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Biography PhotoBrian Amkraut
Executive Vice President of Real Estate, Strategy, Store Operations and Services
Brian Amkraut
Executive Vice President of Real Estate, Strategy, Store Operations and Services


Brian Amkraut, SVP of Real Estate, Strategy and Initiatives, oversees PetSmart’s real estate and development activities. He is responsible for development and execution of the strategy to drive growth through market identification and development, store design, format change and increasing th... 

Biography PhotoEran Cohen
Executive Vice President, Customer Experience
Eran Cohen
Executive Vice President, Customer Experience


Eran Cohen, EVP of Customer Experience, oversees all aspects of PetSmart’s customer experience and seeks to better engage consumers at every touch point with the company (in-store, online, mobile). He is also refocusing the company’s efforts on digital integration and social interaction to cr... 

Biography PhotoAlan Schnaid
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Alan Schnaid
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Alan Schnaid joined PetSmart in April 2017 as EVP and CFO. Prior to joining PetSmart, he served as chief financial officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. where he was responsible for the global finance, accounting, tax, treasury, planning, risk management and investor relations fu... 

Biography PhotoPhil Vostrejs
Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Supply Chain and IS
Phil Vostrejs
Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Supply Chain and IS


Phil Vostrejs, EVP of Merchandising Planning, Allocation, Distribution and Supply Chain, oversees a new, streamlined planning, allocation and distribution organization that best supports the Company's growth plan.

Prior to PetSmart, Mr. Vostrejs was a divisional senior vice president ... 

Biography PhotoIvy Chin
Divisional Senior Vice President, Digital
Ivy Chin
Divisional Senior Vice President, Digital


Ivy Chin, Divisional SVP of Digital, leads Omni-channel strategy and business for the PetSmart.com site.

Prior to joining PetSmart, Ms. Chin served as the senior vice president of e-commerce for Belk. Under her leadership and guidance, the Belk.com s... 

Biography PhotoPaulette Dodson
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Paulette Dodson
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Paulette Dodson joined PetSmart in 2012 as the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. She has more than 25 years of legal counsel experience including senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Sara Lee Corp. Before Sara Lee, Paulette spent more than 14 years... 

Biography PhotoErick Goldberg
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Erick Goldberg
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Erick Goldberg joined PetSmart in 2001 as manager of services recruiting. In 2004 he was appointed director of talent acquisition and associate relations, and in 2009, he became vice president of field Human Resources. Erick was appointed vice president of Human Resources for the store support gr... 

Biography PhotoMichael Goodwin
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Michael Goodwin
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer


Michael Goodwin joined PetSmart in June 2014 as senior vice president and chief information officer. He has more than 20 years of information technology experience, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief information officer of Technology and Business Enablement at Hallmark. Mich... 

Biography PhotoChris McCurdy
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Chris McCurdy
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain


Chris McCurdy joined PetSmart in November 2006 as vice president of Transportation. He has served in a variety of leadership roles within Supply Chain, most recently as vice president of Replenishment and Vendor Management. In 2014, Chris was named senior vice president of Supply Chain. Prior to ... 

Biography PhotoJim Persinger
Divisional Senior Vice President of Sourcing, Product Development and International Development
Jim Persinger
Divisional Senior Vice President of Sourcing, Product Development and International Development


Jim Persinger, Divisional SVP of Sourcing, Product Development and International Development, oversees the product creation and manufacturing of hardgoods and specialty product.  He leads the product design, development, production management, costing, quality, and product integrity teams, as... 

Biography PhotoMichael Sapp
Divisional Senior Vice President of Buying
Michael Sapp
Divisional Senior Vice President of Buying


Michael Sapp, divisional SVP of Buying, leads the Buying team and oversees the continued implementation of PetSmart’s Buying strategy.

Mr. Sapp joined PetSmart in 2001 as the Senior Buyer of Dog Health and Beauty Aids. He has held several leadership positions during his time at PetSma... 

Biography PhotoGregg Scanlon
Senior Vice President, Store Operations and Services
Gregg Scanlon
Senior Vice President, Store Operations and Services


Gregg Scanlon joined PetSmart in 1994 as a store manager and market coordinator. He has been with PetSmart for more than 20 years and has served in several field leadership roles including district manager and regional vice president. In 2011, Gregg was appointed vice president of Store Operation...