Prior to leading DOM’S, Fitzgerald served as chief merchandising and marketing officer for Mariano’s and Roundy’s Supermarkets, a division of Kroger. He began his 43-year retail career on the parking lots of Chicago as a cart-collecting grocery clerk for legacy Dominick’s Supermarkets. Over the years, he has held numerous management positions in store operations and the C-Suite. Fitzgerald was accountable for all merchandising and marketing strategies around the Chicagoland entry and establishment of the Mariano’s brand experience. He and his team developed product assortment, devised pricing strategies, executed merchandising tactics and crafted store design.
Fitzgerald is an adjunct marketing professor at DePaul University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in business. He later earned an MBA from the University of Chicago. Fitzgerald has a passion around food, specifically food insecurity and hunger issues in our community. Recently, he completed his second tour as a board member for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.