Former Sara Lee exec new SVP, CFO at PetSmart

PHOENIX — PetSmart has appointed former Sara Lee executive Carrie Teffner as the company’s new SVP and CFO.

Teffner has more than 20 years of management experience, most recently serving as EVP and CFO at Weber-Stephen Products LLC, a leading manufacturer and exporter of barbecue grills and accessories worldwide.

“We’re very excited to have Carrie join the PetSmart team,” said David Lenhardt, PetSmart’s president and COO. “She has extensive expertise in finance across multiple industries including retail and consumer goods, and she’ll be a valuable addition to our leadership team.”

Before joining Weber-Stephen Products, Teffner served as the CFO for the Timberland Company, a global manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear, for two years. From 1988 to 2009, Teffner worked for the Sara Lee Corporation in leadership roles for several divisions, including SVP and CFO, Sara Lee International Household and Body Care; SVP and CFO, Sara Lee Foodservice and SVP, financial planning and analysis and treasurer, Sara Lee Corporate.

Teffner earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Vermont.

PetSmart has approximately 52,000 employees and operates more than 1,278 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, more than 196 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information.

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