At Home Names Francis To Board Of Directors

At Home has appointed former PetSmart CEO Philip Francis as an independent member of its board of directors.

Francis brings 35 years of retail and wholesale experience in management positions to At Home as the home décor retail chain expands. His most recent experience includes 15 years with PetSmart, Inc., where he served in multiple senior leadership positions, including chairman, CEO and president. During his tenure as CEO, Francis helped grow the specialty pet retailer from 460 stores to a 1,200-store chain. Prior to PetSmart, Francis held various executive positions with Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc., including CEO and president.

He currently serves on the board of directors for two other corporations, Supervalu and Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy.

“We are pleased to welcome someone with Phil’s background and expertise to our board,” said Lee Bird, CEO of At Home. “As we continue to extend the reach of the At Home brand and look to execute against the growth opportunities ahead, we look forward to benefiting from his extensive knowledge of the retail landscape and deep leadership experience.”