Bed Bath & Beyond names Markoe to chief people, culture officer

By Emily Bader
Union | Jul 29, 2020 at 10:12 am

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. announced on Wednesday it has named Lynda Markoe to executive vice president, chief people and culture officer, effective in September.

The Union-based retailer said Markoe, who has more than 30 years of industry experience at major retailers, will report to Mark Tritton, CEO and president, and will be responsible for the company’s “people growth pillar”, which focuses on creating a culture that attracts and retains diverse and top performing teams. She will also oversee the cultural transformation  of the business.

“We are excited to welcome Lynda to our leadership team.  She brings a wealth of experience from some of the world’s leading retailers, delivering strategic results through talent management and cultural change.  As we rebuild our authority in the home and develop our omni-always future, Lynda’s experience and dynamic leadership will help connect our purpose, strategy and culture to accelerate the people powered transformation of our business,” Tritton said.

Prior to Bed Bath & Beyond, Markoe held leadership roles at J.Crew Group Inc., including chief administrative officer and global head of human resources. Before that, she was in human resources at Gap Inc.

Markoe is succeeding Bill Gilooly, who is leaving the company, but will remain in an advisory role to Markoe to ensure a smooth transition.

“I want to thank Bill for all his work at Bed Bath & Beyond.  He’s a respected colleague and friend, and we truly appreciate his dedication over the last 15+ years,” Tritton said.

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | @emilybader