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Tom Leech

Walmart U.S.
Senior Vice President of Global Food and Consumables Sourcing
Tom Leech is Senior Vice President of Global Food Sourcing and Private Brands for Walmart U.S.  The Global Food Sourcing organization operates in eleven office across North, Central and South America with responsibilities for regional and local produce sourcing, commodity and ingredient sourcing, the end-to-end produce supply chain, and produce planning.  The Private Brands organization has end-to-end responsibility for Walmart’s private brands including product development, quality control, and packaging.
Prior to joining Walmart in 2011, Tom was Senior Vice President at Daymon Worldwide where he worked for 17 years.  During this time he held various leadership roles where he worked with retailers and suppliers across North America and Asia Pacific focused largely on Private Brand development.  Tom also had responsibility for leading teams focused on new business development, brand strategy, brand execution, category management, strategic sourcing, and product development.
Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and a MBA in international marketing and finance from the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon.