CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree has named Pedro Voyer chief development officer.
“I am extremely pleased to announce that Pedro Voyer will be joining Dollar Tree as our new Chief Development Officer,” Dollar Tree president and chief executive officer Mike Witynski said. “With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the domestic and international multi-unit food and beverage industry, Pedro has a strong track record in profitable new unit growth, portfolio asset management and facility management. Pedro will lead our Real Estate teams to enable our long-term growth and provide customers with a shopping experience that wows them each time they visit our stores.”
Witynski added that Voyer is the most recent in a series of leadership appointments at the retailer. “We continue to work aggressively in our efforts to build a world class retail leadership team that will enable us to accelerate the growth of the Company. Pedro’s addition represents the sixth chief officer that has joined the Company in less than five months. We are committed to delivering improved long-term operating performance for the benefit of all Dollar Tree stakeholders.”
Prior to joining Dollar Tree, Voyer held several leadership positions within JAB Holding Company as Senior Vice President and General Manager International for Panera and Senior Vice President Chief Operating Officer International for JAB-owned Caribou Coffee and Einstein’s Bagel Brands. His responsibilities spanned international P&L and the corporate development function, including franchising, market planning, new restaurant openings, construction, re-imaging, facilities and portfolio management strategies.
Voyer has also served as Chief Development Officer Americas for Burger King Corporation, where he was responsible for the U.S. and Canadian portfolio of more than 7,500 company stores, 2,000+ new store openings, construction, facilities and more than 600 franchise relationships. He held a variety of operational and development roles at Starbucks where he was involved in planning, approving, securing and supporting local teams in opening more than 4,000 Starbucks units worldwide during his tenure. Voyer also served in leadership positions at YUM Brands, Tricon and PepsiCo International, and is an alumnus of Bain & Company Consulting. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela and an MSC/MBA from the Tokyo Institute of Technology/MIT.
“I am eager to join the Dollar Tree team at such a pivotal time in the organization’s transformation,” Voyer said. “The Dollar Tree and Family Dollar brands have a unique opportunity for growth in what I consider to be one of the most attractive sectors in retail at this time. My teams will be committed to supporting the organization to drive sustainable new unit growth, improved store condition, productivity and profitability by enhancing the customers’ shopping experience in our stores.”