Merrimack, N.H. -- Brookstone said it has hired Stephen Bebis as its new president and CEO, effective immediately. Bebis is the founder of Golf Town and served as its president and CEO for 14 years. He has also worked at Home Depot, serving as VP general merchandise manager for its mid-southern division. “We conducted a broad CEO search and interviewed a number of highly qualified internal and external candidates,” said Jackson Tai, chairman of the board of directors of Brookstone and its interim president and CEO since January. “We were impressed by Stephen's track record as an entrepreneur, his
Brookstone, the innovative product development company and multichannel specialty retailer, announced the appointment of Stephen Bebis as the company's new president and CEO and as a member of the company's board of directors, effective immediately. Prior to joining Brookstone, Bebis spent 14 years as founder, president and CEO of Golf Town, the largest specialty golf retailer in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. Starting the business from scratch, Bebis grew Golf Town to 57 locations across Canada and led the expansion of the company into the Boston market last year with seven stores.
Merrimack, N.H. -- Brookstone announced that Jackson Tai, chairman of the board, will also serve as interim president in the wake of the resignation of Ron Boire, the chain’s president and CEO. The company will undertake a search for a permanent successor for Boire, who resigned from Brookstone, effective Jan. 3, to join Sears Holdings Corp. as its new executive VP, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart Formats. Brookstone also announced that James M. Speltz has been appointed as the company's VP, COO. Speltz most recently served as the company's VP business development and supply chain.