Former Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
An investor, mentor, and advisor to the next generation of American food companies, the former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, Walter Robb, has a long and varied entrepreneurial history, ranging from natural food retailer to farmer to consultant. Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 after selling his local grocery store to the company, joining the team as a local owner and operator before moving up the chain of command. He was named President and Co-CEO and joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors. In 2017, Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.
Robb has now transitioned his leadership focus to mentoring and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs through the creation of Stonewall Robb Advisors. Robb brings his considerable experience and network to each new project, and organizations of all sizes can benefit from his passionate approach to leadership and purpose-driven business.
Robb was inducted into the World Retail Congress Hall of Fame, which honors retail’s most influential representatives whose ideas have shaped retailing through the businesses and brands they have created, or by their skills in running the retail industry’s giants.
Having worked with probably 100 paid speakers over the years, Walter was probably the best prepared speaker we have had and very engaged with our audience! Would recommend 100%.