Cultural Innovation & Digital Transformation in Retail & Tech with Best Buy

- Online Zoom Conference



Online Zoom Conference


Join YJP for the virtual mentorship session Mark Irvin, Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Talent Officer at Best Buy on Tuesday, November 23rd at 12pm EST. Best Buy was named one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for innovators and we will discuss how Best Buy is amplifying voices for the next generation of innovators. This session will also explore career, development, DEI strategies & driving company culture.

Bring your questions to connect with Mark Irvin, grow your network, and make new connections.

We greatly appreciate your interest in attending this session. Please read the attendee guidelines below for more information on how to qualify for this session:

  • YJP Sessions are open to professionals with 1-20 years of experience. If you are interested in attending, please apply by clicking the "register" button. A member of our team will review your information and get back to you shortly.
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Mark Irvin
Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Talent Officer at Best Buy

Mark Irvin is the chief inclusion, diversity and talent officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s strategy for creating and sustaining an inclusive work environment for its 100,000 employees. He also oversees all programs aimed at attracting, retaining and growing diverse talent and perspectives.

Mark has spent most of his 30-year career in supply chain leadership. But he has always had a passion for people and development of leaders, dating back to his time as a captain in the U.S. Army.

Most recently, Mark served as Best Buy’s senior vice president of supply chain, overseeing all of the company’s distribution centers. He was instrumental in realigning the company’s supply chain structure to drive innovation and efficiency that have resulted in exceptional customer experiences.

Prior to joining Best Buy in 2013, Mark held a variety of supply chain leadership roles at Target for 11 years, both in the field and at the corporate headquarters. He has also held leadership roles at Cummins Inc., Corporate Express Delivery Systems and Baxter Healthcare.

Mark has a bachelor’s degree from Fisk University in Nashville and an MBA from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He was commissioned through the ROTC program at Vanderbilt University and served in the U.S. Armed Forces for eight years in field medical logistics.

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Jonathan Planté
Director, Business Development at Innocap Investment Management Inc.

Jonathan Planté oversees Business Development & Strategic Marketing at Innocap, a premier managed account platform for institutional investors. He focuses on structuring investment programs by customizing risk, governance, legal and operational frameworks. To develop effective solutions, Jonathan believes in building partnerships that empower clients with control and transparency.

During his 14 years in the alternative investments industry, he has held various roles across North America and Europe in private and public markets. Jonathan holds a graduate degree in Finance from HEC Montréal, a Master’s degree in International Business Development from ESC Saint-Étienne and the CAIA designation. For the past 6 years, he has been a lecturer at HEC Montréal where he teaches alternative investments to graduate students.

He is actively engaged in the field of applied neuroscience both in practice and through youth-centered social initiatives. He is the founder of 4 Next Generation, which advocates for social coherence by advancing children’s cognitive development and learning. He also serves as a board member of the Alliance Française Toronto, a cultural and language institution. Last but not least, Jonathan sits on the Leadership Council of Capitalize for Kids, a non-profit organization focused on building capacity and solutions in support of children’s brain and mental health.


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