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Our leadership team is comprised of individuals with significant experience in all facets of retail management. They are focused on driving profitable growth and continuous improvement to deliver even better values and shopping experiences for our customers, and better returns to our shareholders.

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Rick Dreiling

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Rick joined Dollar Tree’s Board of Directors as Executive Chairman in March 2022 and was additionally appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer in January 2023. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (Lead Independent Director; Nominating and Governance Committee).

Previous Work Experience

  • 2015 to 2016: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dollar General Corporation
  • 2008 to 2015: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dollar General Corporation
  • 2005 to 2008: President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. and Duane Reade Inc.
  • 2003 to 2005: Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Longs Drug Stores Corp.
  • 2000 to 2003, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Safeway Inc.
  • 1998 to 2000: President, Vons Co Inc.

Previous Board Experience

  • 2015 to May 2022: Board of Directors, Pulte Group, (Nominating and Governance Committee, Chair; Compensation and Management Development Committee)
  • 2016 to April 2022: Board of Directors, Aramark (Compensation and Human Resources Committee; Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee)


  • Rick graduated with a B.A. from Rockhurst University.


  • Rick brings to our Board over 50 years of retail experience at all operating levels. He has strong business development expertise in expanding the footprint and offerings of several retailers. He also brings unique experience in the value retail sector gained from his role as the former Chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corporation.
View Bio Jeff Davis Chief Financial Officer

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Jeff Davis

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff joined Dollar Tree as Chief Financial Officer in October 2022. From 2006 to 2018, he served in a number of financial leadership roles, including Treasurer of Walmart Stores, Inc., Senior Vice President of Finance & Strategy and Chief Financial Officer for Walmart’s U.S. Segment, Chief Financial Officer of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Jeff most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Qurate Retail Group, Inc., a leading retailer and media conglomerate comprised of seven retail brands including QVC, HSN and Zulily, since October 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 2019, Jeff has served as a director of Laboratory Corporation of America.

View Bio Mike Creedon Chief Operating Officer

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Mike Creedon

Chief Operating Officer

Mike joined Dollar Tree as Chief Operating Officer in October 2022 with accountability for store operations, real estate and procurement. In February 2024, his role was expanded to include oversight of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Merchandising and Supply Chain for end-to-end accountability of delivering a best-in-class store experience for our associates and the customers they serve.

Before Dollar Tree, from 2013-2022, Mike was with Advance Auto Parts. There he served as EVP and President of U.S. Stores, North America Division President, and President of Autopart International. Prior to Advance Auto Parts, Mike served as Vice President and General Manager of Sensormatic, LLC – North America from 2010 to 2013. Sensormatic is the retail security division of Tyco International (U.S.), Inc. Prior to his role with Sensormatic, he served in multiple leadership roles within Tyco International and ADT Security, another division of Tyco.

View Bio Bobby Aflatooni Chief Information Officer

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Bobby Aflatooni

Chief Information Officer

Bobby joined Dollar Tree as Chief Information Officer in July 2022. He most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for The Howard Hughes Corporation, responsible for leading all information technology strategies and operations across the company’s portfolio.

Prior to joining HHC in August 2018, Bobby held leadership positions at Dollar General, as Vice President of IT Operations, Architecture, Merchandising from March 2011 until April 2018, and as Senior Director IT Infrastructure and Architecture from January 2009 to March 2011. Bobby’s professional career includes development and oversight of IT priorities for Yum! Brands, CapitalOne Auto Finance, LayerOne, Silverleaf Resorts and CapitalOne Services. He also served in the United States Marine Corps.

View Bio Neil Curran President and Chief Operating Officer, Dollar Tree Canada

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Neil Curran

President and Chief Operating Officer, Dollar Tree Canada

Neil has been the President and Chief Operating Office for Dollar Tree Canada since June 2017, and is responsible for merchandising, marketing, operations, and real estate. From July 2014 to May 2017, he served as the SVP of Merchandising and Operations for Dollar Tree Canada. Prior to joining Dollar Tree, Neil spent 26 years of his retail career in roles of increasing responsibility within merchandising, marketing, and store operations at Loblaw Companies and Sears Canada.

