Executive Vice President of Operations
Christina Minardi was born in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in a bakery that has been run by her family since 1927. She continued her family tradition and passion for food by always cooking and creating new recipes, and of course, sharing it with her friends and family. Her passion for food brought her to Whole Foods Market where she worked her way from assistant store team leader, to store team leader, to regional vice president, and now is the Northeast regional president overseeing Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey (excluding Marlton and Princeton). Minardi previously served as the Northeast regional president, overseeing 40 stores in three states. Previously, Christina oversaw all functions of the Northeast region, including store operations, purchasing, marketing, team member services, real estate development, and store design. In her current role as executive vice president of operations, Christina leads four regions while co-leading the integration with Amazon, re-imagining the customer experience and driving e-commerce initiatives, among other key store and regional programs.