Deb Ajeska has been with West Marine since 1999. In April 2016, Deb was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources where she is responsible for West Marine’s people strategy. This includes recruiting, maintaining excellent Quality of Work Life, training and leadership development, succession planning, compensation, benefits, legal compliance, payroll and safety programs and tools.
Prior to joining the Human Resources team, Deb developed her strong leadership skills and business acumen by serving in various roles in our Finance division and most recently was our Divisional Vice President of Finance and Controller. Prior to joining West Marine, she held various positions at Household Credit Services.
Deb has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. She grew up in Virginia fishing on the James River, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and discovering her love of waterlife activities on the many beaches and coastlines of the Hampton Roads and Tidewater areas. She and her husband enjoy getaways to the mountains of California where they kayak and spend time on and around the water with their two boys.