John Furner serves as president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., where he is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of more than 4,700 stores and more than 1 million associates.
From 2017-2019, John served as president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club. During his time as CEO, Sam’s Club had 11 consecutive quarters of positive sales comps, while increasing memberships.
John started with Walmart as an hourly associate in 1993, at Store 100 in Bentonville, Arkansas. He has held important roles throughout the company, including assistant store manager, store manager, district manager, buyer, regional general manager, divisional merchandising manager, VP of global sourcing, general merchandise manager, head of marketing and merchandising for Walmart China based in Shenzhen, and chief merchant for Sam’s Club.
He serves on the boards of directors for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and National Retail Federation.
John has a bachelor of science in marketing management from the University of Arkansas.
John Furner talks to an associate in the clubPhoto by Marc F. Henning John Furner, President and CEO of Sam's Club, on May 13, 2019, in Bentonville, Ark.MARC F. HENNING/MARC F. HENNING PHOTOGRAPHY
John Furner standing in Sam's Club in front of orangesJohn Furner standing in Sam's Club in front of oranges