At Home Group Taps Veteran Retail Leader Brad Weston as CEO to Drive Next Chapter of Growth

Brad Weston brings more than three decades of experience in retail, having led strategic expansion plans at some of the retail sector’s most recognizable brands, including Party City, Petco, and Dick's Sporting Goods.

Veteran retail executive Brad Weston has been appointed CEO of Dallas-based At Home Group, effective June 3.

Weston brings more than three decades of experience in retail, having led strategic expansion plans at some of the sector’s most recognizable brands.

“We’re excited to welcome Brad, a proven leader with a distinguished track record of transforming and scaling world-class retail companies,” Erik Ragatz, executive chairman of At Home, said in a statement. “Brad’s customer-centric vision and purpose-led leadership approach align perfectly with At Home’s culture and mission to enable everyone to make their house a home. As we enhance and expand our business, inspiring customers with a disruptive offering of a broad and differentiated selection of home and holiday products for every budget, Brad is the ideal person to drive At Home forward in our next chapter of growth.”

Led transformation of Party City and served in leadership at Petco

Most recently, as CEO of Party City Holdings, Weston led the transformation of Party City from an operations-driven wholesaler to the leading party supply retailer, improving customer satisfaction and store productivity despite pandemic challenges. Weston joined Party City in July 2019 as president of Party City Holdings Inc. and CEO of Party City Retail Group.

Weston previously served in leadership roles for Petco, including as president and CEO from 2017-2018 and president and chief merchandising officer from 2015-2017 and EVP and chief merchandising officer from 2011-2015. At Petco, Weston drove a significant evolution of the business. By bringing pet wellness, new store formats, and omnichannel capabilities to Petco, Weston propelled the business to scale significantly during his tenure.

“It’s an honor and privilege to join At Home, a unique and influential brand with a long runway for growth,” Weston said in a statement. “At Home’s legacy as a disruptive retailer, offering inspirational looks across styles and categories at compelling prices, remains a towering strength of the business. I look forward to working with the At Home team to build on the Company’s impressive foundation and unlock its tremendous potential in the home goods industry.”

Before joining Petco, Weston served as SVP and chief merchandising officer for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Earlier, Weston was SVP, general merchandise manager for May Merchandising Co. and senior vice president, general merchandise manager for Robinsons-May.

Weston serves on the board of directors of Boot Barn Holdings Inc. and Vera Bradley Inc.

The current members of At Home’s Office of the CEO—Jeff Evans, Jerry Murray and Ashley Sheetz—will continue in their roles as president and chief merchandising officer; chief financial officer; and chief operating officer, respectively. Ragatz, who has been serving as executive chairman, will move to chairman of the board of directors.

At Home offers up to 45,000 on-trend home products to fit every room, style, season, and budget. At Home currently operates 266 stores in 40 states.

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