Walmart Leadership

Leadership Team at Walmart Inc.

Walmart Inc Executive Council

Doug McMillon | President & CEO, Walmart Inc.

Doug McMillon
Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon became Walmart’s president and CEO in 2014. However, he has been serving the company since a long ago. From 2009 to 2014 he was president and CEO of Walmart International, and from 2005 to 2009 he remained president and CEO of Sam’s Club. Doug McMillion has worked at Walmart for more than 30 years serving in senior leadership roles in all of the company’s business segments.

John Furner | President & CEO, Walmart US

john Furner
John Furner

John Furner is the president and CEO of Walmart US, where he is responsible for supervising the performance of more than 4,700 Walmart US stores as well as the Walmart US website, app and supply chain. Previously, he was the president & CEO of Sam’s Club from 2017 to 2019. John had joined the company as an hourly associate in 1993 and has held several significant roles since then.

Kathryn McLay | President & CEO, Walmart International

Kathryn McLay
Kathryn McLay

Kathryn McLay became the President and CEO of Walmart International in fall 2023. Before leading Walmart International, Kathryn McLay was the president and CEO of Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club experienced impressive growth in revenue and memberships during her leadership. Kathryn joined the company in 2015 as the Vice President of US Finance and strategy. She is an Australian and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Technology in Sydney.

Chris Nicholas | President & CEO, Sam’s Club

Chris Nicholas
Chris Nicholas

Chris Nicholas became the President and CEO of Sam’s Club (membership only warehouse club and division of Walmart) in September 2023. Before leading Sam’s Club, Chris was executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) for Walmart U.S. He had joined the company in 2018 and first served as deputy CFO and then CFO for Walmart International and then the CFO of Walmart US. Chris graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Management Science and is a chartered accountant (ACMA).

Dan Bartlett | Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Inc.

Dan Bartlett
Dan Bartlett

Dan Bartlett is executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart. He and his team are responsible for shaping public policy and guiding sustainability and philanthropic activities as well as advising business partners throughout the company. He has years of experience in public relations and government affairs. Dan is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs and a fellow of the school’s Center for Politics and Governance.

Rachel Brand | Executive VP of Global Governance, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Rachel Brand
Rachel Brand

Rachel Brand is Walmart’s executive vice president of global governance, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary. Prior to joining Walmart, Rachel served as the United States Associate Attorney General and was the first woman to serve in this role. She also serves on the board of director for Walmart foundation. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Suresh Kumar | Executive Vice President, Global Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer.

Suresh Kumar
Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kumar is the executive vice president and global chief technology officer (CTO) and chief development officer (CDO) of Walmart, Inc., responsible for setting out the technical strategy and combining computing innovations with Walmart’s strengths to provide superior customer experiences. Suresh has 25 years of technology leadership experience. He has recently served as vice president and general manager of display, video, app ads, and analytics at Google. Suresh has worked at Microsoft and Amazon earlier in various leadership roles. He has a PhD in engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor of technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Donna Morris | Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

Donna Morris
Donna Morris

Donna Morris is executive vice president and chief people officer for Walmart, Inc. She is responsible for attracting, retaining and developing talent at Walmart Inc and has worked for Adobe as chief human resources officer and executive vice president of employee experience. Donna comes from Ottawa, Canada and has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Carleton University. She also holds the Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Senior HR Professional (SHRP) and Canadian Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designations.

John David Rainey | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walmart Inc.

John David Rainey
John David Rainey

John David Rainey is the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Walmart, responsible for accounting and controls, corporate strategy and development, business planning and analysis, global procurement, internal audit, treasury, tax and investor relations. Before he joined Walmart in 2022, he was PayPal’s chief financial officer and executive vice president, global customer operations. John has above 20 years of financial management experience. He earned his MBA and Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

Senior Leadership at Walmart Inc.

Jon Alferness
Jon Alferness | Chief Product Officer Walmart US.

Before joining Walmart, Jon has worked at Varo bank, Lyft and Google. Jon has more than 20 years of experience in the Silicon valley product and technology space.

Cheryl Ainova
Cheryl Ainova | Executive vice president and Chief Technology Officer at Sam’s Club

Cheryl joined Walmart in 2022 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.

Andrea Albright
Andrea Albright | Executive vice president, Sourcing, Walmart Inc.

Andrea joined Walmart in 2005. Andrea has a dual master’s degrees from University of Arkansas (an M.B.A. and M.Ed., HR Development) and a B.S., Apparel & Textile Science, from Kansas State University.

Bob Balfe
Bob Balfe | Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Global Security, Aviation and Investigations

Before joining Walmart in 2010, Bob served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas and prosecuting attorney for Benton County, Arkansas.

