Author Archive for: Joe Hartsig
Former EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer // Bed Bath & Beyond
Joe Hartsig is EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer at Bed Bath & Beyond. Previously, Hartsig was Chief Merchandising Officer at Walgreens, where he led the merchandising function, overseeing all store buying and planning groups that include Beauty and Personal Care, Health and Wellness, Grocery and Household, and Seasonal and General Merchandise businesses, in addition to regional merchandising and digital businesses. Prior to that, Hartsig served as SVP, Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer at Essendant, Inc., a Fortune 500 wholesaler of office, cleaning and industrial products for independent resellers and large e-commerce retailers that need a broad assortment of business essentials delivered next day. Previous to that role, he spent five years at Walmart, Inc. as SVP, GMM at the Sam’s Club business, where he led the Technology, Office and Entertainment division.
Before moving to retail, Hartsig was VP, General Manager at Motorola, Inc. where he lead global account management for a large customer based in Europe as well as leading product, marketing and engineering organizations within the fast growing accessories and handheld device divisions. Prior to this, he held roles in brand management and marketing with increasing responsibility for companies such as SC Johnson, Pillsbury and ConAgra.
Hartsig lives with his family in the northern suburbs of Chicago and serves on the board of directors for the Boys Hope, Girls Hope organization as well as on the advisory boards for Enactus, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Global Retail Marketing Association and the Northwestern Retail Analytics Council organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College and a masters in business administration degree from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.