SOURCE: Retrofit


May 31, 2016 15:50 ET

Retrofit CEO Mary Pigatti Named DigBenefits Technology Innovator

Award Recognizes Visionaries in Technology Innovation

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention solutions, today announced its CEO Mary Pigatti was named a DigBenefits Technology Innovator by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine.

The DigBenefits Technology Innovator Awards recognize 50 visionaries who are driving technology innovation, overcoming organizational and technology barriers, deploying leading-edge technology and shaping benefit technology regulation and policy. The awards were open to benefit plan sponsors, benefit technology company executives, benefit advisers, brokers and consultants and others on the leading-edge of technology development, adoption and deployment.

To select the winners, the editors asked readers for nominations, consulted with industry experts and called on their own industry knowledge. They selected individuals who are making breakthroughs in digital benefits platforms, health insurance alternatives, private exchanges, retirement and robo-advising, financial wellness tools, digital health and wellness tools, advances in digital employee engagement platforms, and benefits and workplace analytics.

"I am honored to be recognized as a leader in digital benefits technology innovation," Pigatti said. "Innovation is a top priority for Retrofit. I am always challenging our employees to truly understand our clients and think about the changing role technology plays in their lives. We are intentional about looking outside our organization to identify the next consumer insights and innovations that will revolutionize our business. This helps us deliver the culturally relevant ideas that transform lives and workplaces."

Pigatti has more than 25 years of experience in helping grow early-stage health and technology companies into organizations with the highest levels of innovation, customer loyalty and business growth. She joined Retrofit in November 2011. Her first view of the company was not at the helm where she stands today, but as an undercover future boss looking to test out the company's weight-loss program.

"I fell in love with the people and the purpose of the company to transform lives and workplaces," Pigatti said. "I also was drawn to the personalized approach and proven outcomes with lasting results, which set Retrofit apart from the rest of the weight-management industry."

Pigatti was brought on to pivot the company from a business-to-consumer to a business-to-business organization to bring the company's weight-management and disease-prevention solutions to the masses.

Retrofit uses a data-driven, high-tech, high-touch approach to encourage healthy behaviors and lasting weight-loss results. Clients are given the personalized attention of a live coach, a smart app and dashboard for tracking and notifications, expert-led interactive classes, social support from an online community and a variety of self-monitoring technologies.

About Retrofit

Retrofit offers weight-management and disease-prevention solutions that help tackle obesity and related conditions to deliver proven outcomes and lasting results. Eighty-eight percent of Retrofit participants lose weight and 81 percent keep it off 12 months later. Retrofit clients also are two times happier than those on other weight-loss programs, according to a recent customer satisfaction survey. Retrofit contributes its success to five key factors: 1) a scientifically based program design; 2) highly credentialed experts who drive a personalized experience and true engagement; 3) a data-driven, high-tech/ high-touch approach; 4) the adaptability of the program to integrate or run discreetly within broader wellness ecosystems, and 5) "happiness delivered" with proven outcomes that transform lives.

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