|Gerry P. Smith|
Chief Executive Officer
Gerry P. Smith was named Chief Executive Officer of Office Depot, Inc. and a Director in February 2017. Prior to joining Office Depot, Smith served as Executive Vice President of Lenovo Group Ltd. and served in a number of senior executive roles across the business. Gerry joined Lenovo in 2006 and was instrumental in the company’s growth to become the largest personal computer (PC) company. He was also a leader in building the company’s global brand recognition and expansion during the past decade. In his role as Executive Vice President, he was responsible for operations across Lenovo’s global product portfolio. Previously as Chief Operating Officer of the Personal Computing Group and Enterprise Business Group, he led Lenovo to the top position in world-wide PC sales and as President of the Americas, he led Lenovo’s America’s Group to record market share and profits. He also served as Senior Vice President of Lenovo’s Global Supply Chain, where his leadership was recognized by leading research firm, Gartner, in ranking Lenovo’s supply chain among the best in the world.
|N. David Bleisch|
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, and Corporate Secretary
N. David Bleisch was named Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Office Depot, Inc. in September 2017. In this role, Bleisch leads the strategic direction of the legal organization and operations, as well as manages the regulatory and compliance matters for the company. Additionally, he is responsible for Human Resources, Loss Prevention, Real Estate, Construction and Aviation. In August 2018, Bleisch’s title was changed to Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, and Corporate Secretary.
President, Business Solutions Division
Steve Calkins was named President, Business Solutions Division for Office Depot, Inc. in May 2017. In this role, Calkins is responsible for leading the company’s B2B efforts, including the contract sales organization and the Canadian operations.
Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer
Jerri DeVard was named Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Office Depot, Inc. in January 2018. In this role, DeVard leads eCommerce and Customer Service as well as Marketing and Communications. She has company-wide responsibility for improving experiences along the customer journey as Office Depot creates a persistent customer-first mentality across physical and digital channels. Additionally, DeVard is responsible for leading the strategy for furthering the company’s brand positioning as well as driving the growth and implementation of strategic marketing activities that build brand equity and increase market share.
|John W. Gannfors|
Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Supply Chain Officer
John W. Gannfors was named Chief Merchandising and Supply Chain Officer for Office Depot, Inc. in August 2018. In this role, Gannfors is responsible for Office Depot’s overall merchandise strategy and functions including buying, planning, product design and development, as well as strategic sourcing. Additionally, Gannfors leads Office Depot’s Transformation Office and oversees the company’s procurement and supply chain functions. Previously, Gannfors served as Executive Vice President Transformation, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain.
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Todd Hale was named Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Office Depot, Inc. in August 2016. In this role, Hale is responsible for defining the Company’s IT architecture, managing and overseeing IT projects and portfolio decisions, planning and developing applications supporting business operations, and ensuring the security of IT systems and processes. In addition, Hale leads the newly formed Enterprise Portfolio Management Office responsible for facilitating the successful execution of key strategic initiatives.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Joe Lower was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Office Depot, Inc. in January 2018. In this role, Lower is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, as well as managing the tax, internal audit, treasury and investor relations functions.
Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Officer
Kevin Moffitt was named Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Officer for Office Depot, Inc. in January 2018, and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Officer in November 2018. In this role, Moffitt is responsible for reimagining Office Depot’s retail business and collaborating across the executive team to solidify the company’s growth strategy leveraging its retail footprint. Additionally, he is responsible for developing innovative business strategies that tap into our compelling assets to disrupt the market.