Chief Executive Officer and President
Bruce Thorn is Chief Executive Officer and President of Big Lots, Inc. He drives the company’s core strategies for growth as a multibillion-dollar community retailer dedicated to friendly service, trustworthy value, and affordable solutions in every season and category, including furniture, food, and home décor.
Bruce joined Big Lots in September 2018. His extensive retail experience, collaborative leadership style, and operational expertise positioned him for his role. Prior to Big Lots, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Tailored Brands, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of men’s tailored clothing and formalwear. Bruce also held various enterprise-level roles with PetSmart, Inc., most recently as Executive Vice President, Store Operations, Services and Supply Chain, as well as leadership positions with Gap, Inc., Cintas Corp, LESCO, Inc. and The United States Army.
Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.