Patrick Gaston

Patrick Gaston is the former Chairman of the board of directors of Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc., a publicly traded company with annual revenue of approximately $10 billion and more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.  He has overseen a significant transformation of the company’s Board governance structure and its C Suite including the CEO and the appointment of 10 new independent directors. He had previously served as co-chair of the company’s Compensation Committee and is formerly a member of the company’s Audit Committee. Mr Gaston also serves on the Board of Directors of Laird Superfood and chairs its Compensation Committee. Mr. Gaston is currently President and CEO of PG Consulting, a management consulting company that assists corporations and NGOs in building Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), ESG strategies, Strategic Planning, Private/Public Partnerships and Philanthropic strategies.


Prior to this Mr. Gaston was President of the Western Union Foundation; served as the Senior Advisor to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund; and was President of the Verizon Foundation

Patrick serves on several national non-profit boards including the NAACP Foundation, KidSpirit, Eden Reforestation Projects, SCOPE and is an emeritus member of the advisory board the US Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship.

Patrick was raised in Haiti, Montreal, Canada and Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. in management from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. Additionally, he earned an International Certificate in Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Reims, France. He is fluent in French, Spanish and English.


Patrick is married with two children and lives in the Washington, DC area.