Topic: Diversity as a Growth Driver for Business, Community and Life
Speaker: Sandy Douglas, CEO, Staples
As Chief Executive Officer, Sandy Douglas is responsible for leading the Staples’ industry-leading business-to-business Sales, digital and distribution platforms, and ensuring the company delivers exceptional products, services and expertise to its customers. Prior to Staples, he served as President of Coca-Cola North America, where he led the $10 billion revenue business, encompassing all aspects of their consumer and business-to-business operations across North America.
During Sandy’s 30-year tenure at The Coca-Cola Company, he also served as Global Chief Customer Officer, and held a variety of positions across sales and marketing. Mr. Douglas began his career at the Procter & Gamble Company in sales and sales management positions. During the years that Sandy worked in Atlanta, he served on the Boards of Morehouse College, East Lake Foundation and the Atlanta YMCA.
Sandy works in Boston but lives in Atlanta with his wife Jessica and their 6 children and 5 grandchildren.