DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At Home, The Home & Holiday Superstore, today announced that Lewis L. (Lee) Bird III, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, will retire effective December 31, 2023 after 11 years leading the company. The Board has initiated a search to identify the company’s next CEO.
At Home has formed an Office of the CEO to assume the responsibility for leading the business. The Office of the CEO includes Jeff Evans, President and Chief Merchandising Officer; Jerry Murray, Chief Financial Officer; and Ashley Sheetz, Chief Operating Officer. Erik Ragatz, At Home’s Lead Director, will serve as Executive Chairman.
Bird joined the company as CEO in December 2012 after leadership roles at top companies including Nike and Old Navy. Under Bird’s leadership over the past decade, At Home has evolved to provide consumers with the largest assortment of home and holiday décor products at the best value. Bird oversaw At Home’s expansion from 58 stores and $364 million of revenue to 268 stores and nearly $2 billion in revenue today. He also led the rebranding of the company as At Home in 2014 and helped launch the company’s omnichannel offering. In addition, Bird steered At Home through the COVID-19 pandemic and spearheaded the development of the company’s loyalty program in 2017, which has grown to over 15 million members.
“On behalf of the company, I want to thank Lee for his tremendous leadership of At Home over the last decade,” said Ragatz. “Lee helped build At Home into one of the great retailers across industries. Today, At Home is the go-to destination for home décor and holiday shoppers across the country. As a leader and mentor, Lee has had a profound impact on At Home’s thousands of employees and will remain an important member of the At Home family for years to come.”
“Helping At Home become one of the nation’s top home décor retailers is one of the great honors of my career,” said Bird. “I want to sincerely thank everyone throughout the company who has contributed to At Home’s many achievements. Together, we have created a valuable, differentiated business with even more room for growth, and I’m confident in this team’s ability to continue to build on At Home’s track record of success.”
About At Home:
At Home, The Home & Holiday Superstore, offers up to 45,000 on-trend home products to fit every room, style, season and budget. From furniture, mirrors, rugs, art and housewares to tabletop, patio and seasonal décor, At Home offers décor for all, and always for less. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, At Home currently operates 268 stores in 40 states. For more information, please visit us online at athome.com.