John joins Bed Bath & Beyond after seven years as President and Chief Executive Officer of True Value Company, one of the world’s largest hardware wholesalers. He has previous retail experience as Chief Executive Officer of Mitre10, a leading home improvement company and roles in technology, strategy and M&A at The Home Depot. Outside of retail, Hartmann held senior positions at HD Supply, Cardinal Health and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. John currently serves as a Regional Trustee for the Boys & Girls Club of America, a national organization of local chapters focused on building great futures for young people.
John holds a bachelor’s degree from The Rochester Institute of Technology, and juris doctorate from Syracuse University’s College of Law.