Senior Vice President, Real Estate
Brian Amkraut, SVP of Real Estate, oversees PetSmart's real estate and development activities and is responsible for development and execution of the strategy to drive growth through market identification and development, store design, format change and increasing the efficiency of store construction.
Prior to PetSmart, Mr. Amkraut most recently served as Senior Vice President of Merchandise Distribution and Planning for Payless Holdings.
also held several senior-level positions with the company between 2007 and 2014, including Division Senior Vice President of Store Development.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Amkraut served in strategy roles for CVS Health and the Boston Consulting Group.
Mr. Amkraut graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
is a proven retail leader with experience in retail operations, merchandising, store development and procurement.