Wayfair exec moves to outdoor living brand

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — BBQGuys, an online retailer of grilling and outdoor living products, has named Justin Petersen director of merchandising.

Petersen brings extensive category management experience, most recently from Wayfair, where he served as general manager of accent, entertainment and office furniture, preceded by leadership roles in fireplaces and grills. and exterior decoration.

To BBQGuysPetersen’s goal is to make BBQGuys the premier destination for consumers and contractors to outfit their outdoor kitchen and outdoor living spaces.

“Most people think of the kitchen as the heart of the home,” Petersen said. “At BBQGuys, the outdoor kitchen is the heart of the cart. Once consumers start visualizing their outdoor kitchen builds with our best design services team, they can start re-imagining their entire back space with other complimentary products such as outdoor furniture, fire pits, lighting and the ground. Our number one goal is to help bring their vision to life.

Managing Editor Allison Zisko first joined HFN in 1998 and spent many years covering the tabletop category before expanding her scope to all home furnishings. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of HFN, including its print and digital products, and represents the brand domestically and internationally through presentations, panel discussions, and HFN’s podcast, The Inside Scoop. .