Bruce Thorn

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Big Lots, Inc.

Bruce Thorn

Bruce Thorn

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Big Lots, Inc.

Overview
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LESCO, Inc.
The Men's Wearhouse, Inc.
Big Lots, Inc.

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Birthday

1968

Age

53

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Chief Supply Chain Officer & Executive Vice President at Big Lots, Inc.

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President & Founder at SSF Resources, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Big Lots, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at Big Lots, Inc.

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Secretary, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Big Lots, Inc.

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Independent Director, Board of Directors at Big Lots, Inc.

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Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President at Big Lots, Inc.

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Chief Stores Officer & Executive Vice President at Big Lots, Inc.

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General Counsel at Big Lots, Inc.

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Chief Merchandising Officer & Executive Vice President at Big Lots, Inc.

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Bruce Thorn
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Big Lots, Inc.
Education
Master of Business Administration

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business, also referred to as "Lindner" and "Lindner College," is a college of the University of Cincinnati. The college is located in Carl H. Lindner Hall. On June 21, 2011 the college was named after Carl Henry Lindner, Jr. in honor of the contributions he has made to the university, college, and the business community. The college has three undergraduate degree options, five master's degrees, and a doctoral program spread out over seven departments.

Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2018 - Current

Big Lots offers brand-name closeouts and bargains that create a unique, exciting shopping experience for millions of customers. We offer a broad assortment of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal products, furniture, housewares, toys and gifts. Our incredible growth has made Big Lots the nation's largest broadline closeout retailer with annual revenues approaching $5 billion. Big Lots operates more than 1,400 retail stores serving 48 states. Brand-name products from 3,000 manufacturers are supplied to stores through five regional distribution centers with more than 9 million square feet of distribution capacity. Big Lots, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BIG.

President & Chief Operating Officer
2015 - 2018

The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. engages in the retail of men's suits. It offers port coats, shirts, pants, sweaters, outwear, shoes, accessories, and tuxedo rental. The company was founded by George A. Zimmer in 1973 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Executive Vice President-Store Operations, Services & Supply Chain
2007 - 2015

PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) As the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets, we employ approximately 50,000 associates and operate 1,269 stores and more than 195 in-store PetSmart PetsHotels® dog and cat boarding facilities in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. We provide a broad range of competitively priced pet products and in-store services including pet adoption, boarding, grooming and training. Our stores are stocked with more than 10,000 products and we’re also a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com/). Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, our customers have helped save the lives of more than five million pets. Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization and the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America. PetSmart Charities has funded more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations. We operate 195 in-store PetSmart PetsHotels dog and cat boarding facilities. These overnight boarding facilities feature associates who are hand-picked for their love of pets and at least one caregiver is always on the premises 24-hours-a-day. All of our PetSmart PetHotels and some of our additional store locations also offer Doggie Day Camp SM. PetSmart® Grooming Salons offer a full menu including nail trimming, ear cleaning and teeth brushing. With our PetSmart® Look Great Guarantee You’re Happy or it’s Free, pet parents are guaranteed great looking results or the grooming services are free. Dogs become more disciplined each year with help from our PetSmart accredited pet training instructors. And with our SmartPet PromiseSM policy, training customers are guaranteed 100 percent satisfaction or they can take the class again for free (see store for details). Expert veterinarian care is available in more than 60 percent of our stores, where Banfield, The Pet Hospital®, operates full-service pet hospitals. These in-store pet hospitals operate independently of PetSmart® and employ more than 1,000 veterinarians who provide a full range of health care and emergency services. PetSmart® holds a 20.5 percent equity interest in Medical Management International, Inc. (MMI), the operator of Banfield, The Pet Hospital®.

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