View Bio Larry Gatta Chief Merchandising Officer, Family Dollar

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Larry Gatta

Chief Merchandising Officer, Family Dollar

Larry has been the Chief Merchandising Officer for Family Dollar since May 2022 and has responsibility for leading the merchandising, marketing, and global sourcing functions for the Family Dollar business segment. Larry has over 35 years of retail merchandising and marketing experience and was named Mass Market Retailers’ Front End Merchant of the Year for 2016. Prior to joining Family Dollar, he served at Dollar General as the Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for Consumables from 2011 to 2020, and as the Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager from 2009 to 2011. Prior to his time at Dollar General, Larry was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Longs Drug Stores until being acquired by CVS. Additionally, he has held leadership roles at Rite Aid Corporation and Phar-Mor Corporation. Larry earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Youngstown State University.

View Bio Mike Kindy Chief Supply Chain Officer

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Mike Kindy

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Mike has been the Chief Supply Chain Officer for Dollar Tree and Family Dollar since May 2023. He has more than 34 years of management experience in retail logistics operating distribution centers. Prior to joining Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, Mike served in multiple leadership roles for Dollar General, most recently as the Executive Vice President accountable for supply chain strategy – which included transportation, distribution, demand chain, allocations, procurement and master data management. Before his 12+ years with Dollar General, he held leadership positions at ConAgra Foods, Safeway and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Washington.

View Bio Jonathan Leiken Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

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Jonathan Leiken

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Jonathan (Jon) Leiken joined Dollar Tree as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary in August 2023. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary of Diebold Nixdorf, Inc., where he was responsible for ethics and compliance, commercial contracting, labor and employment, and corporate governance and securities.

Prior to joining Diebold Nixdorf, Inc., Jon was a partner at global law firm Jones Day in the Corporate Criminal Investigations and Litigation practice groups, where he led global investigations and litigation matters for several leading retailers. Earlier in his career, Jon served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the Criminal Division, where he handled more than 100 criminal prosecutions.

Jon holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brandeis University.

View Bio Rick McNeely Chief Merchandising Officer, Dollar Tree

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Rick McNeely

Chief Merchandising Officer, Dollar Tree

Rick joined Dollar Tree in 2008 and currently serves as Chief Merchandising Officer for the Dollar Tree business segment. Prior to this, he served as Enterprise Chief Merchandising Officer for Dollar Tree and Family Dollar from December 2019 to April 2022. He previously served as Chief Merchandising Officer for Dollar Tree stores from May 2017 to December 2019 and as Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Dollar Tree Stores from April 2008 to May 2017. Prior to joining Dollar Tree, Rick spent the first 28 years of his professional career in roles of increasing responsibility within merchandising, marketing, global sourcing, and store operations with several retail companies, including Dollar General, Rose’s Stores, and Fred’s Inc.

View Bio Steve Schumacher Interim Chief People Officer

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Steve Schumacher

Interim Chief People Officer

Steve joined Dollar Tree in March 2018 and has more than 20 years of HR experience. Prior to being named Interim Chief People Officer, Steve served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, where he led HR for Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Supply Chain and Corporate HR, along with our Enterprise People Solutions, HR Compliance and Labor Relations teams.

Prior to joining Dollar Tree, Steve was the North American Vice President of Human Resources at National Express, a leading global provider of student transportation and transit operations. Steve also spent 14 years at Sears Holdings in HR roles of increasing responsibility, including Divisional Vice President of Human Resources, where he led HR for both Sears and Kmart. He also was the head of Learning & Development for the Sears organization.

