Ashley Buchanan is executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Sam’s Club. In this position, Ashley oversees all of merchandising for Sam’s Club, including global sourcing, packaging and private brands.

Ashley most recently served as senior vice president of packaged goods for Walmart U.S. He joined Walmart in 2007 as director of innovations, Walmart U.S. Division. He was promoted to senior director of Innovations in 2008, and in May 2010, he was promoted to vice president of innovations. Over the last six years, Ashley has been serving in various leadership roles within the Food Division for Walmart U.S.

Prior to joining Walmart, Ashley held multiple finance positions at Dell and worked five years in retail consulting for Accenture.

Ashley earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and real estate as well as a master of business administration from Baylor University.