store network as well as online and mobile.


Other notable accomplishments in Colin’s career include leading Global Innovation and serving as President of Healthcare at Weight Watchers, serving as Chief Innovation Officer at Walgreens a $59 billion retailer around stores and pharmacy/retail healthcare services.   Colin spent the first 15 years of his career at Johnson and Johnson working in brand management of its Consumer Healthcare division and eventually helping to build J&J’s dedicated Nutritionals company and launching Splenda worldwide as Global Operating Company President of J&J Nutritionals ($650MM) and then was promoted to lead J&J OTC products as WW President of McNeil Consumer Healthcare ($2.4BN).   He has provided growth leadership of numerous brand franchises in his career including Tylenol, Campbells Soup, LifeSavers, Lactaid and Ortho-Tricyclen.  He has a BA in History from Brown University, an MA in International Relations from University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from Wharton Business School.  Colin lives on Kiawah Island, S. Carolina and has been married for 30 years with 3 wonderful daughters.


Juvenescence is based on a new understanding of the underlying biological causes of aging, creating evidence-based and science-backed therapies. It is focused on increasing how long people live in health by preventing the diseases of aging in the first place. JuvLife, one of several divisions within Juvenescence, is committed to be the trusted source of scientifically proven, branded health supplements and medical foods that help increase human healthspan and overall quality of life. The Juvenescence team includes highly experienced drug developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, and investors with a significant history of success in the pharmaceutical and consumer health sectors.



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