Doug Degn brings 32 years of experience in retail, consumer packaged goods, healthcare and pharmacy. During his 24 years with Walmart, Degn built deep relationships with senior executives across a wide range of companies (CPG, electronics, food, consumables, general merchandise) and helped Walmart gain access to the vast resources within the supplier community. Degn is routinely engaged in retail/supplier consulting and advises many Fortune 500 companies.
Degn retired as executive vice president of food, consumables, and hardlines merchandising for Walmart in 2007. He began his career at Walmart in 1983 as a pharmacist and held leadership positions in pharmacy operations and systems, specialty groups and merchandising. Degn served on Walmart’s executive committee from 2000 until his retirement.
Degn received the prestigious Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1997 while at Walmart. The recipient of this award is chosen by the Walton Family and the award is the highest recognition given in the company. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the entrepreneurial skills that Sam Walton demonstrated throughout his life.