Craig Silverman is the executive vice president of Walmart U.S. Merchandise Operations & Innovation. In this role, Craig and his team are responsible for merchandising operations which includes planning, replenishment, pricing, assortment and space, as well as driving innovation with new digital tools, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance our future merchandising decision-making and customer experience.
Craig brings more than 30 years of experience in retail across several areas of expertise including AI, planning, pricing, forecasting, assortment and space. Before joining Walmart, Craig served as CEO of Antuit.ai where he managed a team that provided an AI Demand Platform that optimized and automated merchandising and supply chain decisions, including forecasting, pricing and replenishment for leading retailers and CPG companies. Craig has held several leadership roles where he created, managed and scaled large digital transformational programs and solutions, including leading Global Retail Analytics and e-commerce as a Partner at IBM and Accenture. At Demand Tec, he led the strategy for merchandising optimization solutions across pricing, assortment and customer insights. Craig started his career in retail with Rite-Aid as a District Supervisor.
Craig earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management information systems at the University at Albany – State University of New York.