Experts : Executives

John Mackey

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer to a $15.7 billion Fortune 500 company with more than 460 stores and 87,000 team members in three countries.

A.C. Gallo

President and Chief Operating Officer

At an early age, A.C. Gallo was taught to appreciate food and the art of food presentation.

Glenda Flanagan

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Since joining Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) as Chief Financial Officer in 1988, Glenda Flanagan has played a major role in the development of the company, which went public in 1992 and has grown from six stores in the late 1980s, to 450 stores and more than $15 billion in sales today.

David Lannon

Executive Vice President of Operations

A supermarket industry veteran of more than 20 years, David Lannon began his career in the Boston area in produce with Bread & Circus in 1986, working his way up to director of operations.

Kenneth J. Meyer

Executive Vice President of Operations

Ken Meyer is the executive vice president of operations at Whole Foods Market.  His responsibilities include overseeing day-to-day operations, development, design, and innovations in existing stores and stores in the pipeline.

Jim Sud

Executive Vice President, Growth and Business Development

Jim Sud is the executive vice president of growth and business development at Whole Foods Market.  As a member of the company’s executive leadership team, his responsibilities include all areas related to company growth, including real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and business development opportunities.

Jason Buechel

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Jason Buechel, executive vice president and chief information officer, is responsible for all aspects of information technology at Whole Foods Market. A member of the company’s executive leadership team, he oversees the global technology team in Austin, Texas and the company’s twelve regional offices located across the United States and in the United Kingdom.