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Report: Walmart realigns leadership to blend online and stores


Walmart has made some big changes in its executive ranks, bringing together management of its Web and retail teams.

The changes, which the chain has not officially announced, come on the heels of media reports that Karenann Terrell would step down as CIO of Wal-Mart Stores on Feb. 24. As reported by, Walmart’s executive realignment includes the following:

• Jeremy King, previously chief technology officer of Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce operation, has been appointed executive VP and U.S. chief technology officer and global platforms. He will lead U.S. technology, both in stores and online.

• Tony Rogers, Walmart U.S. chief marketing officer, will now lead marketing over Walmart's stores, and

• Clay Johnson, CIO for GE Power, Wal-Mart, has been named to the new position of enterprise chief information officer, and will focus on lowering costs, leveraging the retailer's scale, cybersecurity and the associate experience.

• Nate Faust, co-founder and formerly COO at, has been moved to the role of senior VP for U.S. eCommerce and supply chain for Walmart U.S.

• Liza Landsman, chief customer officer of, was promoted to president the unit.

• Michael Bender, the e-commerce division’s chief operating officer, is leaving the company.

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