Lewis L. (Lee) Bird III serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for At Home Group Inc., a national retailer operating more than 200 stores across the U.S., and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HOME. Before joining the Company, Mr. Bird held a variety of leadership positions, most recently serving as Managing Director/Consumer Practice Leader of The Gores Group, a global private equity firm. Prior to this, Mr. Bird served as Group President of Nike Affiliates for Nike Inc., Chief Operating Officer of Gap and Chief Financial Officer of Old Navy. Before his consumer/retail career, he held various strategic and financial leaderships roles at Gateway, Inc., Honeywell/AlliedSignal, Inc., and Ford Motor Company. He started his career as an Assistant Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer for BayBanks, Inc.
Mr. Bird is a member of the Board of the Larry H. Miller Company (owner of the NBA Utah Jazz, and AAA Baseball Salt Lake Bees), a member of the Ownership Advisory Group of the NHL Dallas Stars, a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University, and a minority owner of the AA Baseball Montgomery Biscuits.
Mr. Bird received his MBA from Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, where he was also an NCAA All American in Swimming.