Leadership

  • Ronald L. Sargent Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    Ronald L. Sargent
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    Ron is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staples. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2005 and has served as CEO since 2002. Ron has held a variety of leadership roles in the company. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998, leading Staples' worldwide operations, retail superstores, delivery business, supply chain management and merchandising and marketing initiatives. In 1991 he was responsible for launching Staples' delivery business.

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  • Joseph G. Doody President, Vice Chairman
    Joseph G. Doody
    Vice Chairman

    As Vice Chairman, Joe leads Staples’ strategic reinvention and has responsibility for strategic planning and business development as well as the company’s operations in Australia, New Zealand and high-growth markets. 

    Previously, Joe was President, North American Commercial, responsible for Staples Advantage, which serves medium-sized to Fortune 1000 businesses, and Quill.com, which serves small to medium sized businesses. 

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  • Christine Komola
    Chief Financial Officer

    Christine is Staples’ executive vice president and chief financial officer. She joined Staples in 1997 and served in various leadership roles across Staples’ operations and finance groups.  Most recently, she served as senior vice president and corporate controller and senior vice president general merchandise manager, furniture & wholesalers.  During her tenure she also served as chief financial officer of staples.com and other finance roles.

    Prior to joining Staples, Christine

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  • Shira Goodman, President, North American Commercial
    Shira Goodman
    President, North American Commercial

    Shira is President of Staples North American Commercial responsible for Staples Advantage, which serves medium-sized to Fortune 1000 businesses, and Quill.com, which serves small to medium sized businesses. In addition, she is head of the company's supply chain and customer service operations in North America. 

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  • Demos Parneros President, North American Stores & Online
    Demos Parneros
    President, North American Stores & Online

    Demos is Staples President of North American Stores & Online, responsible for retail and Staples.com operations throughout North America. Before being named President of U.S. stores in 2002, he served in a wide variety of positions in the retail organization including, human resources, marketing, merchandising and store operations. In 1997, he was named Senior Vice President responsible for all stores in the Mid–Atlantic and Southern U.S.  Demos joined Staples as a General Manager in

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  • Steve Matyas President, Staples Canada
    Steve Matyas
    President, Staples Canada

    Steve Matyas, President of STAPLES® Canada™/Bureau en GrosMC, joined The Business Depot Ltd. as their first employee in March 1991. During his 23 plus years with the company, Steve served as Vice President, Operations, Human Resources and Store Planning, and Vice President, Sales and Operations before being appointed President of STAPLES Canada/Bureau en Gros in July 2000. Steve’s expertise in store operations has been instrumental in growing the company from the first store to more than 330

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  • John Wilson, President, Staples Europe
    John Wilson
    President, Staples Europe

    John has served as President Staples Europe since September 2012.  Prior to joining Staples, he served as President and General Partner of Hyannis Port Capital from 2001 to 2011.  Before founding Hyannis Port Capital, he held several other executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Gap, Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Staples, Inc., Senior Vice President of Northwest Airline, and Vice President/Partner at Bain

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  • Faisal Masud Staples
    Faisal Masud
    Executive Vice President, Global E-Commerce

    Faisal is executive vice president, global e-commerce, responsible for building Staples’ digital channels and leading e-commerce efforts across the company. He joined Staples in May 2013.

    Masud has over a decade of digital experience, building end-to-end, global e-commerce solutions that have driven growth and improved the customer experience. He joined Staples from Groupon, Inc., where he was vice president and general manager, responsible for managing Groupon Goods’ strategy and execution in

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  • Mike Edwards
    Executive Vice President, Merchandising

    Mike oversees global merchandising for Staples and joined the company in 2012. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Borders Group, Inc. and earlier served as the company’s Chief Merchandising Officer. Prior to Borders, Mike was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucy Activewear, where he helped to turn the company into a highly coveted brand. Previously, Mike served Senior Leadership roles at Golfsmith, Jo-Ann Stores and West Marine.

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  • Tom Conophy
    Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    Tom oversees all aspects of Staples global IT organization. Most recently, Tom served as EVP and Chief Information Officer for InterContinental Hotels Group, where he was responsible for all technology solutions across their global organization. He led online transformation efforts in key growth areas such as mobile and loyalty marketing, helping increase revenue and drive customer engagement. He previously played a similar role for Starwood Hotels & Resorts International.

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  • Michael T. Williams
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel

    Mike is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Staples, responsible for the global management of the company’s legal team. He joined Staples in November 2012.

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  • Regis Mulot, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
    Regis Mulot
    Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

    Regis is the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, responsible for Staples’ global HR strategies and programs that advance the company’s commitment to be the world’s best office products company.

    Regis joined Staples in 2009 as Vice President of International Human Resources where he was instrumental in driving the integration of Corporate Express with Staples, and building a step-by-step integrated Human Relations team to support associates across 26 countries in Europe, Asia,

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