Staples, Inc. has appointed Jeff Hall to the newly created role of chief administrative officer (CAO) and vice-chairman.
In this new role, Hall will oversee finance, strategic planning, corporate development, investor relations, real estate, customer service and high-growth markets, and will report directly to Shira Goodman, Staples’ CEO and president.
“Jeff has a proven track record of helping transform companies in challenging industries, and of creating value for customers and shareholders,” says Goodman. “In this new position, he will lead critical functions supporting Staples as we continue to execute our 20/20 transformation strategy.”
“I’m excited to join Staples in this new role,” says Hall. “Staples is an iconic brand and company that started an entire industry. Staples is already one of the largest e-commerce companies in North America, and with its strong delivery business and retail, I believe it has all the right assets to be successful in the long-term.”
Hall joins Staples from SunEdison Semiconductor, where, for the past three years, he served as CFO and executive vice-president of finance and administration, responsible for finance, information technology, and human resources. In that role, he oversaw both a successful IPO and a significant transformation of the company.
Prior to that, Hall was executive vice-president and CFO at Express Scripts, where he helped drive the growth of the company from $20 billion in revenue to a $100 billion leader in pharmacy benefit management services through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.