As president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., John Furner oversees the strategic direction and performance of more than 4,700 stores and more than 1 million associates. Furner previously served as president/CEO of Sam’s Club from 2017-2019. Under his direction as CEO, Sam’s Club totaled 11 consecutive quarters of positive sales growth while increasing membership numbers.
Furner started with Walmart as an hourly associate in 1993 at Store 100 in Bentonville. He has held a wide range of diverse and important roles in the company including assistant store manager, store manager, district manager, buyer, regional general manager, divisional merchandising manager, vice president of global sourcing, general merchandise manager, head of marketing and merchandising for Walmart China and chief merchant for Sam’s Club.
Furner currently serves on the boards of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and National Retail Federation. Furner holds a bachelor of science in marketing management from the University of Arkansas.