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The retail giant's Senior Vice President of US People offers insight into the company's successes in human capital and digital strategies

NEW YORK, November 28, 2018 Boyden, a premier global talent and leadership advisory firm, today released the latest issue of its Leadership Series, featuring an in-depth interview with Rustin Richburg, Walmart's Senior Vice President, US People.

In the interview, Richburg discusses Walmart’s digital strategy, how automation is shaping the future of the workforce and his approach to talent management.

“Rustin brings unique insights into leading organizations through transformation from his experience as a global HR and talent leader for some of the world’s biggest companies, including Walmart,” said Catherine Gray, a Partner of Boyden United States. “He believes that people are the cornerstone of the business, and given the proper tools and technology, they are what enables an organization’s successful transformation.”

Richburg joined Walmart as Senior Vice President of Global HR Operations & Technology in 2016, and was named Senior Vice President of US People in 2017. Prior to joining Walmart, he held leadership roles at Imperial Brands and Accenture. Over the course of his career, Richburg has worked in a wide range of industries including hospitality, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and logistics. He has also lived in and managed teams in North and South America, Europe, Africa, APAC and the Middle East.

Richburg graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness. He also holds a certification in program management from the University of Washington.

The full interview with Mr. Richburg is available here.


About the Series

Boyden’s Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.



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