Jim is Petco’s chief leader, responsible for strategy, direction and overall company performance. He also serves on Petco’s Board of Directors.
Since joining the company in 1990, Jim has been a key leader in guiding and growing Petco from a regional player into a leading national pet specialty retail chain.
Jim’s first assignment at Petco was Vice President and Controller. He progressed through several leadership roles in Finance, and was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in 1998.
He was elected to the company’s Board of Directors in 2000, promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2004 and was named Chairman in 2015.
Before joining Petco, Jim held a number of positions, including Senior Audit Manager, at the accounting firm KPMG. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from John Carroll University in Ohio.
He serves on the boards of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, John Carroll University and Jack in the Box Inc., a publicly traded restaurant company (NASDAQ: JACK) based in San Diego.