Rollin Ford is executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart). He leads Walmart’s global sourcing, global business processes, global shared services, corporate transformation, information systems division and global customer insights. He was appointed to the role in February of 2012.
As CAO, Rollin leads a highly effective team that is focused on leveraging capability across the company to ensure we create value for our customers around the world and deliver on Walmart’s mission of “saving people money so they can live better”.
Rollin’s previous position was executive vice president and chief information officer for Walmart, overseeing the company’s strategic outlook and execution of all applications and infrastructure worldwide. He led the company’s global information systems division through a redesign of tools and capability as the company quickly grew in many markets around the world.
Prior to that, he was executive vice president of logistics and supply chain, leading the division through a very high growth period for the company, advancing the general merchandise capability and developing the grocery supply chain for the company. He joined Walmart in 1983 and worked his way up through the logistics organization, leading the global supply chain, distribution, transportation and administrative divisions.
Rollin serves on the boards of directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, John Brown University and Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas. He is also a member of the GS1 management board.
Rollin graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Ind., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and systems analysis.