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The People With (Digital) Power at Walmart

Photos by Bloomberg, Company website. Source: The Information
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Shortly after Marc Lore joined Walmart, an employee asked the company’s new U.S. ecommerce chief at an all-hands meeting if there were any books he read for inspiration. Mr. Lore replied that he wasn’t much of a reader, preferring instead to spend his time thinking, said one current Walmart employee who saw the presentation and another who heard about it from colleagues.   

The moment led to snickering among Walmart employees, some of whom saw it as a sign that Mr. Lore—who joined Walmart after it bought his ecommerce startup Jet.com for more than $3 billion—didn’t quite fit the mold of the typical executive at the Bentonville, Ark.–based retail giant. “He’s a little less polished,” one of the employees said. “He’s a little more New Jersey. He’s a little more out there and aggressive.”

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Below are 43 of the top employees focused on digital initiatives at Walmart. They are responsible for ecommerce, online grocery delivery, digital video and tech-focused innovations for Walmart’s stores.
Last updated September 12, 2018.

Doug McMillon

CEO & President


Doug McMillon’s Direct Reports

Greg Foran

President & CEO, Walmart U.S.

Brett Biggs

CFO

Judith McKenna

President & CEO, Walmart International

John Furner

President & CEO, Sam's Club

Marc Lore

President and CEO, Walmart Ecommerce U.S.

Greg Foran’s Direct Reports

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Janey Whiteside

Chief Customer Officer & EVP, Walmart U.S.

Jeremy King

CTO & EVP

Steve Bratspies

Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S.

Scott McCall

SVP, Entertainemnt

Rachel Brand

EVP, Global Governance, Chief Legal Officer

Mark Ibbotson

EVP, Realty & Central Operations, Walmart U.S.

Scott McCall’s Direct Reports

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Jeremy Verba

VP & GM, VUDU & Video Games & Media

Jeremy Verba’s Direct Reports

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Nick Brailas

Director of Engineering

Amit Balan

Marketing Lead

Scott Blanksteen

VP of Product Management & Design

Rachel Brand’s Direct Reports

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Jay Jorgensen

EVP, Global Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

Jay Jorgensen’s Direct Reports

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Lance Lanciault

Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Ecommerce

John Furner’s Direct Reports

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Tony Rogers

SVP & Chief Member Officer, Sam's Club

Ashley Buchanan

EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer, Sam's Club

Ashley Buchanan’s Direct Reports

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Lori Flees

SVP, Sam's Club Health & Wellness & Principal, Store No. 8

Marc Lore’s Direct Reports

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Andy Dunn

SVP, Digital Native Vertical Brands

Scott Hilton

Chief Revenue Officer

Janey Whiteside

Chief Customer Officer & EVP, Walmart U.S.

Jeff Shotts

SVP, CFO, COO, U.S. Ecommerce

Jeremy King

CTO & EVP

Nathan Faust

SVP, U.S. Ecommerce Supply Chain

Katie Finnegan

CEO of Spatialand, Store No. 8

Bart Stein

Project Franklin, Store No. 8

Mike Hanrahan

Project Kepler, Store No. 8

Jenny Fleiss

CEO of Jetblack, Store No. 8

Becky Schmitt

SVP, People Lead, Ecommerce

Sloan Eddleston

VP, Strategy

Scott Hilton’s Direct Reports

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Anthony Soohoo

SVP & GM, Home

Steve Breen

GM, Everyday Living

Denise Incandela

GM, Fashion Group

Darren MacDonald

GM, Entertainment

Eoin Comerford

GM, Outdoor

Janey Whiteside’s Direct Reports

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Barbara Messing

SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.

Simon Belsham

President, Jet.com

Jordan Sweetnam

SVP of Customer Experience & Product for Walmart Ecommerce U.S.

Rahul Joshi

SVP, Customer Care at Walmart Ecommerce

Barbara Messing’s Direct Reports

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Sumaiya Balbale

VP, Ecommerce, Mobile & Digital Marketing

Simon Belsham’s Direct Reports

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J. David Echegoyen

Chief Customer Officer, Jet.com

Jeff Saunders

VP, Product & Technology, Jet.com

Note: Some executives in this chart report to more than one person.


Quick Facts

  • Walmart's ecommerce sales grew 40% in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Ecommerce still makes up a small percentage of Walmart's overall revenue, which topped $500 billion last year
  • Walmart is working on a variety of digital and stores-focused experiments across different business units

Board of Directors

Gregory B. Penner

Chairman of the Walmart Inc. Board of Directors and General Partner of Madrone Capital Partners

Stephen J. Easterbrook

President, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation

Sarah Friar

Chief Financial Officer of Square, Inc.

Timothy P. Flynn

Retired Chairman and CEO of KPMG International

Carla A. Harris

Vice Chairman of Wealth Management, Head of Multicultural Client Strategy, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

Tom Horton

Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus, LLC, and Retired Chairman and CEO of American Airlines

Marissa A. Mayer

Co-founder of Lumi Labs, Inc., and Former President and CEO of Yahoo!, Inc.

Doug McMillon

President and CEO of Walmart

Steven S Reinemund

Retired Dean of Business at Wake Forest University and Retired Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Inc.

S. Robson ‘Rob’ Walton

Retired Chairman of the Board of Directors of Walmart Inc.

Steuart Walton

Founder, RZC Investments, LLC


“They've done a great job of turning around the rhetoric of how Walmart is acting around ecommerce,” said Cooper Smith, an industry analyst at Gartner’s L2