Steve received his MBA and his bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University. He achieved his Chief Human Resource Officer certification from the Wharton Aresty Institute of Executive Education in 2022.

View Bio Aditya Maheshwari Chief Accounting Officer

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Aditya Maheshwari

Chief Accounting Officer

Aditya (Ady) Maheshwari joined Dollar Tree as Chief Accounting Officer in September 2023.

Ady most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer for Under Armour, where he led all accounting functions, strategic procurement, treasury, global accounting, external reporting and more. Prior to his time at Under Armour, Ady was Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of OpenText Corporation, one of Canada’s largest technology companies. He also spent 16 years with KPMG, where he held multi-national roles in Canada, the U.K. and India.

Ady holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai and is a certified public accountant.

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John Scudder

Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

John Scudder joined Dollar Tree as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer in October 2023. He previously served as Director of Regulatory Compliance at McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, John held a series of leadership roles in compliance with Walmart, including U.S. Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. He also held positions in Global Anti-Corruption Compliance and as VP and Deputy Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Walmart International. Before joining Walmart, John practiced law at two international law firms, served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and worked as a CPA and auditor for Ernst & Young.

John earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He also has a master's degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Ball State University.

View Bio Jennifer Silberman Chief Sustainability Officer

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Jennifer Silberman

Chief Sustainability Officer

Jennifer joined Dollar Tree as Chief Sustainability Officer in October 2022. Prior to Dollar Tree, Jennifer served in leadership roles at YETI, Hilton, and Target. Additionally, she has held corporate responsibility executive and consultant roles with APCO Worldwide working with Fortune 100 companies, NGOs, corporate and private foundations, government, and trade associations.

Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in International Economics and Latin American Studies from The John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She serves as board chair for GOOD Institute and is a board member of Keep America Beautiful.

View Bio Jessica Thomas Chief Diversity Officer

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Jessica Thomas

Chief Diversity Officer

Jessica (Jess) Thomas was promoted to Chief Diversity Officer in 2024 following a stint as Interim Chief Diversity Officer. Jess joined Dollar Tree in 2023 as Vice President of Labor and Employment, serving as a member of the Legal leadership team and a trusted advisor to the HR team,providing legal guidance on all areas of labor and employment law, including EEO, anti-harassment and retaliation, wage and hour, ADA and religious accommodation, performance management, executive agreements & benefits, organized labor, andvarious state and federal employment laws.

Prior to joining Dollar Tree, Jess was Vice President & Associate General Counsel for a healthcare company, where she was responsible for managing single plaintiff and class action litigation, advising senior leaders on a broad range of labor & employment matters and policy guidance, and overseeing sensitive human resources and compliance investigations. She previously held leadership positions at Target and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Before going in-house, Jess practiced law at an international law firm, representing multiple Fortune 50 to Fortune 500 retailers.

Jess holds a J.D. from Samford University and earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications & film and political science from The University of Alabama.

View Bio Pedro Voyer Chief Development Officer

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Pedro Voyer

Chief Development Officer

In October 2022, Pedro Voyer assumed the role of Chief Development Officer. Prior to Dollar Tree, Pedro held several leadership positions within JAB Holding Company as Senior Vice President and General Manager International for Panera and Senior Vice President Chief Operating Officer for JAB-owned Caribou Coffee and Einstein’s Bagel Brands. He has also served as Chief Development Officer Americas for Burger King Corporation and held a variety of operational and development roles at Starbucks.

Pedro holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela and an MSC/MBA from the Tokyo Institute of Technology/MIT.

Executive Leadership (2024)


Executive Leadership? ›

Executive leaders are responsible for steering a company in the right direction, using a combination of the famous “people, process, tools” model. Being a c-suite leader involves bringing people together, creating efficient processes, and supplementing with tools, all of which grow a business.

What is the meaning of executive leadership? ›

Executive leadership is the ability of those who manage or direct employees in an organization to influence and guide these individuals. Those leading executive leadership processes typically oversee such business activities as fulfilling organizational goals, strategic planning development and overall decision making.

