Louis Vitiello Jr.

President, Simple Steps Weight Loss


Louis' Biography

Louis Vitiello, Jr. is the President of Simple Steps Weight Loss, Author, National Speaker, and a Board Certified Health Coach who's lost over 200 pounds.

He has had the privilege to be trained by world leading health and wellness experts such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Mark Hyman, and Geneen Roth at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Louis has been featured on prominent local and national media outlets and is a regular contributor on several national health and wellness blogs.

He is also the Co-Founder and Principal of Business and Beers, President of VeganCarolina.com, Event Organizer of Triangle Vegan Social Club, Co-host of the Vegan vs Carnivore, and was previously a Consultant Director for Business Networking International and Chairman of the Board for E3Project.


Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2013 - Current


Business and Beers

2013 - Current


Simple Steps Weight Loss

2004 - 2014

Sr. Systems Engineer


2000 - 2007



2002 - 2004

General Manager

Sun Oil Company


Business and Beers

To facilitate an appropriate venue for others to builds relationships and referral sources. Works
with other organizers to assist in successful chapter launches of Business and Beers. Develop and enforce organization bylaws, perform wide-spread marketing campaigns, and promote through continuous awareness through grassroots campaigns.


Simple Steps Weight Loss

Our mission is to empower individuals to create long-lasting change through real food, lifestyle, and balance by creating harmony with one’s relationships, career, spirituality, activity, and the foods they choose to eat.

Sr. Systems Engineer


Responsible for supporting equipment in a Microsoft Windows environment,
from design through implementation and support. Performed a wide variety
of installation, configuration and upgrading of workstations, servers and related hardware and
software in a LAN, WAN and stand-alone environment. Provided
investigation, diagnostic testing and repair/resolution of system, hardware, software and



Marketed and maintained relations with various vendors across the world including companies such as ATI, Chenbro, FSP Group, D-Link, and Crucial. Assisted in the design, development, and execution of the GXL Lan events. Worked toward global recognition of the GXL Lan Events including interviews with Accelenation, Planet Quake, XGameServers, & Tom's Hardware.

General Manager

Sun Oil Company

Managed two high level C-Stores.


See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

2013 - 2014 Taught over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods. My professors were some of the world’s top health and wellness experts, such as; Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Katz, Dr. Walter Willet, Geneen Roth, and many other leading researchers and nutritional authorities. The school focuses on ‘bio-individuality’, which means that we are all unique and one diet or lifestyle doesn’t fit all.

Dale Carnegie

Selling Skills and Sales Operations

2012 - 2012 None


Information Technology

2010 - 2010 None

New Horizons

Information Technology

2009 - 2009 None

The Training Camp

Information Technology

2002 - 2002 None

Cumberland County

Network Management

2000 - 2001 None


College Prep

1996 - 2000 While a student, worked with the computer department to help develop relevant classwork for course study.


A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Weight Loss Coaching

Public Speaking

Team Building

Holistic Health

Weight Management

Wellness Coaching

Healthy Lifestyles



Customer Service


Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Dhawn Hansen

Business Productivity Consultant, Evernote Business Certified Consultant

I want to thank Louis Vitiello Jr for delivering an informative and motivating presentation on Achieving Life Balance to the Small Business Response of Apex. Louis is an engaging and enthusiastic presenter that I would highly recommend bringing to your audience. Additionally he is a very effective health coach and his style of teaching his clients to eat real food, live real life and get real results is a breakthrough for those I have referred to him.

Nevin Williams -mortgages in NC,CA & VA

Branch Manager at Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company NMLS 1788 Nevin NMLS 69651 Working with Luxury Home Buyers

I have been meeting with Louis since 2012. His dedication and tenacity sets him apart from not only other health coaches but doctors as well. He focuses on the issues, offers solutions and supports the changes that need to be made for a active and healthy life style.

Louis lost over 200 pounds, is an author and a National Speaker. Experience is the best teacher and second to that is Louis skills as a coach and mentor.

Victoria Hartley

Marketing Coordinator at Patheon

Louis is a friendly, dedicated and knowledgeable guy who knows how to organize some really great events! I've attended a handful of these events including Business to Beers, BNI and a health seminar held at Whole Foods. Everything was fun, well run, and I met a handful of new people. These events are a perfect way of connecting whether you are new to the area or just looking to meet new people.

Louis is also such an excellent resource for a healthy lifestyle. His health seminars and newsletters provide easy and manageable steps to making small changes that have a huge impact

Sterling Fulton, MHA

Master Life Strategist and Founder of Your Space to Thrive and Women Asking

Louis Vitiello of Simple Steps offers wonderful and easy to follow health programs that support living a clean way of life. I started with the 11 day detox and loved it. It was simple to follow, the recipes were easy to make and extremely yummy and I was rarely hungry. My experience of Simple Steps is that it is just that: Simple – Steps – to a better way of life. Louis is not only very responsive to my questions, he has proven to be a supportive and motivating coach. I highly recommend Louis and Simple Steps.

Matthew Arthur, D.C.


Louis is a proactive and tireless contributor who has made great strides in building Business and Beers from the ground up. As one of the co-founders he has been the face/voice for Business and Beers in Cary. His countless efforts and continued presence has made the organization what it is today. As Business and Beers continues to grow I look forward to seeing the impact Louis has on the organization, as his aspirations and accomplishments are impressive thus far!

Robert J. Keltos, Esquire

Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney

I first met with Louis with the intention of networking and learning more about his business. I not only found out that Louis is extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the work he does, but I realized first hand how dedicated Louis is to helping anyone with any IT question or issue, no matter how big or small. Louis took the time to answer my questions, he offered helpful suggestions, and he provided me with some great feedback which has helped me to run my business more efficiently.

