As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at, Kelly Thompson is responsible for Merchandising, Marketing, and Business Intelligence for Before taking on this role in January 2017, she spent two years as Senior Vice President of Global Category Development.

Kelly joined Walmart in 2007 as Vice President of Merchandising, Home, Apparel, and Baby for She was promoted to Chief Merchant in 2008 and assumed additional responsibility for all categories of Merchandising, as well as Merchandise Planning and Pricing. She was then promoted to Senior Vice President in October of 2012, adding Marketplace to her responsibilities. In 2014, she took a new role as the Senior Vice President of Global Category Development focused on increasing customer centricity through data-driven decision making.

Kelly is passionate about diversity and serves as one of the five executive sponsors for the Women’s Resource Council.

Prior to joining, Kelly spent 10 years at Gap, Inc., in various Merchandising roles, and three years at Nordstrom in sales & management. Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.