Hertz appoints former Sam's Club/Walmart exec chief retail operations officer

ESTERO, Fla. - 

Hertz Global Holdings announced Wednesday that Paul Stone will join the company on March 6 to serve as executive vice president and chief retail operations officer, North America.

Stone, who began his career at Sam's Club/ Walmart as a store manager before transitioning to Western U.S. divisional senior vice president, brings more than 30 years of operational expertise from leadership roles with both Sam's Club/Walmart and Cabela's.

At Sam's Club/Walmart, Stone led operations for over 200 locations with more than 30,000 employees as Western U.S. divisional senior vice president.

"Paul is a proven leader with experience from arguably the top retailer (Walmart) and has success driving process excellence, developing top talent and building high-performing teams," Hertz president and chief executive officer Kathryn Marinello said in a news release announcing Stone’s appointment. "His sincere passion for people and his depth of operations expertise will be a tremendous asset to our already strong bench of talent."

Stone most recently served as senior VP and chief retail officer at Cabela's. In addition to strategy, he was tasked with providing service, people development and full-scale retail operations leadership.


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