Bruce Thorn

Bruce Thorn is currently the president and CEO of Big Lots, a Fortune 500 company operating 1,400+ stores in the U.S. In this role he has repositioned the company’s marketplace strategy to accelerate top-line growth, increase productivity and invest for future growth. Prior to Big Lots, Thorn was president and COO of Tailored Brands, a brand portfolio company featuring leading menswear retailers: Men's Wearhouse, Joseph A. Bank, Joseph Abboud and Moores. As president, he led the company’s retail stores, digital ecommerce, brand strategic planning and insights, information systems and global supply chain. He also gained extensive merchandising, marketing, store operations, supply chain and manufacturing experience in his roles as EVP of Store Operations, Services and Supply Chain at PetSmart and Chief Operating Officer of LESCO, Inc. Thorn attended The United States Military Academy at West Point where he studied mechanical engineering. After graduating, he served in Germany, Italy and Iraq. He holds a master’s degree in business from the University of Cincinnati and serves on the boards of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.