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Directors and Executive Officers

Executive Officers

Ronald L. SargentChairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ronald L. Sargent
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Sargent has served as Chairman since March 2005, as Chief Executive Officer since February 2002 and as a Director since 1999. Prior to that, he served in various capacities since joining Staples in March 1989, including President from November 1998 to January 2006, Chief Operating Officer from November 1998 to February 2002, President—North American Operations from October 1997 to Nov... 
Christine T.  KomolaChief Financial Officer
Christine T.  Komola
Chief Financial Officer


Ms. Komola has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 2012. Prior to that, she served as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from July 2004 to January 2012. She also served as the Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for furniture from January 2002 to July 2004. She has also held other roles within Staples since joining in Apri... 

Joseph G. DoodyVice Chairman
Joseph G. Doody
Vice Chairman


Mr. Doody has served as Vice Chairman since February 2014. Previously, Mr. Doody served as President, North American Commercial since January 2013 and as President, Staples North American Delivery since March 2002. Prior to that, he served as President, Staples Contract & Commercial since November 1998, when he first joined Staples.

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John WilsonPresident, International Operations and Head of Global Transformation
John Wilson
President, International Operations and Head of Global Transformation


Mr. Wilson has served as President, International Operations and Transformation since January 2016. Previously, he served as President, Staples Europe since September 2012. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Wilson served as President and General Partner of Hyannis Port Capital from 2001 to 2011. Before founding Hyannis Port Capital, he held several other executive positions, including Chief Ope... 
Michael WilliamsGeneral Counsel and Secretary
Michael Williams
General Counsel and Secretary


Mr. Williams has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since December 2014, and previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since November 2012. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Williams served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sony Electronics, Inc., a consumer electronics company, from March 2004 to October 2012... 
Shira  GoodmanPresident, North America Operations
Shira  Goodman
President, North America Operations


Ms. Goodman has served as President, North America Operations since January 2016. Previously, she served as President, North American Contract since February 2014, Executive Vice President of Global Growth since February 2012, Executive Vice President of Human Resources from March 2009, and Executive Vice President of Marketing since May 2001. Prior to that, she served in various capacities sinc... 

Directors

Basil L. AndersonChief Executive Officer, Anderson Investments
Basil L. Anderson
Chief Executive Officer, Anderson Investments


Mr. Anderson has served on the Staples Board since 1997, when he joined as an independent director. In 2001, he was asked to join the management team as our Vice Chairman to assist the then-CEO in the transformation of the company. Mr. Anderson was a key player in the development of a new strategy that led to expansion of the Contract business, the creation of our own brand products a... 
Drew G. FaustPresident, Harvard University
Drew G. Faust
President, Harvard University


Dr. Faust is the 28th President of Harvard University. Leading up to her appointment as President in 2007, Dr. Faust served as the Founding Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study charged with integrating the former Radcliffe College into Harvard University following the merger in 1999. Before Harvard, Dr. Faust served as the Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pe... 
Paul-Henri FerrandVice President, Google, Inc.
Paul-Henri Ferrand
Vice President, Google, Inc.


Mr. Ferrand has served as Vice President and Sector Lead, U.S. Services and Distribution Sector, of Google, Inc., a global provider of internet related services and products, since May 2014. In his role as the head of Google’s largest customer sector ($4 billion), Mr. Ferrand leads performance-based advertising sales and related analytics, with teams in the following sub-sectors: ... 
Kunal S. KamlaniPresident, ESL Investments, Inc.
Kunal S. Kamlani
President, ESL Investments, Inc.


Mr. Kamlani is President, ESL Investments, Inc., and has served in this position since March 2016. Prior to ESL, he was Chief Executive Officer of CASP Advisors, an independent advisory firm founded in 2015, which focuses on brand extension strategies, infrastructure development and mergers & acquisitions in the global cruise industry. Mr. Kamlani previously served as President and Chief... 
Carol MeyrowitzExecutive Chairman, The TJX Companies, Inc.
Carol Meyrowitz
Executive Chairman, The TJX Companies, Inc.


Ms. Meyrowitz has served as Executive Chairman of The TJX Companies, Inc., a retailer of apparel and home fashions, since February 2016 and has been a director of TJX since 2006. Ms. Meyrowitz was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TJX from June 2015 to January 2016, Chief Executive Officer from January 2007 until June 2015, President of TJX from October... 
Rowland T. MoriartyChairman of the Board, Charles River Associates
Rowland T. Moriarty
Chairman of the Board, Charles River Associates


Dr. Moriarty has served as Chairman of the Board of CRA International, Inc., a worldwide economic and business consulting firm, since May 2002 and as Vice Chairman since 1992. Previously, he was a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Dr. Moriarty has served as a consultant to more than 75 companies worldwide. Dr. Moriarty is a renowned expert and author on ... 
Ronald L. SargentChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Staples, Inc.
Ronald L. Sargent
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Staples, Inc.


Mr. Sargent has served as Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc. since 2002 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Staples since 2005. Previously, Mr. Sargent served in various positions at Staples since joining the company in 1989, including President of Staples, Inc. from 1998 to 2006, Chief Operating Officer of Staples.com from 1998 to 2002, President of Staples Contract & Commercial from 19... 
Robert  SulenticPresident and Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Group, Inc.
Robert  Sulentic
President and Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Group, Inc.


Mr. Sulentic has served as Chief Executive Officer of CBRE, Inc., a global commercial real estate services company, since 2012 and President since 2010. Mr. Sulentic also has been a member of the CBRE Board since 2012. He previously served as President of the Development Services business from 2006 to 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer and Group President, each from 2009 until 2010. I... 
Raul VazquezDirector and Chief Executive Officer, Oportun
Raul Vazquez
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Oportun


Mr. Vazquez has served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Progreso Financiero, soon to be known as Oportun, a financial services company serving the needs of the growing Hispanic market, since 2012. Previously, Mr. Vazquez served as Executive Vice President of Global E-commerce at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in 2011 and as Executive Vice President and President of Wal-Mart West at W... 
Vijay  VishwanathPartner, Bain & Company
Vijay  Vishwanath
Partner, Bain & Company


Mr. Vishwanath has been a Partner at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, since 1993 and is a leader in Bain’s consumer products practice. Mr. Vishwanath first joined Bain in 1986, after working at Procter & Gamble. In his position at Bain, Mr. Vishwanath has counseled numerous Fortune 500 companies on consumer product and brand strategy, as well as marketing. Additionally, h... 
Paul F. WalshSenior Managing Director, Calera Capital
Paul F. Walsh
Senior Managing Director, Calera Capital


Mr. Walsh has served as a Senior Managing Director of Calera Capital, a private equity firm, since September 2015, and was an Operating Partner of, and outside resource to, Calera Capital since 2008. Mr. Walsh serves on the board of directors of Transaction Services Group, a Calera Capital portfolio company. Before Calera, Mr. Walsh was the Chairman and CEO of eFunds Corporation from 2002 t... 
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