SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Petco today announced that Alan Tse will join the national pet specialty retailer as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary in late November. Tse will oversee all legal, corporate governance and regulatory affairs matters for Petco.
"Alan is an accomplished leader with an impressive background as corporate counsel and we're excited to welcome him to the Petco team," said Brad Weston, president and chief merchant. "His extensive legal expertise, strong business acumen and experience working in a variety of diverse businesses will help Petco as we continue to evolve and grow."
With more than 20 years of corporate legal experience, Tse comes to Petco from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, where he served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Previously, Tse served as general counsel for LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Ligos Corporation and Centerpoint Broadband Technologies. He began his career as a corporate securities attorney at Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, LLP in Palo Alto, California. Tse holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of California at Berkeley; and he serves on the board of directors for the Association of Corporate Counsel and Asian American Legal Foundation.
"I'm privileged to bring my experience to a company that has built a well-deserved reputation for excellence in the pet category and excited about the many growth opportunities that lie ahead," said Tse. "I look forward to becoming part of the company's leadership team and doing all I can to continue strengthening and protecting the company's already stellar brand and reputation."
After nearly 13 years as general counsel for Petco, Darragh Davis will retire from the company at the end of Petco's fiscal year in January 2017.
"Darragh's leadership, judgment and steadfast counsel have been integral to Petco's success and we are extremely grateful for her many years of service," said Weston. "We wish her all the best as she transitions to her next chapter."
Tse will be based at the company's National Support Center in San Diego and will report to Weston, who will be assuming the CEO role in February as part of a previously announced succession plan.
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About Petco and the Petco Foundation
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,470 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $167 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.