Hector Padilla

EVP, Outside Sales & Service at The Home Depot

Hector Padilla is executive vice president of outside sales & service for The Home Depot and has been growing his career with the company for more than 26 years. He previously served as president of the southern division, overseeing sales and operations of more than 690 stores and leading a team of more than 100,000 associates in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Like so many of the company’s senior leaders, Hector began his career in the aisles of our stores. He has held the various positions throughout the organization including department supervisor, store manager, district manager, general manager of home services, divisional director of field services, regional vice president and senior vice president of operations.

During his tenure as president of the southern division, Hector supported our associates and customers through numerous hurricanes and natural disasters, working with The Home Depot Foundation to help rebuild the impacted communities.

Hector earned an executive MBA from the University of Miami.


  • EVP, Outside Sales & Service

    Current role

  • President, Southern Division

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