Big Lots says CEO David Campisi took medical leave
Mr. Campisi joined Big Lots in May 2013.
He is a 30-year veteran of the retail industry.
Before joining Big Lots, Mr. Campisi was Chairman and CEO of Respect Your Universe (RYU), a publicly traded company focused on premium performance apparel and equipment.
Prior to RYU, Mr. Campisi served as Chairman, CEO, and President of The Sports Authority, a privately held $3B sporting goods retailer.
From 2004 to 2010, he was also President and Chief Merchandising Officer for the company.
Mr. Campisi’s experience also includes senior executive merchandising positions with Kohl’s, Fred Meyer Inc. (a division of the Kroger Company), and May Department Stores.