PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 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 officer.
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 CampSM 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 America.