Petco Expands Board of Directors with Appointments of Christy Lake and Gary Briggs

November 29, 2018

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Petco today announced the appointment of Christy Lake, Chief People Officer at Box, and Gary Briggs, former Chief Marketing Officer at Facebook, to the company's Board of Directors.


"We're fortunate to welcome two incredibly accomplished business leaders to our Board," said Petco CEO Ron Coughlin. "Christy and Gary are joining us at an exciting time in Petco's ongoing transformation as a complete and trusted partner for pets and pet parents. Their combined insights and backgrounds complement the skills and experience of our existing board members, and we're confident they will offer invaluable contributions to Petco's continued growth story well into the future."

Lake brings more than 20 years of leadership experience across various industries to her seat on Petco's Board. At Box, a leader in cloud content management, Lake is responsible for overseeing the company's people and places organizations, including company culture, talent strategy, learning and development, employee experience and global real estate. Previously, she led the people and culture organization for Medallia, a customer experience SaaS platform, and held various leadership roles at HP, The Home Depot, Cap Gemini, and Bain & Company. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and currently serves as an advisor with PeopleTech Partners, where she works with founders of early stage Human Resources technology companies.

Briggs, who retired earlier this year after serving as Facebook's CMO for more than five years, also brings a wealth of experience to Petco's Board. Prior to joining Facebook, he served in various leadership roles at Google, where he led overall consumer marketing efforts for the Google brand as well as Chrome, Search, Maps, Motorola Mobility and Previously, he held a number of marketing and general management leadership roles at eBay, PayPal, Pepsi and IBM. Earlier in his career he was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company. He holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also currently serves on the board of directors for Etsy, and is an active advisor to several early stage companies.

Petco operates more than 1,500 retail locations and employs 26,000 partners across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

About Petco and the Petco Foundation  
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer with more than 50 years of service to pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico; complete pet care services and veterinary advice through PetCoach; and The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $200 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.  


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