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Mark J. Tritton
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Mark J. Tritton

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Tritton has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry, including most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer at Target Corporation, where he was instrumental in transforming the omni-channel shopping experience. He has end-to-end retail industry experience in merchandising, design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution at some of the world’s leading iconic retailers and brands. In addition to Target, this includes Nordstrom, Inc., Timberland LLC and Nike, Inc. Mr. Tritton currently serves on the board of Nordstrom, Inc.

Mr. Tritton is a native of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Education in English and History from the University of Sydney.
Gustavo Arnal
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Gustavo Arnal

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Mr. Arnal joins the Company from Avon, a leading direct-selling beauty company where he helped lead a successful business turnaround effort. Prior to Avon, Mr. Arnal was CFO, International Divisions and Global Functions at Walgreens Boots Alliance. He is a global leader, with experience leading teams across the US, EMEA, APAC and LATAM, and has previously served in senior positions at Procter & Gamble, including CFO of India, Middle East and Africa, CFO Global Fabric and Home Care, and CFO Global Personal Beauty.

Mr. Arnal holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad Simon Bolivar, and a master’s degree in Finance from the Universidad Metropolitana.
John Hartmann
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John Hartmann

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer; President, buybuy BABY
John joins Bed Bath & Beyond after seven years as President and Chief Executive Officer of True Value Company, one of the world’s largest hardware wholesalers. He has previous retail experience as Chief Executive Officer of Mitre10, a leading home improvement company and roles in technology, strategy and M&A at The Home Depot. Outside of retail, Hartmann held senior positions at HD Supply, Cardinal Health and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. John currently serves as a Regional Trustee for the Boys & Girls Club of America, a national organization of local chapters focused on building great futures for young people.

John holds a bachelor’s degree from The Rochester Institute of Technology, and juris doctorate from Syracuse University’s College of Law.
Cindy Davis
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Cindy Davis

Executive Vice President, Chief Brand Officer; President, Decorist
Cindy is a seasoned marketing executive who joins Bed Bath & Beyond from L Brands, where she most recently served as EVP and Chief Digital Marketing Officer, responsible for innovating marketing solutions to drive growth across brands and geographies, accelerating digital capabilities company-wide and building loyal customer relationships. Previously she was EVP, Consumer Experience, at Disney/ABC Television, prior to which she held strategic leadership positions at other leading retail and leisure brands, including Walmart, Inc., Sam's Club, Yum! Brands, Starwood Hotels and Hilton Hotels.

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The College of William & Mary and a master’s in international business management from The Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Joe Hartsig
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Joe Hartsig

Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer; President, Harmon Stores, Inc.
Mr. Hartsig has more than 30 years of experience in consumer brand development and retail merchandising, including most recently as Senior Vice President & Chief Merchandising Officer at Walgreens, where he managed the front of store Retail Products division and drove transformational change. He was responsible for a team of over 500 merchandising, planning and field team employees across a variety of categories, in addition to leading the owned brand organization and e-commerce and digital merchandising strategies to advance the company’s omni-channel capabilities. He has previously been a senior leader at some of the world’s largest and best-known consumer brands, including Walmart, Motorola and SC Johnson. Joe currently serves on the board of directors for both Acosta, Inc., a leading national sales and marketing agency, as well as Boys Hope Girls Hope, a non-profit organization helping provide educate and housing to under-privileged students.

Mr. Hartsig holds a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Rafeh Masood
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Rafeh Masood

Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer
Mr. Masood joins the Company from BJ's Wholesale Club, where he was responsible for driving end-to-end digital strategy and vision for the company's e-commerce and omni-channel efforts. Prior to BJ's, he was Vice President, Customer Innovation Technology at Dick's Sporting Goods, and Vice President, Integrated Retail Solutions and Technology at Sears Holdings. RIS magazine named Masood as one of the "Top 10 Movers and Shakers" in retail in 2017 and a "Pacesetter" in retail technology in 2012.

Mr. Masood received his undergraduate degree in Information Systems and MBA from DePaul University.