John Hartmann

Chief Executive Officer and Director

John Hartmann is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ascend Wellness Holdings Inc., a U.S. publicly listed multistate cannabis operator with assets in seven states. Hartmann is the former President of buybuyBaby and COO of Bed Bath & Beyond from 2020 to 2022. Previously, from 2013-2020, he was the President & Chief Executive Officer at True Value Company, a privately owned U.S. hardware wholesaler and manufacturer. Hartmann also led New Zealand-based Mitre 10 as Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2013, and held various executive positions at HD Supply, The Home Depot, and Cardinal Health. Prior to his corporate career, he served as a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hartmann previously served on the Board and Audit Committee of AmeriGas and Board of HD Supply. In addition to serving on the Board of Boyd Group Services (dba Gerber Collison & Glass), he currently serves as an Independent Director of Freedom VCM Holdings, owners of The Vitamin Shoppe, American Freight, Pet Supplies Plus, amongst others.


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