Lewis L. (Lee) Bird III serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President for At Home. Mr. Bird joined the company in December 2012 and in a short time has transformed the 35-year-old Garden Ridge brand into the more consumer-relevant At Home retail chain.
Before joining the company, Mr. Bird held a variety of leadership positions, most recently serving as Managing Director of The Gores Group, a global private equity firm that specializes in acquiring and partnering with mature and growing businesses. Prior to this, Mr. Bird served as President of Nike Affiliates for Nike Inc., Chief Operating Officer of Gap and Chief Financial Officer of Old Navy.
In addition, he was Vice President of Finance & Operations for Gateway, Inc.; Senior Director of Corporate Finance for AlliedSignal, Inc., and Director of Finance & Business Management at AlliedSignal Engines. He has also held various senior financial and strategic positions for Ford Motor Company, and served as Assistant Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer for BayBanks, Inc.
Mr. Bird received his MBA from Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. Lee is currently on the National Advisory Committee for Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.