SAN DIEGO — Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. has added three new board members to support the pet retailer’s integrated, digital-driven brand strategy.
Sabrina Simmons, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gap Inc., Mike Mohan, president and chief executive officer of Best Buy, and Mary Sullivan, senior managing director and chief talent officer at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), will all join Petco’s board of directors.
Petco noted that all three board additions bring valuable experience, gender and ethnic diversity, and complementary skills to advance the company’s connections and plans. They are also expected to enhance the board’s existing digital leaders, which include Gary Briggs, former chief marketing officer for Facebook and current chairman of Hawkfish, Google and eBay, and Christy Lake, chief people officer at Twilio.
"We are thrilled to welcome Sabrina, Mike and Mary to our Board and the Petco family," said Ron Coughlin, chairman and chief executive officer of Petco. "They bring best-in-class experience across retail transformation, finance and human capital management that not only complements our existing board members but will also accelerate execution of our unique position as a true end to end omnichannel health and wellness ecosystem for pets. They also further our goal of having one of the most diverse boards in America."
Simmons brings more than 15 years of experience in financial leadership roles, as well as previous board experience, to her new position with Petco. At Gap Inc., she oversaw global finance organization including planning and analysis, treasury, risk management, tax and investor relations. Simmons also currently sits on the board of Williams-Sonoma Inc., e.l.f. Beauty Inc. and Columbia Sportswear Co.
Mohan offers retail and e-commerce experience in brick-and-mortar and omnichannel retail to the board. As a current Best Buy leader, he manages the company’s domestic and international business and leads services, customer experience, category management, merchandising, marketing and supply chain operations. He has held several roles since joining Best Buy in 2004, during which time he helped launch thousands of “store-within-a-store” locations with technology vendors, as well as the expansion of some of Best Buy’s own brands and private label brands.
Sullivan offers human resources and talent management skills, particularly in the retail and hospitality sectors. With CPP Investments, she manages talent acquisition, organizational development, compensation and benefits, international mobility, facilities and officer services, including diversity and inclusion efforts.
Simmons will serve as director of Petco’s Audit Committee, Mohan will join her to serve on the Audit Committee, and Sullivan will serve on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
These new additions take Petco’s board of directors to 11 members, including four independent directors. Other board members include:
- Ron Coughlin
- Maximilian Biagosch, managing director and global head of portfolio value creation, CPP Investments
- Cameron Breitner, managing partner at CVC Capital Partners and head of CVC's San Francisco office
- Nishad Chande, senior managing director, head of consumer (US) and co-head of business services at CVC Capital Partners
- Jennifer Pereira, senior principal at CPP Investments
- Christopher J. Stadler, managing partner at CVC Capital Partners
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