Ciara Anfield
Ciara Anfield |Senior Vice President, Chief Member and Marketing Officer, Sam’s Club

Ciara joined Walmart in 2008. She joined Sam’s Club in 2020 as Vice President, Marketing. Ciara has worked for JPMorgan Chase & Company earlier in her career. She has a bachelor’s degree from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Dan Binder
Dan Binder | Senior Vice President, Global Treasurer

Dan Binder leads the Global Treasury, Tax and Risk Management functions for Walmart. He joined Walmart in 2018 as vice president of investor relations. Before joining Walmart, he spent 25 years on Wall Street authoring research on retail sector. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University, and he is a CFA charterholder.

Cedrik Clark
Cedrik Clark | Executive Vice President, Store Operations, Walmart U.S

Cedrik is responsible for operations of more than 4,700 stores in the US, serving customers on the front line and leading 1.2 million store associates. He joined Walmart in 2002. He is a graduate of Washington State University with a degree in Communication and Media Studies.

David M. Chojnowski
David M. Chojnowski | Senior Vice President and Controller

As Walmart’s principal accounting officer, David is responsible for financial reporting, internal control and accounting policy across the company’s global operations. Before joining Walmart in 2011, he has worked in leadership roles at Burger King and General Motors. He has earned a master of business administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is a certified public accountant.

Elisebeth Collins
Elisebeth Collins | Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Regulatory & Specialty Legal, Walmart U.S.

Elisebeth Collins has decades of experience in senior regulatory legal, compliance, and policy roles in three public companies and in the U.S. government. Beth earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.

Kevin L. Buncum
Kevin L. Buncum | Executive Vice President, Neighborhood Markets, Walmart U.S.

Before becoming the Vice President of Neighborhood Markets, Walmart, Kevin has also held other leadership roles in the company. He was the CEO of International Medical Solutions immediately before he joined Walmart. He has earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Julie Barber
Julie Barber | Executive Vice President, General Merchandising, Walmart U.S.

Julie Barber has more than 17 years’ experience working at Walmart. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a minor in Communications. Julie was named one of Mass Market Retailers Most Influential Women in Retailing in 2021.

Dan Bryant
Dan Bryant | Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Walmart Inc

Dan Bryant has also served at the US Department of Justice and in a leadership role at Pepsico. He has taught law at George Washington University’s School of Law, Washington, D.C., and Columbia Law School, New York. Dan received his bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees from American University, Washington, D.C., and his master’s degree from Oxford University (Keble College), England.

Megan Crozier
Megan Crozier | Executive Vice President and Chief Merchant, Sam’s Club

Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University. She became the chief merchant at Sam’s club in September 2019.

Chris Cyrenne
Chris Cyrenne | Senior Vice President and International Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Chris leads Walmart’s multi-disciplinary ethics and compliance program and team for Walmart’s operations outside the US. He joined Walmart Canada as a senior legal counsel in 2004. He has earned his Juris Doctor from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Seth Dallaire
Seth Dallaire | Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Walmart U.S.

Seth joined Walmart in 2021. He is responsible for accelerating the growth of Walmart Connect (media), Walmart+ (membership), Walmart Data Ventures (data monetization) and business partnerships. Seth has a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and Master of Business Administration from New York University.

Jerry R Geisler III
Jerry R. Geisler III | Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Walmart

Jerry is responsible for the data security of 230 million Walmart customers and 2.3 million associates. He holds many technical certifications and has completed industry-recognized, professional education programs with both the Harvard Kennedy School (Cybersecurity & Policy) and Carnegie Mellon University (CISO Institute).

Joseph Godsey
Joseph Godsey | Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Sam’s Club

Joseph holds a Master of Business Administration from The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) business school in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has previously worked for Adidas and GE in leadership roles.

Leigh Hopkins
Leigh Hopkins | Executive Vice President, International Strategy & Development and Regional CEO – Asia and Walmex

Leigh joined Walmart in 2009 and has a degree in Oriental Studies from Oxford University

David Guggina
David Guggina | Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Walmart U.S

David leads Walmart’s distribution centers, fulfillment centers and other areas in support of the Walmart fulfillment platform. He has previously worked for Amazon and is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management.

Denise Incandela
Denise Incandela | Executive Vice President, Apparel and Private Brands, Walmart U.S.

Before she joined Walmart, Denise was interim CEO at Aerosoles. She received an M.B.A. from the Wharton Business School and a B.S. from Boston College. Denise has received several honors from prestigious organizations throughout her distinguished career.

Brandi Joplin
Brandi Joplin | Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sam’s Club

Brandi worked for Alltel corporation before joining Walmart. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has also served as senior vice president, chief audit executive for Walmart.

Silvia Azrai Kawas
Silvia Azrai kawas | Executive Vice President, Consumables, Walmart U.S.

Silvia has been with Walmart for more than 20 years and served in key leadership roles across merchandising. She graduated from the University of Jordan with a B.A. in Marketing and earned her MBA from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Kerry Kotouc
Kerry Kotouc | Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, U.S. Retail Operations

Kerry, as the leader of Walmart US legal team, is responsible for ensuring compliance across all markets. Kerry earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s School of Law.

John Laney
John Laney | Executive Vice President, Food, Walmart U.S.

