CHRO, Executive Leadership Coach, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.
Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and our own Petco partners. Since our founding in 1965, we’ve been trailblazing new standards in pet care, delivering comprehensive wellness solutions through our products and services, and creating communities that deepen the pet-pet parent bond. We operate more than 1,500 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including a growing network of more than 100 in-store veterinary hospitals, and offer a complete online resource for pet health and wellness at petco.com and on the Petco app. In tandem with Petco Love (formerly the Petco Foundation), an independent nonprofit organization, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, we’ve helped find homes for more than 6.5 million animals.
As Chief Human Resources Officer, Michelle is responsible for driving a people-first HR strategy that is grounded in Petco’s mission to improve the lives of pets, pet parents and Petco partners, and directly correlates to the company’s business roadmap.
With more than 20 years experience in translating business objectives into comprehensive HR strategies that drive transformational growth, Michelle brings the knowledge necessary to foster a diverse cohesive culture that promotes both engagement and business success.
Prior to joining Petco, she served as CHRO for The Wine Group, LLC, the second-largest global producer of wine in the United States. Previously, she held senior leadership roles at Delta Dental of California, Big Heart Pet Brands and Gap, Inc.
Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Davis. She is based at Petco’s National Support Center in San Diego.