• By The Financial District

Bed Bath & Beyond CFO Dies In Apparent New York City Suicide

The chief financial officer of Bed Bath & Beyond died after falling from a Manhattan skyscraper, officials said, Jordan Mendoza reported for USA TODAY on Sept. 5, 2022.


Photo Insert: Gustavo Arnal joined Bed Bath & Beyond in May 2020 after time with cosmetic company Avon and 20 years at Proctor & Gamble.



The New York Police Department said officers were notified of an unconscious person near a building around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. Responding emergency services pronounced the man dead on the scene.


The man was later identified as 52-year-old Gustavo Arnal of New York City. No cause of death was announced, but officials said the New York City Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the death and the case remains ongoing.


Both Reuters and the Associated Press (AP) reported that Arnal’s death was a suicide.



Arnal joined Bed Bath & Beyond in May 2020 after time with cosmetic company Avon and 20 years at Proctor & Gamble.


When Arnal joined the company, former chief executive officer Mark Tritton said Arnal's knowledge and experience would "help drive the next phase of our growth strategy and establish a more efficient foundation to create shareholder value."


The company announced on Aug. 31 that it was reducing its workforce by 20% and closing around 150 stores nationwide.



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