Office Depot Names Johansson Chief Strategy Officer
Apr 3, 2014
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Retailer Office Depot appointed Juliet Johansson to be Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately. Johansson is a member of the retailer's executive committee and reports to Chairman and CEO Roland Smith.

Office Depot, Inc., is an office products retailer that was formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax.

Smith said of Johansson: "Her proven track record of developing and implementing strategy in diverse business environments gives me great confidence that she will be instrumental in our work to identify exciting new growth opportunities."

Johansson’s background includes a decade of strategic advisory experience with premier firms McKinsey & Company and The Blackstone Group. During her eight year tenure with McKinsey, Johansson advised C-level executives in the retail, consumer products, fast food and high technology sectors as Associate Principal and co-leader of the Sales and Marketing Practice. From McKinsey, she joined Ryder System, where she spent five years in senior roles responsible for strategy, national sales and marketing.

Most recently Johansson served as Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Business for dental implant manufacturer Biomet 3i, a company she advised during her time with Blackstone.

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