Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. an American chain of domestic merchandise retail stores operating in Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico has settled on Mary Winston as its interim Chief Executive.
Founded in 1971, Bed Bath & Beyond – part of the S&P 500 and Global 1200 Indices – is hopeful Ms. Winston will lead them to chalk more successes.
Ms. Winston has proven her mettle with her track record and as a member of the Board of Directors of Bed Bath & Beyond.
As a seasoned executive with extensive expertise in governance across a wide range of industries, Ms. Winston has served for many years on large boards of public companies and audit committees with a background in finance and accounting as well as M&A experience, corporate strategy, corporate governance/compliance, cost restructuring programs and investment. She began her career at Arthur Andersen & Co as a CPA and auditor.
In the past, she worked as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Family Dollar Stores Inc. and served in leading positions at Giant Eagle Inc., Scholastic Corporation, Visteon Corporation and Pfizer Inc., Pharm.
Ms. Winston is also a fellow governance board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
She holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA in Finance, Marketing and International Business from the Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School and a CPA, as well as a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Ms. Winston will be assisted by Andrea Weiss.
Ms. Winston noted, “This is an important time for Bed Bath & Beyond and we are committed to being the leading omnichannel retailer of choice for the home and heart-felt life events. Together with the Board, including the members of the Business Transformation and Strategy Review Committee, the leadership team and our more than 60,000 associates, I look forward to building an even stronger future for Bed Bath & Beyond. As we continue to review our business initiatives, we will be focused on driving continued margin improvement, enhancing the in-store and online experience, and accelerating our transformation to the benefit of our shareholders, customers and other stakeholders.”