Art’s career in retail spans over 25 years in big box, specialty and online retail, making him an invaluable member of the retail strategy team for existing and emerging markets across the globe. At Privateer, he drives market launches for all brands as well the development of our physical retail presence.

Senior Operations Manager at Amazon
Operationally led Amazon’s new brick and mortar initiative designed to change the future of textbook buying and package delivery on college campuses throughout the United States. He also worked in Amazon’s world class Customer Service call centers where he led 800+ leaders and associates in improving processes, employee development and customer service.

Store Team Leader at Target Corporation
Art led a range of operations for two Southern California locations with $110M in annual sales. Managed a team of 20 Executives, 500+ staff members ensuring the corporate and brand culture, delivering top-notch guest service and sustaining strong customer retention.

Director of Operations at Petco Animal Supplies
Supported 560 stores doing $1 billion in annual revenues. Developed and directed Regional Management teams across the United States and served as coach for Petco’s Management Achievement Program to develop high performing leaders.

University of Houston: BA

Texas native who moved to Seattle and enjoys tennis, hiking, skiing and traveling with his two children.