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Data Analysis and Information Systems: Critical Aspects to 1-800 CONTACTS' Retail Business Success


Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 11:00am


Brian Bethers of 1-800-Contacts


Brian Bethers is President of 1-800 CONTACTS, one of the world’s leading retailers of contact lenses, headquartered in Draper, Utah.  He recently led the company’s successful move from a NASDAQ listing as a public company to a private company owned by Fenway Partners.  Brian joined 1-800 CONTACTS in July 2003 from TAC Worldwide, a privately held technology staffing company in Dedham, Massachusetts where he served as Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to TAC Worldwide, Mr. Bethers was Chief Financial Officer of, where he led the company’s financial expansion and SEC registration for an IPO prior to the company’s sale to Ariba Corporation in 2000.  Prior to this, Mr. Bethers was Chief Financial Officer of Host Marriott Services.  He led the company’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 1995 and sale in 1999.  Mr. Bethers previously spent ten years at Marriott Corporation in various finance and development positions.  He received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and MBA from Brigham Young University.