John Laney has worked for Walmart for more than 15 years has served in key leadership roles across merchandising and store space and design. He graduated from John Brown University with a B.A. in Organizational Management.

Larry Lundeen
Larry Lundeen | Senior Vice President, Global Security & Chief Security Officer

Larry was a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service before he joined Walmart. He has more than 15 years of leadership experience at Walmart. Larry earned his Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Applied Science from Southern Arkansas University.

Diana Marshall
Diana Marshall | Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, Sam’s Club

Diana has been with Walmart for more than 19 years. She has an extensive background in business and supply chain management. Diana earned her bachelor’s in business administration from Oklahoma State University and her master’s in operations management from the University of Arkansas.

Kathlin McLaughlin
Kathleen McLaughlin | Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc.; President, Walmart Foundation

Kathleen joined Walmart in 2013 and before that she had worked for more than 20 years for McKinsey & Company. She was recognized by Fortune as one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Boston University, as well as a Master of Arts in politics, philosophy and economics from Balliol College at Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Dwayne Milum
Dwayne Milum | Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive

Dwayne Milum leads the global internal audit function for Walmart. He has served at Walmart for 18 years in different financial leadership roles. Dwayne graduated summa cum laude with a BBA from Southern Methodist University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Matt Miner
Matt Miner | Executive Vice President and Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Matt is responsible for overseeing Walmart’s multi-disciplinary ethics and compliance program and team. He has previously served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the DOJ. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Cincinnati and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Nuala O'Connor
Nuala O’Connor | Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Digital Citizenship

Nuala leads Walmart’s Digital Citizenship organization, advancing the ethical and responsible use of data and technology. She has served as president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology before joining Walmart. Nuala has a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.Ed. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Allyson Park
Allyson Park | Chief Communications Officer, Walmart

Allyson is responsible for developing a world class communication function to advance Walmart’s reputation and support its business strategy. She has also worked previously as the chief corporate affairs officer for Yum! Brands, Inc. Allyson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Florida.

Lance de la Rosa
Lance de la Rosa | Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Sam’s Club

Lance joined Walmart 32 years ago. He is responsible for the operations of nearly 600 Sam’s Clubs in the US and Puerto Rico. Lance earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from East Tennessee State University.

Steve Schmitt
Steve Schmitt | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walmart U.S.

Steve has financial responsibility for the Walmart U.S. P&L. He has earlier worked for Yum Brands!. Steve earned a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Indiana University Southeast.

Christopher Shryock
Christopher Shryock | Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Sam’s Club

Christopher is responsible for human resource management at Sam’s Club. He earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Xavier University and a Master of Arts in industrial/organizational psychology from Hofstra University.

Kieran Shanahan
Kieran Shanahan | Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S.

Kieran is responsibility for all aspects of Walmart’s U.S. Store Operations and Supply Chain He joined Walmart more than 25 years ago and Sam’s Club in 2022. Kieran is a graduate of the Nottingham Trent University Law School. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development.

Brian Setzer
Brian Setzer| Executive Vice President, Health & Wellness, Walmart U.S.

Brian leads the retail pharmacy, optical and healthcare delivery lines of businesses operating in Walmart’s U.S. supercenters and neighborhood markets. He has a master’s in business administration from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Tennessee. Brian joined Walmart in 2021.

Tim Simmons
Tim Simmons | Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Walmart International

Tim’s responsibilities include establishing a world-class product management and design capability and accelerating development of technology solutions across all markets. Tim has an Associate of Arts degree from Snow College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, and an MBA and Master of International Studies from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

Omer Tore
Omer Tore | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walmart International

Omer and his team are responsible for longer term, profitable and sustainable growth of Walmart International across all markets. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Music from Macalester College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Hari Vasudev
Hari Vasudev | Executive Vice President, Health & Wellness, Walmart U.S.

Hari oversees the building and deployment of scalable capabilities and systems to be leveraged across Walmart. He is focused on scaling organizational efficiency by enhancing technology. Hari holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University and has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Deborah Vaughn
Deborah Vaughn | Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel for Walmart International and Global Sourcing

Deborah Vaugh is the leader of the Walmart International legal team and ensures compliance across the international markets where the company operates. Deborah received her Master of Laws from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Hertfordshire in England

Srini Venkatesan
Srini Venkatesan | Executive Vice President, Walmart U.S. Omni Platforms and Tech

Srini Venkatesan’s team facilitates the digital and physical orchestration of items for the Walmart+ member and customer experiences, as well as enables Walmart’s global Marketplace, omni supply chain, transportation, merchandising and stores. He has worked for Yahoo and Marketo before joining Walmart. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bharathiar University.

Emma Waddell
Emma Waddell | Senior Vice President and U.S. Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Emma leads Walmart’s multi-disciplinary ethics and compliance program and team for Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club. She has worked for SunTrust Bank and JPMorgan Chase & Co. before joining Walmart in 2019. She earned her master’s degree in business from the University of South Carolina and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University.