Who makes up executive leadership? ›

Members of an executive leadership team hold senior positions in a company, such as the vice president of marketing or the chief technology officer . These C-suite, or chief suite, executives help establish a vision for the company and guide the organization to reach those goals.

What is an example of an executive leadership team? ›

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) typically consists of the most senior leaders of a company, often with a CXOs title such as CEO, COO, CFO, CPO, CTO, and CRO.

What is the difference between executive leader and leader? ›

While leaders usually focus on immediate results, executive leaders create short-term value while simultaneously enhancing the long-term strength of the organization.

What are the three pillars of executive leadership? ›

The Three Key Pillars for Mastering Executive Leadership
  • Brave – leading yourself. Before you can lead others successfully you must master leading yourself. ...
  • Bold – leading the business. When it comes to leading your business, you have to be bold and strive for excellence at all times. ...
  • Brilliant – leading your teams.
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Who is considered an executive leader? ›

An executive is a professional who focuses on making business decisions to help an organization or company succeed. They often hold the highest seat of leadership within an organization, which means other leaders report to them. Even non-profit organizations have executives to guide strategy and vision.

Is executive leadership a skill? ›

Leadership at the executive level involves unique demands and requires a unique skillset. To succeed, you must master empowering your teams to envision, create, and deliver products and services that distinguish your organization from the competition.

What is another name for the executive leadership team? ›

C-suite” refers to the executive-level managers within a company.

What is the difference between executive leadership and management? ›

Hamilton references John Paul Kotter's leadership vs. management framework to differentiate the two roles. She says that the focus on the management side is setting up systems for success, while the focus on the leadership side is making sure people buy into those systems so they can be successful.

How to build an executive leadership team? ›

Six Steps to Build for Executive Team Development
  1. Step 1 in Building a Leadership Team: Clarify Your Vision. ...
  2. Step 2: Identify Key Competencies. ...
  3. Step 3: Invest in Personal Development. ...
  4. Step 4: Foster Team Collaboration. ...
  5. Step 5: Define Roles and Responsibilities. ...
  6. Step 6: Drive Strategic Thinking.
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How big should an executive leadership team be? ›

A key EOS principle is “Less is More.” The EOS Model advocates for a clear, functional, and cohesive leadership team, which typically consists of 3 to 7 members. It's important to note that the ideal team size isn't about limiting growth or capability, but about optimizing the team's efficiency.

What is an executive team leader's target? ›

Executive Team Leader

You lead a team of team leaders who are obsessed with the guest and create an experience that makes guests say “I love Target!” to their friends and family.

What are the four types of leaders? ›

Let's take a look:
  • Autocratic (or Authoritarian) Leadership.
  • Democratic (or Participative) Leadership.
  • Laissez-faire (or Delegative) Leadership.
  • Visionary (or Transformational) Leadership.
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What does executive leadership look like? ›

Executive leadership involves making decisions, sometimes very risky ones. The best executive leaders are comfortable taking risks and understand the value of failure. They view failures as learning opportunities to improve, and they're okay making the wrong decision sometimes.

What is the best leadership style for executives? ›

Collaborative leadership is an approach where leaders work closely with their team members to achieve a common goal, encouraging input and participation from everyone involved. It is a highly effective leadership style in today's rapidly changing business landscape, where agility and adaptability are key.

What is the full meaning of executive? ›

An executive is a powerful person who is responsible for making things run smoothly. If you become an executive, you might be in charge of an organization, a business, or even an entire country. The executive of a company has the best office and works on ways to make their business more successful.

What is the meaning of executive thought leadership? ›

In the dynamic world of business, "executive thought leadership" stands out as a progressive leadership philosophy. This concept revolves around top executives actively sharing their wisdom, insights, and views on industry movements, challenges, and advancements.


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