Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has appointed Mark J. Tritton as president and chief executive officer and as a member of its board of directors, effective November 4, 2019. He succeeds Mary A. Winston, interim CEO.
Tritton has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry, including most recently as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Target Corporation, where he was instrumental in transforming the omnichannel shopping experience. He has end-to-end retail industry experience in merchandising, design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution at some of the world’s leading iconic retailers and brands. In addition to Target, this includes Nordstrom, Inc., Timberland LLC and Nike, Inc.
“We are thrilled to announce a president and CEO with one of the most impressive resumes in the business,” says Patrick R. Gaston, Bed Bath & Beyond’s chairman of the board. “Mark’s ability to redefine the retail experience and drive growth at some of the world’s most successful retailers and brands makes him uniquely equipped to lead Bed Bath & Beyond during this critical time in our evolution. As an integral contributor to Target’s impressive transformation, we will benefit from his vision, leadership and creativity to successfully transform our business.”
Winston has served as interim CEO since May 12, 2019, during the search for a permanent successor. She will continue to serve on the board of directors and will work closely with Tritton and Gaston to facilitate an orderly and efficient transition.
SOURCE: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.