Hall of Fame: Randy Wick: Being Nimble in A Fast-Changing Industry
It may look like a long journey from Randy Wick’s starting point in retail to his present-day position as senior vice president of merchandising for Office Depot Inc., which boasts $17 billion in annualized sales.
But when you hear his description of that first job—working the retail sales floor at a Duluth, Minn., Kmart while in high school, where he planned the store's blinking Blue Light Specials, the driving principles that have colored his career were evident even then. "It turned into a passion for me, matching customers to great deals," Wick said. "I've spent years identifying customer demands and looking to delight and excite them. That was the genesis of my career path—a
nd that has been its cornerstone."