Toys“R”Us, Inc. Names Joe Venezia Executive Vice President, Global Store Operations

WAYNE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the promotion of Joe Venezia to
Executive Vice President, Global Store Operations, effective February
22. In this newly elevated role, Mr. Venezia will continue to be
responsible for delivering an exceptional shopping experience across the
company’s more than 850 Toys“R”Us® and Babies“R”Us®
stores nationwide, with expanded responsibilities for providing
strategic direction and support for Global Store Operations. This
includes leading global initiatives and facilitating best practices in
the operations area. He will report to Dave Brandon, Chairman and CEO,
Toys“R”Us, Inc. and serve as a member of the company’s Global Leadership

“Since joining Toys“R”Us two years ago, Joe has played a critical role
in our transformation process, leading efforts to drive the business
forward and deliver consistent operational execution across all stores,
as well as improving customer satisfaction and developing a strong store
operations team,” said Mr. Brandon. “I’m proud to have Joe as a leader
on my team and believe his guidance will be an asset as we seek to grow
our brands globally and create a world-class shopping experience for our

Mr. Venezia joined Toys“R”Us, Inc. in February 2014 as Senior Vice
President, Store Operations. Earlier in his career, he held key
operations and management positions at The Pantry, Walmart U.S., Wells
Fargo Merchant Services and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Venezia also served as
an Airborne Ranger Officer in the U.S. Army Infantry for nine years and
was deployed abroad three times, receiving a Bronze Star Medal for
demonstrated bravery during Operation Desert Storm. He received a
Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the United States Military
Academy in West Point, New York.

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About Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products
retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its
family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 856 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us
stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 755
international stores and more than 250 licensed stores in 38 countries
and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary
FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys at
With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including
it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy
and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys“R”Us, Inc. has an
annual workforce of approximately 66,000 employees worldwide. The
company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and
reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and
helping them in times of need. Additional information about Toys“R”Us,
Inc. can be found on
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