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Andy Ruben


CEO and Founder
Andy is the CEO and Founder of Yerdle. His experience in retail, consumer products, strategy and sustainability spans more than two decades. He served as Walmart’s first-ever chief sustainability officer and led the retailer’s e-commerce strategy, private brand and omnichannel initiatives prior. While at Walmart, Andy led a number of transformational efforts over his tenure, including launching Walmart’s heralded sustainability efforts, re-imagining Walmart’s $20 Billion private brands business, and integrating online and stores.

He left his executive role at Walmart in 2012 to pursue his dream of building the next generation of retail.

Andy graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Engineering and an MBA, both from Washington University in St. Louis. He has been recognized professionally as the Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year, a Retailing Rising Star by Chain Store Age, and a 40 Under 40 Business Leader.

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Monday Jan 13
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Kustomer Stage, Hall E, Level 1
Consumers' increasing demands for sustainability are driving brands to rethink their end-to-end supply chain and consider the environmental impact of their products and packaging throughout their lifecycles. Forward-thinking brands are stepping... Read more