At Home new CEO, Brad Weston

At Home bringing on new CEO in June

Brad Weston

DALLAS – At Home’s incoming CEO brings with him 30 years of retail experience, particularly from the specialty retail channel.

The home furnishings superstore announced today that Brad Weston will take the reins as CEO effective June 3. He succeeds Lee Bird, who retired as chairman and CEO at the end of 2023.

Most recently, Weston served as CEO of Party City Holdings Inc., where he led the transformation of Party City from an operations-driven wholesaler to the leading party supply retailer. He joined Party City in July 2019 as president of Party City Holdings Inc. and CEO of Party City Retail Group.

Prior to that, Weston served in leadership roles for Petco, including as president and CEO from 2017-2018 and president and chief merchandising officer from 2015-2017. He served was executive vice president/chief merchandising officer from 2011 to 2015.

At Petco, Weston drove a significant evolution of the business by bringing pet wellness, new store formats and omnichannel capabilities to the retailer.

Prior to joining Petco, Weston served as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Earlier in his career, Weston was senior vice president/general merchandising manager for May Merchandising Co. and senior vice president/general merchandising manager for Robinsons-May.

Weston describes At Home as “a unique and influential brand” with a long runway for growth.

“At Home’s legacy as a disruptive retailer, offering inspirational looks across styles and categories at compelling prices, remains a towering strength of the business,” he said.

The current members of At Home’s Office of the CEO – Jeff Evans, Jerry Murray and Ashley Sheetz – will continue in their roles as president and chief merchandising officer, CFO and chief operating officer, respectively. Erik Ragatz, who has been serving as executive chairman, will move to chairman of the board of directors.

Weston’s customer-centric vision aligns well with At Home’s culture and mission, said Ragatz.

“As we enhance and expand our business, inspiring customers with a disruptive offering of a broad and differentiated selection of home and holiday products for every budget, Brad is the ideal person to drive At Home forward in our next chapter of growth,” he said.

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