Symancyk is the CEO of PetSmart and a member of the company’s board of directors. Having joined the retailer in June 2018, he brings 25 years of deep operational experience across all areas of retail, including merchandising, consumer brand marketing, proprietary brands, services and ecommerce.
Throughout his career, he has demonstrated his ability to lead companies, driving profitable growth and improving the organizational performance of internal teams at large, multi-channel consumer businesses. Previously, Symancyk served as the president and CEO of Academy Sports + Outdoors and president of Meijer. He also held management positions at Walmart Stores, including Sam’s Club and Walmart International.
Prior to relocating to Phoenix for his newest role, Symancyk served on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Partnership.