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Prior to At Home, Brad Weston served as the CEO at both Party City and Petco.

At Home Group Inc. selected Brad Weston, a seasoned retail executive, to become the home furnishings chain’s new CEO. He will bring more than three decades of experience to the role, including multiple CEO and board positions.

Weston is scheduled to take over as chief executive on June 3. He follows Lee Bird, who retired as At Home’s CEO in December.

At Home’s selection of Brad Weston as CEO

Brad Weston, incoming CEO of At Home

Brad Weston, incoming CEO of At Home | Source: At Home

“We are excited to welcome Brad, a proven leader with a distinguished track record of transforming and scaling world-class retail companies,” said Erik Ragatz, executive chairman of At Home. “Brad’s customer-centric vision and purpose-led leadership approach align perfectly with At Home’s culture and mission to enable everyone to make their house a home.”

Ragatz will transition from his current role as executive chairman to chairman of At Home’s board of directors as West arrives. Meanwhile, Weston will join an executive team that otherwise consists of Jeff Evans, its president and chief merchandising officer; Jerry Murray, chief financial officer; and Ashley Sheetz, chief operating officer. They are all expected to stay on, At Home announced.

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“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,” Ragatz stated.

Brad Weston’s retail career before joining At Home

Prior to accepting the chief executive position at At Home, Weston served as CEO of Party City Holdings, where he was also a board member. He started there in July 2019 as president of Party City Holdings Inc. and CEO of Party City Retail Group. He stayed on, leading the company through the COVID-19 pandemic until 2023 when Party City filed for bankruptcy and closed many underperforming stores.

Party City Holdings is No. 311 in the Top 1000. The Top 1000 database is Digital Commerce 360’s ranking of the largest North American online retailers by web sales. Digital Commerce 360 categorizes Newegg as a Specialty retailer.

Weston held the president and CEO titles at Petco, having also served as the pet supply retailer’s chief merchandising officer. At Home noted Weston’s attention to pet wellness, new store formats and omnichannel capabilities during his time there, helping Petco to scale.

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In addition, Weston previously worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer. Earlier in his career, he held other roles at May Merchandising Company and Robinsons-May. He still serves on boards for Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. and Vera Bradley, Inc.

“It’s an honor and privilege to join At Home, a unique and influential brand with a long runway for growth,” said Weston. “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.”

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