Toys R Us names new global strategy leader

Toys R Us announced the promotion of Joe Venezia to exec-VP, global store operations, effective Feb. 22. 

      Joe Venezia

Venezia retains his responsibilities for U.S. store operations and adds responsibilities for providing strategic direction and support for the more than 755 stores internationally. He will serve as a member of the company's Global Leadership Team and report to Dave Brandon, Toys R Us chairman and CEO.

"Since joining Toys R Us two years ago, Joe has played a critical role in our transformation process, leading efforts to drive the business forward and deliver consistent operational execution across all stores, as well as improving customer satisfaction and developing a strong store operations team," said Brandon in a statement. "I'm proud to have Joe as a leader on my team and believe his guidance will be an asset as we seek to grow our brands globally and create a world-class shopping experience for our customers."

Venezia joined Toys R Us in February 2014 as senior VP, store operations. Earlier in his career, he held key operations and management positions at The Pantry, Walmart U.S., Wells Fargo Merchant Services and Procter & Gamble.

Toys R Us is two years into its TRU Transformation, a five-year plan to increase revenue and profits as outlined in 2014.

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