Ray Bohanna

Sr Systems Engineer at Corporate Technologies LLC

Louis is a detailed oriented individual. He is highly knowlegeable in his profession as a IT Consultant. With his many years of experience in his field you can be assured that the job will be done right the first time.

Barry Draycott

President at Tech Terra Environmental

It did not take me long to realize that Lou is not your average IT guy. I found him to be focused, intuitive and concerned with doing the right thing. We look forward to working with Lou.

Brian Bohanna

Technology Manager

I have had the pleasure of working with Lou on many of the events held by the GXL LAN organization. He is an extremely flexible, hard working, creative individual that was essential in the launch and success of the GXL. I have also worked with Lou professionally on several IT projects where he displayed strong talent and thoroughness in his work.

I would recommend Lou to any organization as a solid team player whose work ethic is second to none and work quality some of the best I've ever witnessed.

Lori J. Gray

Corporate Training & Performance Consultant with Dale Carnegie Training

Louis is a very hard working, detail-oriented, focused and professional leader. He is very dedicated to doing the best for his customers and strives to exceed his customer’s expectations at all times. It's been a pleasure working with Louis.

Russ Timberman


Louis has always been an above team player to get things done.
No matter what the issue or problem he is responsive and wants to get the job done.
Hope to work together again.

Lenny Katz

President at Katz/Pierz

Like many we run our firm on IT infastructure, Lou keeps things running in a cost-effective manner. While his day-to-day attentiveness and response time is exceptional, his real value to us is the knowldege base he brings, his problem solving skills and his ability to help us prepare for future needs and plan ahead. I would recommend Lou to anyone in need of IT support.

Toby Cherasaro

Lead Technical Architect at ePlus inc.

Lou remains on the leading edge of technology from an implementation and professional development perspective. Resourceful in devising creative and innovative approaches for any project. Extremely talented and fantastic interpersonal skills second to none. An asset to any team and a pleasure to work with.

Nevin Williams -mortgages in NC,CA & VA

Branch Manager at Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company NMLS 1788 Nevin NMLS 69651 Working with Luxury Home Buyers

Louis Vitello leads by example. As a health coach he battled poor health and lost over 200 lbs. Today he teaches others how to be healthy using moderate and simple techniques to enhance their lives. His enthusiasm and knowledge inspire others which is what people need to make a decision to be healthier. I recommend Louis as a health coach, leader and friend. Regardless of the role he plays in your life it will be very rewarding.

Wendi Lyons

Professional Volunteer

Louis and Acklink are 2 IT gems! He is an expert in the field of IT - anything he might not know, he will quickly track down! He handles any issues in a timely fashion is always willing to go above and beyond. He is both personable and reliable. I wholeheartedly endorse Louis Vitiello, Jr.

Ray Spadaro

Owner, David Perry Associates

Lou has always done his best in getting my firm up and running whenever we have had a software or hardware problem.

Eric Jordal

Owner, Jordal Insurance Agency Inc.

Louis is very professional and knowledgeable IT Expert. He has helped to create a tailor made work flow in my office for me and my staff. Louis has a peronable likeability and is EXTREMELY trustworthy as sometimes the IT field works extended hours will often have access to very senstitive material. I give Lou 2 Thumbs up !!

Robert Healey Jr.

Executive Co-Chairman at the Viking Group

Anthony Balboni

Everything Real Estate

Louis has been able to recognize changes in our company an suggest reasonable modifications to our IT needs which helped up maintain our computer networks within our budget. I would recommend Louis to anyone who is looking for an IT person who can also think out of the box for creative solutions to difficult problems.

Aaron Nelson

SVP & Registered Investment Advisor | Greater Philadelphia Area Wealth Management Services

Lou is great to work with...he and his firm have been to great work with!

Stuart Katinsky

IT Infrastructure Analyst - Network & Data Center at Maiden Global Servicing Company, LLC

Louis is very personable, extremely proficient IT consultant. His troubleshooting skills are excellent. He is able to take control of a situation, manage it effectively, and see it through to completion in a timely manner. Lou's in-depth knowledge of Microsoft products including Exchange, XP & Windows 7 was critical to the continued success of the company. On several occasions he was able to diagnose the issues and determine not just the quickest but the best resolution possible.

Steven Garwood

Project Manager at Alberto & Associates

Martin O'Toole

Director Information Services at The Lackner Group, Inc.

As a software vendor, I work with hundreds of IT professionals. In short order I can tell which ones display a sense of knowledge and professionalism and Louis ranks in my top tier for both. For any law firms considering to contract with his company, I believe he will competently serve your needs.

Luis Perez, PSP

Managing Consultant at Barba Consulting, Inc.

Louis is an excellent IT Consultant that explains his recommendations according to your own IT knowledge. He also consider various alternatives when tackling an IT project and assits you in making the selection that best suits your company and situation.

Joseph Lake

Owner at Virtual Jersey Shore

Louis is a detail oriented manager who has his finger on the pulse of the business at all times. He watches the P/L like a hawk. Louis is personable and outgoing with a democratic management style. He is a pleasure to work alongside. He is the first to volunteer to stay late or come in during his scheduled off time. Louis is a fast and eager learner. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him in the future.

Frank Stackhouse

IT Consultant at ACKlink

Louis is very detail oriented, and helps customers plan their IT budgets and solutions for the long term instead of looking for the quick fix. He has extraordinary knowledge of both the IT field and account management, and is able to leverage the skills of both fields into informed recommendations for customers and a steady repeat client base.

Ricardo Muniz

IT Support Specialist at Advanced Technology Solutions, Inc.

Louis is a dedicated worker,manages to make the customers feel like they are Acklink's best and only customer while helping Acklink grow with word of mouth recommendations. Always motivated to grow professionally yet constantly looking out for Acklink's bottom line.


Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area


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