Vero Leaves Sears For Party City

Ryan Vero has left Sears Holdings Corp., where he was president, grocery and drug store, to join Party City Holdco as evp/PCHI and president of Party City Retail Group.

Before working at Sears, Vero spent 18 years at OfficeMax, most recently serving as its evp/chief merchandising and marketing officer. Vero will supervise Party City’s North American retail operations, including brick and mortar stores and e-commerce.

In addition, Gregg Melnick, president of PCHI, will take on new leadership responsibilities including formulation, establishment and execution of long-term global strategy in the areas of information technology and global supply and logistics.