John Mackey

John Mackey

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, has built the natural and organic grocer from a single store in Austin, Texas in 1978, into a Fortune 500 company, which went public in 1992, and was purchased by Amazon in 2017. Today Whole Foods Market is a top U.S. supermarket with more than 500 … Continued

Bill Jordan

Bill Jordan

Senior Vice President, Operations

Bill Jordan has worked in the natural foods industry since 1985. Bill grew up in Southern California and began working as a courtesy clerk at Mrs. Gooch’s, a business Whole Foods Market acquired in 1993. Bill has served as an Associate Store Team Leader, a regional Grocery Coordinator, and most recently as a Regional Vice … Continued

Christina Minardi

Christina Minardi

Executive Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice President Growth and Development

As the EVP of Growth and Development, Christina draws upon her experience and passion for innovation to oversee the company’s real estate, construction, store design and several strategic growth initiatives. Her connection to food began as a child at Minardi’s Bakery of Paterson, New Jersey; the family-owned bakery where she experienced firsthand the hard work that … Continued

Jason Buechel

Jason Buechel

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Jason Buechel provides operational leadership over Whole Foods Market’s 525+ locations across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition, Buechel oversees the company’s technology, supply chain and distribution, cross-functional business integration and Team Member Services (HR) functions. Upon the retirement of John Mackey – Whole Foods Market’s Co-Founder and current … Continued

Keith Manbeck

Keith Manbeck

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer

As CFO and CAO for Whole Foods Market Keith Manbeck oversees many functions of the business, including finance and accounting, legal, risk & compliance, as well as Amazon integration. Prior to joining Whole Foods Market in 2017, Manbeck spent 25 years gaining leadership experience at companies including PepsiCo and Nike. At PepsiCo he rose through … Continued

Sonya Gafsi Oblisk Forbes

Sonya Gafsi Oblisk

Chief Marketing Officer

Sonya Gafsi Oblisk is a seasoned business leader with nearly 20 years of experience in retail & consumer goods marketing and brand management. As Chief Marketing Officer, Sonya leads marketing, merchandising, communications, e-commerce, enterprise analytics and business planning for the company as well as oversees product management at Whole Foods Market. Sonya is passionate about putting the company’s customers … Continued