Group VP to reunite with former Walgreens colleague Magnacca
NEW YORK — Beth Stiller, group vice president of global brands and sourcing at Walgreens, is leaving the company to join Massage Envy as chief commercial officer.
Stiller will be responsible for leading services, retail, innovation and operations teams at Massage Envy, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based therapeutic massage and skin care service franchisor with more than 1,100 locations in the United States.
The move to Massage Envy reunites Stiller with former Walgreens executive vice president Joe Magnacca. In January, Magnacca was named CEO of Massage Envy. Stiller also worked with Magnacca at Shoppers Drug Mart and Duane Reade.
“Beth and I have worked together in our previous roles, and I’m excited to have her join the Massage Envy leadership team,” Magnacca said in a statement. “Her proven ability to deliver on strategic initiatives, as well as her vast retail and franchise experience, will be a tremendous asset and complement to the team as we continue to innovate and drive business growth.”
In her group vice president role at Walgreens, which she held since November 2013, Stiller led strategy development and execution of the drug chain’s $5 billion own-brand business. She also helped identify and lead delivery of global synergy opportunities across retail assortments.
Previously, Stiller served as division vice president of category strategy and innovation at Walgreens.
Stiller played a key role in the creation of the first Walgreens flagship store: a Duane Reade outlet at 40 Wall Street in New York’s financial district. She joined Duane Reade in 2010, just before the metropolitan New York drug chain was acquired by Walgreen Co. Most recently at Duane Reade, she served as senior director of category management and merchandising.
Her more than 20 years of merchandising experience also includes roles as director of private brands and merchandising at Shoppers Drug Mart and senior merchandising manager at Loblaw Cos.
“I’ve been blessed to be involved with several businesses that were undergoing real transformations,” Stiller said some years ago.
Editor’s Note: Article updated with new information from Massage Envy.