Lewis L. Bird, III
Mr. Lewis L. Bird, III, also known as Lee, has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of At Home Group Inc. since April 05, 2017 and December 2012 respectively and has been its President since September 2015. Mr. Bird is the Founder and Managing Partner at Bridgetown Capital Partners LLC. Mr. Bird was a Managing Director of Operations and Consumer Practice Leader at The Gores Group LLC from March 2011 to November 2012. Mr. Bird was responsible for portfolio company oversight and leading operational due diligence efforts, as well as leading the firm's operational efforts in the consumer and retail sector. He was a Consumer Practice Leader. Prior to this, Mr. Bird was Group President at Nike, leading Nike's portfolio of Affiliate brands (Bauer, Cole Haan, Converse, Hurley, Starter and Umbro) from 2006 to 2009. At Nike, he was the Head of Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to this, Mr. Bird served as the Chief Operating Officer at Gap Inc. from 2003 to 2006. He also served as an Executive Vice President of New Business Development at Gap Inc., from September 2005 to March 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Bird served as the Chief Operating Officer at Gap Inc.’s North American division, from March 2003 to September 2005 and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Old Navy division, from April 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Gateway, Inc. Consumer Division from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Bird was the Director of Business Analysis & Planning and Senior Director of Corporate Finance at AlliedSignal Inc., from 1998 to 1999. He served as Director of Finance & Business Management at AlliedSignal Engines from 1996 to 1998. He served as Head of Corporate Finance of Honeywell International Inc. He served in numerous leadership roles in finance, operations and strategy with Honeywell and Ford Motor Company. Mr. Bird started his career as a Commercial Loan Officer and Assistant Vice President at BayBanks, Inc. He is a guest lecturer at many universities on corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions, including Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business, the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and St. Mary’s College of California’s M.B.A. School, as well as an alumni lecturer at Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business and Ithaca College. He has been a Director of At Home Group Inc. since December 2012. Mr. Bird serves on the Board of Directors of J. Mendel, Big Strike and Mexx Group. He has more than 20 years of operations, finance and business development experience at multinational companies with diverse brand portfolios. Mr. Bird holds an M.B.A. degree from the Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business, where he graduated, summa cum laude and a B.S. degree in Finance from Ithaca College, where he also earned All America honors in Swimming.