Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer for Whole Foods Market, Jason Buechel is responsible for retail and store operations for the company’s 500+ locations across the U.S., Canada and U.K., in addition to supply chain/distribution, retail operational support, technology and human resources/team member services. He was named COO in 2019.
Joining the company in 2013, Buechel previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, overseeing all aspects of information technology and ushering in large-scale IT initiatives that played a critical role in the growth of the business. Buechel’s responsibilities expanded in 2015 when he joined the Executive Team, providing leadership over cross-functional business integration and transformation efforts.
Prior to Whole Foods Market, Buechel served as the Managing Director/Partner within Accenture’s Retail Operations Practice, where he worked with leading retailers on strategic transformation.
Buechel has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is an avid runner, hiker and traveler.