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Petco Adds New Leadership to Accelerate Growth Plans


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San Diego-based Petco added Jodi Watson as its senior vice president, Petco Direct, and Spencer Insolia as vice president, Petco and president, Doctors Foster & Smith. The company also named John Carcasi as its senior vice president, Supply Chain & Merchandise Planning, expanding his previous role to encompass all supply chain and inventory related activity across the company.

"We’re pleased to welcome two experienced and accomplished leaders to the Petco team," said Jim Myers, Petco CEO. "We're also proud to promote John Carcasi to an expanded role where his demonstrated leadership will make an even greater impact on our business. 

Joining Petco in March, Watson brings a wealth of omni-channel retail, e-commerce and strategic expertise to Petco and this new role. Based at the company’s national support center in San Diego, she will be responsible for leading the company's multi-banner e-commerce businesses, including petco.com, unleashedbypetco.com, drsfostersmith.com and liveaquaria.com.

Before joining Petco, Watson served as president, Consumer Direct, at Wolverine Worldwide. Previously, she held numerous specialty retail leadership roles at Williams-Sonoma, Eddie Bauer and Circuit City. 

Insolia also joined Petco in March. Located at Doctors Foster & Smith in Rhinelander, Wis., he will report to Watson and have responsibility for leadership and execution of the online pet prescription services and supplies business, acquired by Petco in 2014. Previously, Insolia served as lead account partner at IBM and held marketing and merchandising leadership roles at SuperValu and Target.

Carcasi will have responsibility for Petco's overall supply chain and inventory management with an eye toward improving inventory productivity and readiness. Carcasi joined Petco in 2013 and most recently served as SVP, Merchandise Planning & Inventory Management. Previously, he held various merchandising leadership positions at JCPenney.

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