Success is rooted in the strength of the team. CEO Jason Buechel says this is among the reasons why Whole Foods Market is able to offer a unique shopping experience to its customers. Jason emphasizes the importance of understanding the operations of a business and having a connection to the industry, the customers, and the employees. He shares his advice for aspiring leaders, including his strategies for staying connected to the organization and avoiding an ivory tower effect.
Jason Buechel serves as Chief Executive Officer at Whole Foods Market. Prior to his role as CEO, he served as Chief Operating Officer, providing operational leadership over Whole Foods Market’s 500+ locations across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and overseeing the company’s technology, supply chain and distribution, store real estate and design, and Team Member Services (HR) functions. Jason serves as a champion of Whole Foods Market’s culture and values and is committed to increasing access to local, quality food for the communities it serves.
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