Global Beverage Buyer
Doug has acquired a rarefied view of the world of buying and selling wine from living in California wine country, traveling to every major wine region of the world, attending wine expositions, blending wines with winemakers, designing wine labels, sitting on wine panels, speaking at wine and beverage conferences, doing media interviews and connecting with our customers via social media and in stores.
Master Sommelier and Associate Global Beverage Buyer
Devon became a Master Sommelier in 2011.
Seafood Quality Standards Coordinator
Carrie Brownstein develops standards to guide seafood purchasing for the Company’s stores throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK.
Global Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Jason Buechel, global vice president and chief information officer, is responsible for all aspects of information technology at Whole Foods Market. A member of the company’s global 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.
Global Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Jeannine is responsible for all of Whole Foods Market’s marketing, advertising and reputation management activities, and is at the helm of the company’s first national brand campaign.
Global Quality Standards Coordinator
Joe is responsible for developing and maintaining standards for natural food, body care and food policy issues, including organic agriculture and genetically engineered crops.
Executive Director, Whole Journeys
As a professional in the Adventure/Experiential Travel industry for more than two decades, Kathy has guided small group tours for active adults worldwide.
Global Vice President of Team Member Services
Mark Ehrnstein has served as global vice president of team member services (HR) at Whole Foods Market since 2009.
Registered Dietitian, Exclusive and Store Brands
Allison Enke is passionate about providing consumers with healthy, compliant, high quality natural and organic products.
Whole Kids Foundation President & Executive Director
Nona has a longstanding passion for improving the experience of children’s education, which she has married with the importance of nutrition and access to healthy food choices through Whole Kids Foundation, the newest philanthropic endeavor of Whole Foods Market.
Executive Global Whole Body Coordinator
Maren oversees the purchasing of personal care products and supplements for the company’s beauty and wellness programs.
Senior Program Manager, Local Producer Loan Program
Erin Harper oversees Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to small producers and farmers.
Vice President of Procurement – Perishables
Edmund LaMacchia joined Whole Foods Market in 1990, bringing a personal commitment to environmental change through the progress of organic agriculture.
Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering and Energy Management
As the global leader of sustainable engineering and energy management, Kathy Loftus is in charge of coordinating sustainability programs, including overall company impact reporting.
Global Private Label Coordinator
A 15-year veteran at Whole Foods Market, Mitch Madoff oversees the company’s private label brands, including Whole Foods Market™, 365 Everyday Value®, Engine 2 Plant-Strong®, Whole Paws® and Whole Catch®.
Global Animal Production and Welfare Coordinator
Anne Malleau is responsible for implementing Whole Foods Market’s animal welfare initiatives, including the launch of Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating program in the company’s U.S. and Canadian stores.
Global associate perishables coordinator
His more than 25 years at Whole Foods Market in the produce department make him a walking produce encyclopedia.
Global Seafood Buyer
David Pilat has accumulated a wealth of seafood knowledge and experience having worked in several stores, four regions, and Whole Foods Market’s own seafood processing facility in Pigeon Cove based in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Global Produce Coordinator
Matt works on standards and sourcing for the Whole Foods Market produce team supporting policy and compliance on social, environmental and food safety issues.
President and Executive Director, Whole Planet Foundation
Philip is the President and Executive Director of Whole Planet Foundation, overseeing operations, programmatic direction and financial management.
Senior Global Chef
Derek’s experience includes many years as chef/consultant for an international Tibetan Buddhist monastery, restaurateur, caterer, vegan organic farmer, food designer, consultant, food writer and educator of vegan, vegetarian and animal-based cuisines.
Global Executive Grocery Coordinator
Errol Schweizer has been with Whole Foods Market for more than 12 years and has worked in grocery leadership roles at all levels. As Whole Foods Market’s executive global grocery coordinator, he has helped bring more than 6,000 culinary finds to the U.S. marketplace. Schweizer and team continue to lead the charge on ethical sourcing and product innovation by expanding the company’s selection of fair trade, organic and non-GMO-verified products.
Culinary Content Editor
As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Molly puts her food fascination to work as the Culinary Content Editor for Whole Foods Market, coordinating the creation and curation of editorial culinary content—primarily recipes—for the website, videos, email newsletter campaigns, social media channels and more.
Global Vice President of Procurement – Non-Perishables
Jim Speirs grew up and worked in virtually every capacity of a Southern California family-owned supermarket chain.
Global Cheese Buyer
Cathy Strange joined Whole Foods Market in 1990 and has a wealth of food industry experience and expertise.
Executive Partnership Development and Internal Programs Director, Whole Planet Foundation
Joy joined Whole Foods Market in 2000 and Whole Planet Foundation in 2006. She develops strategic partnerships, fundraises for microcredit, and connects Whole Foods Market shoppers, suppliers and team members to Whole Planet Foundation.
Global Lifestyle Buyer
Jeanne has a wealth of knowledge about beauty and lifestyle, and oversees the purchasing of lifestyle items for the department.
Gluten-Free Bakehouse Team Leader
Lee Tobin works diligently to ensure that Whole Foods Market has the ability to provide amazing gluten-free products that customers can enjoy with confidence.
Global Quality Standards Coordinator
Jody Villecco is responsible for researching, coordinating and maintaining the Quality Standards at Whole Foods Market.
Global Meat Buyer
Theo’s passion for quality meats; intricate knowledge of raising practices, cuts and preparation techniques; and his dedication to the art of a centuries-old craft has made him a highly-sought national expert.
Global Vice President of Quality Standards
Margaret is one of the Company’s original team members, joining Whole Foods Market in 1981, and has worked closely with key domestic and international organizations including the USDA, the EPA, Organic Trade Association, and the Marine Stewardship Council.