Petco CEO Announces Retirement, Names Successor

1myers2Petco has announced that its CEO of 12 years, Jim Myers, will be retiring. The company’s President and Chief Merchant Brad Weston will succeed Myers as CEO beginning Feb. 1, 2017.

Since joining Petco in 1990, Myers has been a key leader in the company’s growth from a regional player to a national pet specialty retail chain.

“I am tremendously proud of the entire Petco team and all we’ve accomplished during the last 26 years,” said Myers in a statement. “We’ve assembled one of the strongest leadership teams in the industry and together we’ve built a great brand and a very clear strategy that informs our long-term objectives and priorities.”


As Petco’s President and Chief Merchant, Weston led the company’s business strategy, operations and merchandising activities, marketing and e-Commerce. Prior to joining Petco in 2011, Weston held leadership positions at Dick’s Sporting Goods, May Merchandising Company and Robinsons-May.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the incredible opportunities that lie ahead for Petco and our more than 25,000 Petco Partners across the company,” said Weston, in a statement. “We’ve come a long way over the past 50 years and I look forward to working closely with our partners, vendors and other stakeholders to continue supporting pet parents with the very best in products, services and solutions for better lives together.”

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