Executive Vice President of Real Estate, Strategy, Store Operations and Services
Brian Amkraut, SVP of Real Estate, Strategy and Initiatives, oversees PetSmart’s real estate and development activities. He is responsible for development and execution of the strategy to drive growth through market identification and development, store design, format change and increasing the efficiency of store construction. Prior to PetSmart, Brian most recently served as senior vice president of Merchandise Distribution and Planning for Payless Holdings. He also held several senior-level positions with the company between 2007 and 2014, including division senior vice president of Store Development. Earlier in his career, Brian served in strategy roles for CVS Health and the Boston Consulting Group. Brian graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Brian is a proven retail leader with experience in retail operations, merchandising, store development and procurement.