Building Consumer Retail Strategies with Ted Decker, President & COO of The Home Depot

- Online Zoom Conference



Online Zoom Conference


Join us for the virtual mentorship session with Ted Decker, President & Chief Operating Officer of The Home Depot on Wednesday, January 26th at 1pm EST. We will discuss retail operations and innovation. This session will also explore consumer goods trends & building company culture.

Bring your questions to connect with Ted Decker, grow your network, and make new connections.

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Ted Decker
President & Chief Operating Officer at The Home Depot

Ted Decker is president and chief operating officer of The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In this role, he is responsible for global store operations, global supply chain, outside sales and service, real estate, as well as merchandising, marketing and online strategy, serving Pro and DIY customers across more than 2,200 stores and online.

Previously, Ted served as chief merchant and executive vice president of merchandising for more than six years, where he was responsible for all store and online merchandising departments, merchandising strategy, services and vendor management and in-store environment.

Ted joined The Home Depot in 2000 as director of business valuation. Over the past 20 years, he has held a number of strategic positions across the company including senior director of business valuation, vice president and senior vice president of strategic business development and senior vice president of retail finance.

Before joining the company, Ted worked in business development, strategic planning and finance at Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Scott Paper Co. Prior to that, he held various corporate finance, lending and credit positions at PNC Bank. He has extensive international experience, having lived and worked in England and Australia.

Ted earned a bachelor’s degree in English from The College of William and Mary and a master’s degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Dr. Subhash Makhija
GEP Worldwide at CEO and Co-Founder

As CEO & co-founder, Subhash has led GEP's growth as a rapidly expanding procurement and supply chain solutions innovator, serving a burgeoning roster of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies worldwide. Working closely with the management team, Subhash has helped provide the vision, strategy and leadership that has helped us sustain a corporate growth rate that consistently tops 30-40 percent annually. His focus on nurturing talent and innovation, fostering a cohesive global leadership team, and sustaining the dynamic, client-centric culture has helped GEP become a widely recognized global industry leader. Subhash is passionately committed to building GEP, its solutions portfolio and its people, by helping our customers achieve their strategic, financial and operational goals in new and better ways, and leading the firm to rapid, sustainable growth.

Prior to co-founding GEP, Subhash led strategy, supply chain, procurement and global outsourcing engagements at Accenture.

Subhash has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by EY. He has also been featured in Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine's “Pros to Know” awards and is frequently sought for commentary, insight and analysis from industry media, analysts and research firms. Subhash has several patents to his credit, including an intelligent search-and-match engine for procurement, and a tool for managing multiple auctions. He is an active current member of the Clinton Global Initiative and is a strong proponent of and contributor to GEP’s robust program of corporate social responsibility initiatives, undertaken in communities around Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Subhash has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University, an MBA with highest honors from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. His undergraduate degree is from the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Bombay.

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Andrew Miller
CEO at Stimson Lumber Company


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