Sprouts adds supply chain heft to board

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Sprouts adds supply chain heft to board

By Gina Acosta - 10/31/2017

Sprouts Farmers Market has added a veteran of the Gap and PetSmart to its board of directors.

Joe O'Leary has joined the board of the Phoenix-based grocery chain.

“We are excited to welcome a seasoned executive like Joe O’Leary to our board,” said Amin Maredia, chief executive officer and a director of Sprouts Farmers Market. “Joe’s strategic acumen and deep merchandising and supply chain experience with successful growth-oriented retailers will be a great asset to our company and our board.”

O’Leary currently serves on the board of directors of Francesca’s Holding Corp., a growing specialty retailer which operates a nationwide-chain of boutiques, and PetSmart, Inc., the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets.

O’Leary previously served in various executive leadership roles with PetSmart, including most recently as president and chief operating officer, as well as executive vice president of merchandising, marketing, supply chain and strategic planning. Before joining PetSmart, O’Leary served as chief operating officer of Human Touch, LLC, and senior vice president, supply chain strategy and global logistics of Gap Inc.

“Sprouts has become a leader in its industry by making healthy living easy and affordable,” said O’Leary. “This is an exciting time to join Sprouts, and I am thrilled to work with the board and management team to help lead the company on the journey ahead.”