Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Lynda Markoe as evp/chief people and culture officer. Markoe has extensive industry experience from over 30 years at major retailers and will join Bed Bath & Beyond in September 2020.
She will report to Mark Tritton, Bed Bath & Beyond’s president and CEO, and will be responsible for the company’s people growth pillar, which is focused on creating a talent engine and culture that attracts, retains and develops diverse and high-performing teams.
Since 2003, Markoe has held various leadership roles at J.Crew Group, Inc., including chief administrative officer and global head of human resources. Prior to that, Markoe was a human resources leader at Gap Inc. from 1988 until 2003.
Markoe succeeds Bill Gilooly, who will work closely with her to ensure a smooth transition before departing the company.
Tritton said, “We are excited to welcome Lynda to our leadership team. She brings a wealth of experience from some of the world’s leading retailers, delivering strategic results through talent management and cultural change. As we rebuild our authority in the home and develop our omni-always future, Lynda’s experience and dynamic leadership will help connect our purpose, strategy and culture to accelerate the people powered transformation of our business.”