Full Name : Carl Douglas McMillon
Born : 12th - Oct - 1966
Height : 176 CMS ( 5 Feet 9 Inches )
Birth Place : Memphis Tennessee
Country : USA
Education : University of Arkansas Fayetteville, University of Tulsa Oklahoma
Occupation : CEO
Industry : Business, Food & Beverage, Fashion & Retail
Networth : $26 Million
Some people reach great heights in their career in a short period of time. When a person sets out thinking that there is nothing such as impossible, they tend to achieve great heights. One such success thinking personality is C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Walmart. He is called Doug by many of his employees and people who know him.
Doug was born in 1966 in Memphis Tennessee to Morris and Laura McMillon. Today he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Stores Inc. He achieved this status and success in his career in a span of 5 decades. The journey was not simple and required a lot of hard work and focus into what he was doing.
Doug began his career with Walmart as an associate in one of the distribution centers. He was still pursuing his studies for an MBA degree from University of Tulsa in 1991. He started working so that he could pay his college tuitions.
However, he had an inbuilt business acumen that came in use for the merchandising department of Walmart. Soon, Doug was handling several responsibilities in Sam’s Club and other departments of Walmart. He had gained tremendous experience in apparel, food and other merchandise of the super store. With his expertise of 22 years and the experience he gathered in the industry, it was more than sufficient for him to progress and lead the giant super mart as the CEO.
Doug never set out on the career path thinking that he would one day lead a huge chain of supermarket which has centers across the world. He started small, but he invested his education and expertise in building the name of the company further. Doug is also known to have solely promoted the sales of the company to over $46 Billion.
" In the world there is a debate over inequity, and sometimes we get caught up in that." - Carl Douglas McMillon
Today, when someone asks him about the secret of his success, Doug says that he is a merchant deep down his heart and that makes him understand the customers and their needs. Even now, he involves himself in micromanaging the merchandising needs of the company whenever he finds time.
As a person Doug is not very vocal about his personal life and only wants to bring to light his achievements. He is married to Shelley and has two sons, Blake and Spencer. Doug has not let his success rule his life. Instead he has shared a lot of his knowledge by delivering speeches at many business meetings to promote young entrepreneurship.
Here is a Brief Summary of his Saga with Walmart
1984: Summer associate at Walmart Distribution Center
2009: President and CEO of Sam’s Club
2013: President and CEO of Walmart
Carl Douglas McMillon was born into the world in 17th October, 1966. He is an American finance manager, and the president and (CEO) of Walmart Inc. He sits on the retailer's directorate. Having first joined the organization as a late spring partner in secondary school, he turned into the organization's fifth CEO in 2014. He recently drove the organization's Sam's Club division, from 2005 to 2009, and Walmart International, from 2009 to 2013.
McMillon was brought into the world in Memphis, Tennessee, and experienced childhood in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the oldest of three kids brought into the world to Laura and Morris McMillon, a dental specialist who served in Vietnam. His folks moved the family to Bentonville, Arkansas, the home of Walmart central command, when McMillon was 16. A games fan, McMillon played point monitor on the Bentonville High School b-ball group. McMillon lives with his significant other, Shelley, in Bentonville, Arkansas. They have two children. Doug McMillon is a brought back to life Christian: "I have a confidence in Jesus Christ as my Savior."
At the point when he was a young person, McMillon started his first occupation with Walmart as a mid year partner. He worked throughout the late spring dumping trucks in a dispersion community. After secondary school, McMillon went to University of Arkansas, where he graduated with a four year certification in 1989.
The following year, as McMillon read for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Tulsa, he called Walmart and told a chief he was keen on preparing to turn into a purchaser when he finished his investigations. Before long, McMillon rejoined Walmart as an associate supervisor at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, store. In the wake of finishing his MBA in 1991, McMillon moved to Walmart's Bentonville base camp to join the purchaser preparing program. Initially responsible for purchasing fishing supplies, he later took on different parts as a purchaser and a merchandiser, managing in food, garments, specialties and decorations. He later filled in as an overall product administrator for Walmart's discount store division Sam's Club prior to playing a chief job at Walmart, administering toys, gadgets, and outdoor supplies, among different regions.
McMillon has worked for Walmart all through his vocation. He took on his first job with the organization as a young person in 1984. He later turned into a purchaser, then, at that point moved into the executives parts prior to turning out to be CEO in 2014. Walmart declared on November 25, 2013, that McMillon would quickly join the organization's governing body. what's more, would supplant Mike Duke as Walmart CEO viable on February 1, 2014, turning into the organization's fifth CEO. In September 2019, McMillion declared that the organization would presently don't sell ammo utilized for handguns and military-style weapons. This approach update came because of the mass shooting which occurred at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas in August 2019. McMillion's activities to make a discourse and make moves around the issue, set a recent fad for how organizations and their chiefs address these issue.