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Senior Officers

  • Michelle Borninkhof

    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Customer Satisfaction

    Michelle Borninfhof was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Information officer in May 2021. Prior to joining AutoZone, Ms. Borninkhof was with McDonald’s Corporation where she most recently served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President for U.S. Technology. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Michelle spent 11 years with Walmart Stores holding various leadership roles including Vice President, International Technology Delivery. Throughout her career, Michelle has held various roles in store retail, distribution center operations, and process improvement.

    • Philip B. Daniele

      Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Supply Chain and Marketing, Customer Satisfaction
      Philip B. Daniele was named Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Supply Chain and Marketing in June 2021. From 2015 to 2021, he was Senior Vice President, Commercial, and, from 2008 to 2015, he was Vice President – Commercial Support. He was also a Divisional Vice President of Store Operations from 2005 to 2008. Prior to 2005, Mr. Daniele held several key management positions with the Company.
      • Mark A. Finestone

        Executive Vice President – Strategy and Innovation, Customer Satisfaction
        Mark A. Finestone was named Executive Vice President – Strategy and Innovation in June 2021. From 2015 to 2021, he was Executive Vice President, Merchandising Supply Chain and Marketing. From 2008 to 2015, he was Senior Vice President, Merchandising, and from 2002 to 2008, he was Vice President, Merchandising. Prior to joining AutoZone in 2002, Mr. Finestone worked for May Department Stores for 19 years where he held a variety of leadership roles which included Divisional Vice President, Merchandising.
        • Preston B. Frazer

          Executive Vice President – Store Operations, Commercial and Loss Prevention, Customer Satisfaction
          Preston B. Frazer was named Executive Vice President – Store Operations, Commercial and Loss Prevention in June 2021. From 2019 to 2021, he was Senior Vice President, Store Operations. Prior to that, he held the position of Divisional Vice President for the Dallas and Ft. Worth regions alongside his Vice President, Store Operations Support role. He began his career with AutoZone in 2006 as Director, Finance and has held several key functional roles. Prior to joining AutoZone, Preston was a senior manager with the accounting firm of KPMG, LLP.
          • Eric S. Gould

            Senior Vice President – Supply Chain, Customer Satisfaction

            Eric S. Gould was named Senior Vice President, Supply Chain in February 2021. Previously, he had served as Vice President, Replenishment since 2017. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Commercial from 2013 to 2017, Vice President of Commercial Support from 2004 to 2013 and Vice President of Merchandising Pricing & Analysis from 2003 to 2004. Prior to 2003, Mr. Gould held several key management positions with the company.

            • Ronald B. Griffin

              Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Customer Satisfaction
              Ronald B. Griffin was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in June 2012. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Global Information Technology at Hewlett-Packard Company. During his tenure at Hewlett-Packard Company, he also served as the Chief Information Officer for the Enterprise Business Division. Prior to that, Mr. Griffin was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Fleming Companies, Inc. He also spent over 12 years with The Home Depot, Inc., with the last eight years in the role of Chief Information Officer. Mr. Griffin also served at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Delta Air Lines, Inc.
              • Domingo Hurtado

                Senior Vice President – International, Customer Satisfaction

                Domingo José Hurtado Rodríguez was named Senior Vice President, International in September 2018. Prior to that, he was President, AutoZone de México. Mr. Hurtado has served in various capacities within the Company since 2001, which included leading the Company’s expansion into Mexico. Prior to 2001, he held different positions with RadioShack including Director General in Mexico and General Manager in Venezuela.

                • Jamere Jackson

                  Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Finance and Store Development, Customer Satisfaction

                  Jamere Jackson was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on September 13, 2020 and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Finance and Store Development effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Jackson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., a worldwide rental company, since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Jackson served as Chief Financial Officer of Nielsen Holdings plc, an information, data and measurement company. Prior to 2014, Mr. Jackson held a variety of leadership roles at General Electric Company, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a division of General Electric Oil and Gas. Mr. Jackson serves on the Board of Directors for Eli Lilly & Co. and Hibbett Sports, Inc.

