Petco Announces Addition of Retail Transformation, Finance and Human Capital Management Expertise as well as Further Diversity to Its Board of Directors
These additions supplement digital savvy pre-existing board members
"We are thrilled to welcome Sabrina, Mike and Mary to our Board and the Petco family," said
Simmons' more than 15 years of experience in senior finance leadership roles including CFO and
Mohan is an accomplished retail and ecommerce executive, bringing crucial and highly relevant experience in transforming a brick and mortar retailer to a thriving omnichannel provider of unique merchandise and services. As Best Buy's President and COO, he is responsible for the operations of the company's
Sullivan is a proven leader in human resources and talent management, with extensive experience in industries such as retail and hospitality, as well as institutional investment. As Senior Managing Director &
The new directors build on the previous additions of former Facebook CMO
Currently serving as Chairman of data and technology firm Hawkfish, Briggs brings strong ecommerce and digital expertise to the Board. Between 2013 and 2018, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Facebook and previously held various leadership roles at Google. He also has significant experience working in marketing and branding at leading technology and ecommerce companies, including eBay, PayPal, PepsiCo, and IBM. He brings his management experience to Petco's
Lake has built leading and cutting-edge human resources technology and functions, and brings that experience to the Petco Board. She serves as the Chief People Officer of Twilio, a cloud communications company, and in addition to her time at Box, Inc., she previously held senior HR roles at Medallia, HP, and The Home Depot.
In addition to the aforementioned members, Petco's board of directors includes:
Ronald Coughlin, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Petco, Coughlin served as President of HP Inc.'s Personal Systems segment. Previously, he served in various leadership roles at HP and spent 13 years at PepsiCo in a range of senior executive roles, including Chief Marketing Officer. Maximilian Biagosch, Managing Director and Global Head of Portfolio Value Creation at CPP Investments. Cameron Breitner, Managing Partner at CVC Capital Partnersand head of CVC's San Franciscooffice with shared responsibility for overseeing CVC's U.S.Private Equity activities. Nishad Chande, Senior Managing Director, U.S.Head of Consumer and Co-Head of Business Services at CVC Capital Partners. Jennifer Pereira, Senior Principal at CPP Investments, leading consumer and retail private equity efforts in North America. Christopher J. Stadler, Managing Partner at CVC Capital Partners. He serves on the board of the CVC advisory business and is the Co-Chairman of the Europe/North America Private Equity Board.
In total, with today's announcement, Petco's board of directors has grown to 11 members including four independent directors.
For more information about the Board of Directors, visit corporate.petco.com/directors.
Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and our own Petco partners. Since our founding in 1965, we've been trailblazing new standards in pet care, delivering comprehensive wellness solutions through our products and services, and creating communities that deepen the pet-pet parent bond. We operate more than 1,500 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including a growing network of more than 100 in-store veterinary hospitals, and offer a complete online resource for pet health and wellness at petco.com and on the Petco app. In tandem with
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