Bed Bath & Beyond Adds New Merchandise, Finance Leaders

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Stacey Shively
Stacey Shively

Bed Bath & Beyond continued strengthening its leadership team with a pair of new hires, including a new general merchandise manager.

Stacey Shively has been named senior VP and general merchandise manager for its home segment. Reporting to Joe Hartsig, Bed Bath & Beyond executive VP, chief merchandising officer and president of Harmon Stores Inc., Shively will be tasked with accelerating merchandising plans for several key categories at the No. 42 retailer.

Most recently SVP, general merchandise manager for JCPenney's home division, Shively has more than two decades of retail experience in merchandising, product development and inventory management. She spent 17 years at Target, holding roles in merchandising and planning, and also held leadership roles at Bluestem Brands and Dollar Tree.

"As we continue to solidify Bed Bath & Beyond as the destination for home, we are focused on managing our merchandise assortment through a customer-inspired and omni-always lens," said Hartsig said. "Stacey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in retail with exceptional leadership skills delivering positive sales results in fast-paced, transformational environments. She is a powerhouse leader who I know will successfully manage the home business holistically."

John Barresi
John Barresi

The retailer also named John Barresi as SVP of finance, chief accounting officer, a new role for the company. Reporting to VP and CFO Gustavo Arnal, Barresi will lead development and execution of all corporate accounting and financial reporting functions.

He was most recently VP of global business transformation at Tiffany & Co., where he was responsible for the oversight and management of a multi-year effort to replace or upgrade the company's business processes and information systems.

"John is a strong leader with broad business experiences and proven ability to effectively analyze complex financial issues with sound business judgment,” said Arnal. “As we continue to execute against our transformation plan and become a true omni-always retailer, we are pleased to welcome John to our finance leadership team and implement best-in-class corporate accounting practices."

Bed Bath & Beyond also announced a series of senior financial changes, all of whom will report into Arnal. Laura Crossen has been promoted to SVP, treasury, tax and finance transformation. Susie A. Kim is now VP of investor relations, and Lisa Adinolfi is now VP, controls, audit and risk services.  

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