SALT LAKE CITY – Walker Edison, a leading provider of RTA furniture, announced today that Joana McKenna has been named President effective immediately and reporting directly to Brad Bonham, CEO of Walker Edison.
The company said the transition is occurring at a “pivotal time” for the business, a leader in the furniture industry, as it seeks a new stage of growth.
Ms. McKenna was most recently the Vice President of Growth at Walmart Inc., where she led marketplace business growth strategy, fueled record development for Walmart’s e-commerce front, and spearheaded numerous successful and forward-thinking initiatives.
“I am thrilled to have someone of Joana’s expertise join our senior management team at Walker Edison,” said Mr. 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.”
A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Ms. McKenna brings over 20 years of e-commerce experience to Walker Edison in building global brands and businesses, inspiring innovative thinking, and driving international growth. She is a dynamic, people-first leader who has held several senior positions at Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, and Walmart.
“I am honored to join this extraordinary company at a time of tremendous opportunity to capitalize on its core business and innovate for the future,” Ms. McKenna said. “Walker Edison is in a unique position to not only transform but lead the industry in best-in-class products. Their focus on data and innovation is inspiring and offers endless potential. I believe Walker Edison is well-positioned to become the leader in this space and I’m excited to get started.”
Walker Edison was established 15 years ago by Mr. Bonham and has quickly become not only one of the fastest-growing companies in Utah but also a leading partner and a drop-ship solution for some of the biggest names in the e-commerce furniture space.
“Ms. McKenna’s expertise in high-growth e-commerce businesses, as well as her passion for people, are symbiotic with our focus at Walker Edison,” Mr. Bonham said. “To have someone of her expertise running multi-billion-dollar e-commerce businesses is invaluable as we continue to scale our data-driven model.”
About Walker Edison:
Established in 2006, Walker Edison quickly became a leading partner and a drop-ship solution for the biggest names in e-commerce. We are a data-centric organization that is committed to delivering more than just innovative furniture - we are committed to helping our customers Live Outside the Box™. Walker Edison is a global organization with operations in Brazil, Asia, the UK and Germany.
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In the past 10 days, our Leadership and People & Culture teams have come together to discuss ways we can improve our diversity and inclusion here at Walker Edison.
To extend our recognition of Black History, we will be adding Juneteenth (June 19), and MLK Day (3rd Monday in January) as company paid holidays. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. and MLK Day celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential civil rights leader who led campaigns to end racial segregation.
We recognize this is just one step on our road to a more diverse and inclusive Walker Edison and look forward to sharing more steps we will be taking in the near future.
Since its establishment in 2006, Walker Edison has become a leading partner and drop-ship solution for the biggest names in e-commerce. Driven by data, we strive to cultivate a culture that inspires our customers to Live Outside the Box™ with innovative furniture. Walker Edison is a global organization with operations in Brazil, Asia, the UK, and Germany.
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