John Walden (businessman)
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John Carl Walden (born 7 January 1960) is an American businessman, and the Chief Executive of Home Retail Group, the British retailing group.[1]

Early life

Walden was born in Chicago, Illinois.[2] He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1986.[3]


In 1990, Walden began his retail career as Chief Operating Officer of Peapod. In 1999, he joined Best Buy as the President of its internet and direct channels division. He then became Executive Vice President of Human Capital and Leadership and ended his time at Best Buy as the Executive Vice President of its Customer Business Group.[3]

After Best Buy, Walden moved to Sears as the Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President. Afterward, he served as the President and CEO of Inversion Inc. and as Chief Executive of Activeion Cleaning Solutions.[3]

He became Managing Director of Argos on 1 February 2012.[4] He became Chief Executive of the Home Retail Group on 14 March 2014.[5][6] In 2016, it was announced that Walden would be stepping down from CEO of Home Retail Group once Sainsbury's acquired Home Retail Group.[7]

Personal life

He is married, has five sons, and lives in London.


  1. ^ Companies House
  2. ^ "Argos exec John Walden: 'When I first joined, people didn't think Argos had a future at all'". The Telegraph. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c "Alumni - IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology". Retrieved .
  4. ^ Telegraph February 2012
  5. ^ Telegraph May 2014
  6. ^ Appointment
  7. ^ "Home Retail Group: John Walden To Step Down Upon Completion Of Acquisition". RTTNews. Retrieved .

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Business positions
Preceded by
Terry Duddy
Chief Executive of Home Retail Group
March 2014 -
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Terry Duddy
Managing Director of Argos
February 2012 - March 2014
Succeeded by

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