As it continues pursuing a growth agenda, Walker Edison has named Joana McKenna president, effective immediately. McKenna reports directly to Brad Bonham, the company’s CEO.
Walker Edison pointed out that the transition is occurring at a pivotal time for the ready-to-assemble furniture supplier, which is working toward a new stage of growth.
McKenna was most recently vp/growth at Walmart, where she led marketplace business growth strategy, fueled development for that company’s e-commerce front and spearheaded numerous initiatives. She also held senior positions at Amazon and Johnson & Johnson.
“I am thrilled to have someone of Joana’s expertise join our senior management team at Walker Edison,” said Bonham. “Her initiatives have led to billions of dollars in growth across some of the largest e-commerce retailers in the world. Joana’s commitment to her teams and to lifting the communities around her also mirrors our passion for charitable giving and cultivating an inclusive and fulfilling work environment.”
Bonham added that the expertise McKenna brings “in high-growth e-commerce businesses, as well as her passion for people, are symbiotic with our focus at Walker Edison. To have someone of her expertise running multi-billion-dollar e-commerce businesses is invaluable as we continue to scale our data-driven model.”