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 to a $14 billion Fortune 500 company with more than 400 stores and 87,000 team members in three countries.

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, co-CEO, joined Whole Foods Market in 1991.

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

Glenda Flanagan joined Whole Foods Market as chief financial officer in 1988. During her tenure, she has played a major role in the growth of the company as it has expanded 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 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.