                  • Dennis W. LeRiche

                    Senior Vice President, Store Operations, Customer Satisfaction
                    Dennis W. LeRiche was named Senior Vice President - Store Operations in June 2021. From 2015 to 2021, he was a Divisional Vice President of Store Operations. Prior to 2015, Mr. LeRiche held several key management positions with the Company.
                    • Grant E. McGee

                      Senior Vice President, Commercial, Customer Satisfaction
                      Grant E. McGee was named Senior Vice President – Commercial in June 2021. From 2007 to 2021, he was a Divisional Vice President of Store Operations. From 2004 to 2007, he was Vice President, Commercial. Prior to 2004, Mr. McGee held several key positions with the Company.
                      • Thomas B. Newbern

                        Executive Vice President – International, Information Technology and ALLDATA, Customer Satisfaction
                        Thomas B. Newbern was named Executive Vice President – International, Information Technology and ALLDATA in June 2021. From 2015 to 2021, he was Executive Vice President, Store Operations, Commercial Loss, Prevention and ALLDATA. From 2013 to 2015, he was Senior Vice President, Store Operations and Loss Prevention. From 2012 to 2013, he was Senior Vice President, Store Operations and Store Development. From 2007 to 2012, he was Senior Vice President, Store Operations, and from 1998 to 2007, he was Vice President Store Operations. Prior to 1998, Mr. Newbern held several key management positions with the Company.
                        • Seong K. Ohm

                          Senior Vice President – Merchandising, Customer Satisfaction

                          Seong K. Ohm was named Senior Vice President – Merchandising on October 26, 2020. Ms. Ohm served as the Group Commercial Development Officer for the Dairy Farm Group supporting development, sourcing, branding and packaging for private-label and exclusive brands in 7,000 retail outlets across 11 Southeast Asian countries. Ms. Ohm also was the Chief Commercial Officer for Home Plus, the second largest retailer in Korea and led their merchandising, sourcing and planning teams. Prior to these roles, she was Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for both Walmart and Sam’s Club and Vice President/Divisional Merchandise Manager, Technology for Walmart Stores, Inc. Ms. Ohm began her career with General Electric in marketing, planning, brand management and strategy development.

                          • Charlie Pleas III

                            Senior Vice President and Controller, Customer Satisfaction
                            Charlie Pleas, III, was elected Senior Vice President and Controller during fiscal 2007. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Controller since 2003. Previously, he was Vice President – Accounting since 2000, and Director of General Accounting since 1996. Prior to joining AutoZone, Mr. Pleas was a Division Controller with Fleming Companies, Inc. where he served in various capacities since 1988.
                            • William C. Rhodes

                              Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Customer Satisfaction
                              William C. Rhodes, III, was named Chairman of AutoZone during fiscal 2007 and has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director since March 2005. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rhodes was Executive Vice President – Store Operations and Commercial. Previously, he held several key management positions with the Company. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rhodes was a manager with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Rhodes is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Dollar General Corporation.
                              • Albert Saltiel

                                Senior Vice President, Marketing, Customer Satisfaction
                                Albert Saltiel was elected Senior Vice President, Marketing, Customer Satisfaction in April, 2013. Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing Officer and a key member of the leadership team at Navistar International Corporation. Saltiel has also been with Sony Electronics as General Manager, Marketing, and Ford Motor Company where he held multiple marketing roles.
                                • Richard C. Smith

                                  Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Customer Satisfaction
                                  Richard C. Smith was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Customer Satisfaction in January, 2016. Previously, he was Vice President – Stores. Mr. Smith joined AutoZone in 1985 and has served in various capacities with the Company.
                                  • Kristen Collier Wright

                                    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Customer Satisfaction
                                    Kristen Collier Wright was elected Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Customer Satisfaction in January, 2014. Previously with AutoZone, she was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary with oversight for Litigation, Labor and Employment law, Environmental, Regulatory and International Compliance, Policy and Procedure, and Operational Support. Prior to joining AutoZone, Wright was a partner with Bass, Berry & Sims in Memphis focusing on complex litigation, commercial and financial transactions, and intellectual property and technology.
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