Week in review: Walmart, McAfee, Oracle, and more!

Christian Wylonis · January 21, 2020
Week in review
Week in review

Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from around the world. This week, Walmart names new chief merchant in an executive shakeup. Read more about this and other notable executive changes:

Walmart names new Chief Merchant in an Executive Shakeup

Walmart's Chief Merchant Steve Bratspies is leaving the company, according to an internal memo sent to employees by Walmart US CEO John Furner. Scott McCall, who most recently led entertainment, toys and seasonal at Walmart, will replace Bratspies, the memo said. Read more here.

Cybersecurity Giant McAfee Names New CEO

Peter Leav will take over as CEO and President of cybersecurity company McAfee on February 3, as current CEO Chris Young steps down. Leav most recently served as President, CEO and a board member of BMC Software. Read more here.

Oracle hires former Amazon Web Services executive as CMO

Ariel Kelman is moving to Oracle to take over the Chief Marketing Officer role. Kelman joins from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he had been Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for six years. Read more here.

Intel Hires Hewlett Packard CIO Archana Deskus to Head Global IT Operations

Intel Corp. has hired Archana Deskus as its new chief information officer to oversee the chip maker’s global information technology operations. She commences her CIO role on January 30 and will report to Intel CFO George Davis. Read more here.

Gap brand CEO Neil Fiske to leave the company

Neil Fiske, the president and CEO of the Gap brand, will leave the company a few months after the board reportedly ousted Gap Inc.’s chief executive. Fiske, formerly CEO of Billabong, joined Gap in 2018. Read more here.

Gender diversity is big area of focus in corporate America, and especially in the tech sector. Tech companies report that they are making progress in increasing the representation of women in the industry, and in particular, at the senior leadership level. We’ve taken a look at which of the big U.S. tech companies have the most women on their executive team. See the results of our report on the 23 tech companies that are doing the best at gender diversity in the C-suite here.

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