PetSmart Appoints Michael Goodwin Senior Vice President and Chief
PHOENIX -- April 30, 2014
PetSmart, Inc. has named Michael Goodwin to the position of senior vice
president and chief information officer effective June 2, 2014.
Goodwin brings more than 20 years of information technology experience to
PetSmart, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief information
officer of Technology and Business Enablement at Hallmark, a $4 billion global
enterprise with more than 2,600 stores and an extensive online presence.
“We’re very excited to welcome Mike to the PetSmart team,” said David
Lenhardt, PetSmart’s president and chief executive officer. “He has deep
expertise in both traditional and emerging technologies and business
capabilities, with a proven ability to create and lead an agile organization
that explores and deploys innovative concepts quickly.”
Goodwin began his career at Hallmark as an end-user technology analyst in 1990
and has held positions of increasing responsibility since then, culminating
with his promotion to SVP and CIO in 2006 when he was also named a corporate
Prior to joining Hallmark Cards, Goodwin served as an officer in the United
States Army. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S.
Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and an M.B.A. from the University of
Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of
services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs
approximately 53,000 associates and operates more than 1,333 pet stores in the
United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 199 in-store PetSmart^®
PetsHotel^® dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider
of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com). PetSmart
provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and
offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp^SM
day care services and pet adoption services. Through its in-store pet adoption
partnership with PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada,
PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5.7 million pets since 1994.
PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart Charities of Canada (collectively
“PetSmart Charities”) are independent, nonprofit organizations that save the
lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake through spay and neuter
efforts. In 2013, nearly 440,000 dogs and cats found homes through PetSmart
Charities’ adoption centers in all PetSmart stores and by sponsoring community
adoption events. PetSmart Charities is the leader in granting money to help
pets in need, with more than $34 million given in 2013 throughout North
Michelle Friedman, 623-587-2108
Director of Corporate Communications
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