Experts : Executives

John Mackey

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer as it has grown from a single store in Austin, Texas, founded in 1978, to a $12.9 billion Fortune 300 company, and a top U.S. supermarket with more than 380 stores and 84,000 team members worldwide.

Walter Robb

Co-Chief Executive Officer

With a long and varied entrepreneurial history in natural foods ranging from retailer to farmer to consultant, Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and in 2010, was named co-CEO along with John Mackey at which time he joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors.

A.C. Gallo

President and Chief Operating Officer

From 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

Glenda Flanagan began her career at Whole Foods Market in 1988. During her tenure as CFO, she has played a major role in the growth of the company as it has grown from six stores in the ‘80s to more than 400 stores 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 joined Whole Foods Market when Whole Foods Market acquired Fresh Fields in January 1996.

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. His responsibilities include all areas related to the growth of the company, including real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and business development opportunities.