President, Northeast Region
Nicole Wescoe began her career with Whole Foods Market in 1993 as a team leader in the bakery, specialty and grocery departments at stores in the Mid-Atlantic region. She worked her way up to Associate Store Team Leader and Store Team Leader before relocating to the Northeast region, where she spent six years as Regional Vice President. Nicole returned to the Mid-Atlantic in 2013 to serve as Executive Coordinator and then Regional Vice President, overseeing 15 new stores, four relocations and 10 renovations during her leadership tenure in the two regions.
President, South Region
Bobby Turner joined Whole Foods Market in 1993. He is a professional in the Natural and Organic industry, with 20+ years of experience in retail operations, supply chain management, and supplier relations. Previous to his current position, he held several managerial positions within Whole Foods Market, and most recently was Vice President of Purchasing and Distribution in the Midwest Region, overseeing eight states and a Canadian Province.
Senior Vice President of Global Culinary Procurement and Operations
Jeff Turnas is Senior Vice President of Global Culinary Procurement and Operations for Whole Foods Market. In this role, Jeff oversees the company’s Global Prepared Foods and Bakery teams and programs. He works closely with merchandising, operations and regional leaders to help articulate and execute a unified Prepared Foods and Bakery strategy for the entire company. With more than 20 years of experience at Whole Foods Market, Jeff has leadership experience in five different regions, with a varied background in both operations and product buying and sourcing.
President, Midwest Region
David Schwartz is Regional President for Whole Foods Market’s Midwest Region. He has more than 25 years of experience in various roles at Whole Foods Market. Before becoming Regional President of the Midwest in 2019, David was Vice President of Prime Now Operations. He also previously served as Regional Vice President for the Florida and Midwest Regions. David started his career with Whole Foods Market as a Store Manager for Fresh Fields (now Whole Foods Market) and held store leadership positions at a number of Whole Foods Market stores across the country.
President, Southwest Region
Matt Ray is Regional President for Whole Foods Market’s Southwest Region. Starting as a Grocery Associate Team Leader in the Academy store in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Matt has nearly two decades of experience in various roles at Whole Foods Market.
Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer
Arun Rajan is Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Whole Foods Market. Inspired by how the right technology can solve business problems, power growth and increase efficiency, Arun has built a career helping some of the world’s leading retail and consumer companies unleash their full potential through cutting-edge technology.
President, Florida Region
Juan Núñez has spent his career in natural and organic foods beginning with Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Foods in California in 1982. He has been with Whole Foods Market since 1993 when the company acquired Mrs. Gooch’s, where he was regional operations director. He has held various positions with Whole Foods Market, including store team leader, director of store operations in the Southern California Region, and vice president of the Southwest Region
President, Pacific Northwest Region
Angela Lorenzen is the Regional President for Whole Foods Market’s Pacific Northwest region where she oversees stores in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. She began her career in the natural foods industry more than 25 years ago in her hometown of Petaluma, CA. Since joining Whole Foods Market in 2000, she’s served in a wide range of positions at every level of the company, beginning as a part-time grocery team member and moving into store leadership. She joined the Northern California regional team as an Executive Coordinator and later served as their Vice President of Operations. Angela’s also been recognized as a Whole Foods Market Global All-Star by the company.
President, Rocky Mountain Region
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 President of Operations and Purchasing for 16 years in the Southern Pacific region.
President , Northern California Region
Omar Gaye is Regional President of Whole Foods Market’s Northern California Region where he oversees stores in California and Nevada. Before this role, Omar was president of Whole Foods Market’s Southwest Region for two years and the South Region for five years. He started his career with Whole Foods Market in 1992 as a dishwasher and sandwich maker at Fresh Fields (now Whole Foods Market) in Tyson’s Corner, Va. Over his 25-year Whole Foods Market career, he has worked in 10 stores, served as store team leader in five and has been a leader in three regions.
Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Perishables
Karen Christensen is Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Perishables for Whole Foods Market. Karen joined Whole Foods Market in 1998. For six years before becoming SVP, Karen served as the Regional Vice President of Whole Foods Market’s Northern California Region. She originally started as a Regional Produce Buyer and quickly made her way to roles like Regional Produce Coordinator, Global Produce Buyer, and Global Produce Coordinator.
President, Southern Pacific Region
Patrick Bradley has over 30 years experience within the natural foods and grocery industry, 25 of those years with Whole Foods Market. His passion for food, innovation, creativity and retail excellence have contributed to the on-going success of Whole Foods Market. His career began while working for Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Foods Market which was acquired by Whole Foods Market in 1993.
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Retail Operations
Bart Beilman is Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Retail Operations for Whole Foods Market, joining the company in 2005 as the Global Vice President of Distribution and moved into his new role after years of continuous improvement of our distribution network and working on instituting processes for our retail stores. Bart is a visionary and action-oriented leader with a passion for people and operational growth.
President, Mid Atlantic Region
Scott Allshouse’s career in the grocery industry has spanned three decades, beginning at age 15. An alumnus of Penn State University, Allshouse began his career with Whole Foods Market as the store team leader at the Marlton, NJ store. From there, he moved up to director of operations for the Mid Atlantic region. In 2002, … Continued