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Biography PhotoRavi K. Saligram
President and Chief Executive Officer
Biography PhotoRavi K. Saligram
President and Chief Executive Officer


Ravi Saligram joined OfficeMax as president and chief executive officer in November 2010. At that time, he also became a member of the OfficeMax Board of Directors. With strong global experience in growing businesses and brands, Mr. Saligram is driving a business transformation at OfficeMax and fundamentally evolving its brand positioning from an office products supplier to a multichannel provider of workplace products, services and solutions. He guides a team of 29,000 associates committed t... 

Biography PhotoJim Barr
Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
Biography PhotoJim Barr
Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer


Jim Barr joined OfficeMax as executive vice president and chief digital officer in November 2011. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company's e-commerce business and for driving its multi-channel digital strategy.

Mr. Barr has successfully developed and executed strategies to drive profitable growth in several senior level e-commerce positions. Most recently, he served as president of Sears Holdings' online division where he held full P&L accountability for multi... 

Biography PhotoMatt Broad
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Biography PhotoMatt Broad
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer


Matt Broad was named executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer of OfficeMax in 2004. Today, Mr. Broad is responsible for managing all legal and corporate governance matters pertaining to OfficeMax. In addition, he oversees the company’s government relations function and is responsible for the company’s corporate compliance program.

Mr. Broad began his career with the company at Boise Cascade Corporation in 1984, as counsel in the legal department, and in t... 

Biography PhotoKim Feil
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Biography PhotoKim Feil
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer


Kim Feil joined OfficeMax as executive vice president and chief marketing and strategy officer in November 2012. In this role, Ms. Feil champions enterprise-wide strategic initiatives aimed at defining innovation efforts across new business models, formats, services and categories to drive a highly differentiated OfficeMax brand; and has accountability for all aspects of marketing across the enterprise, with particular emphasis on brand management and evolution of the company’s traditional ma... 

Biography PhotoLarry Hartley
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Biography PhotoLarry Hartley
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain


Larry Hartley began his OfficeMax career in 1998 as an operations manager in New Jersey. Since that time, he has held various leadership positions in the supply chain organization and currently holds the position of senior vice president of supply chain. In this role, Larry is responsible for all aspects of the North American supply chain organization including warehousing and delivery, inventory management and replenishment, import operations and strategic sourcing.

During his time ... 

Biography PhotoJohn Kenning
Executive Vice President and President of Contract
Biography PhotoJohn Kenning
Executive Vice President and President of Contract


John Kenning joined OfficeMax as executive vice president and president of Contract in April 2012. In this role, he has full responsibility for the Contract P&L and all aspects of the Contract business.

Mr. Kenning has a proven track record of leading sales teams and an extensive knowledge of managing business-to-business enterprises. Most recently, he was president, North America Commercial for ADT/Tyco Security Services, where he was responsible for the complete North American P&L, ... 

Biography PhotoRonald Lalla
Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer
Biography PhotoRonald Lalla
Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer


Ronald Lalla joined OfficeMax as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer in March 2012. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of enterprise-wide merchandising for OfficeMax, including category management, strategic product planning, global sourcing, private label expansion and cost of goods sold initiatives.

Mr. Lalla comes to OfficeMax with extensive retail merchandising and business-to-business experience. Most recently, he held positions as chief ... 

Biography PhotoMichael Lewis
Executive Vice President, President of Retail
Biography PhotoMichael Lewis
Executive Vice President, President of Retail


Michael Lewis joined OfficeMax as executive vice president and president of retail in May 2011. He has full responsibility for the retail P&L and all aspects of the retail business, including merchandising, store operations and real estate.

Mr. Lewis brings a dynamic blend of leadership, retail expertise and disciplined execution to OfficeMax, as he has held senior leadership roles at growth and turnaround companies for more than 30 years. Most recently, from 2010 to early 2011, he ... 

Biography PhotoDeb O’Connor
Senior Vice President of Finance, Interim Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer
Biography PhotoDeb O’Connor
Senior Vice President of Finance, Interim Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer


Deb O’Connor was promoted to the role of interim chief financial officer in August of 2013. In this role, Ms. O’Connor oversees the corporation’s financial functions and processes, including financial accounting and reporting, treasury and finance, planning and analysis, business development, investor relations, internal audit, and tax.

A five-year veteran of OfficeMax, Ms. O’Connor was first elected an officer in August 2008, at which time she began serving as senior vice president... 

Biography PhotoSteve Parsons
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Biography PhotoSteve Parsons
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer


Steve Parsons joined OfficeMax as executive vice president and chief human resources officer in July 2011. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of human resources for the company’s global operations, including talent management, compensation and benefits, training, leadership development, recruitment, diversity, and internal and corporate communications.

Mr. Parsons brings extensive experience in human resource management for consumer products and retail companies to Offic...