Bed Bath & Beyond Reinforces Executive Team

Bed Bath & Beyond has made four new strategic appointments to the company’s leadership team, each of whom will report directly to president and CEO Mark Tritton.

This includes the appointment of Gustavo Arnal as evp/chief financial officer (CFO) and treasurer, effective May 4, 2020. Arnal joins the company following his previous role as group CFO of Avon, prior to which he held senior positions at Walgreens Boots Alliance and Procter & Gamble. Bed Bath & Beyond’s current CFO and treasurer Robyn D’Elia is departing the company.

Rafeh Masood joins the company as evp/chief digital officer, effective May 11, 2020. Masood was most recently svp/chief digital officer at BJ’s Wholesale Club, following earlier strategic positions at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Sears Holdings.

Gregg Melnick will assume the role of evp/chief stores officer, effective May 11, 2020, from his current role as the company’s interim chief digital officer.  Melnick joined Bed Bath & Beyond in 2018 as chief operations officer, digital.  Previously, Melnick was president, Party City Holdings.

Arlene Hong joins the company as evp/chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective May 18, 2020.  Hong was formerly chief legal officer, svp/corporate secretary, Full Beauty Brands, prior to which she held a number of senior legal positions at J.Crew and Amazon.

Tritton said, “We remain committed to rebuilding our business and strengthening our ability to serve our loyal customers, while we respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19.  In addition to the appointments of Joe Hartsig as chief merchandising officer, and John Hartmann as chief operating officer, we are continuing to bring in experienced, passionate leaders of change into our business, with strong expertise in business transformation and omnichannel retail.  This is a world-class team that will accelerate and drive our transformation. As our CFO, Gustavo’s industry knowledge and experience leading financial change in some of the world’s largest and best-known retail and consumer products businesses will help drive the next phase of our growth strategy and establish a more efficient foundation to create shareholder value.”