Ted Decker holds the esteemed positions of Chair, President, and CEO at The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, boasting over 2,300 stores and nearly half a million associates. With a wealth of experience and strategic insight, Decker is instrumental in driving the company's growth and success.

Previously serving as president and chief operating officer from 2020 to 2022, he played a pivotal role in overseeing global store operations, sourcing operations, supply chain management, outside sales and service, real estate, as well as merchandising, marketing, and online strategy. During his tenure, The Home Depot bolstered its capabilities to seamlessly integrate online and in-store experiences, providing customers with enhanced flexibility and convenience in their shopping journey.

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Before assuming his role as President and COO, Decker served as chief merchant and executive vice president of merchandising for over six years. In this capacity, he spearheaded store and online merchandising departments, formulated merchandising strategies, managed marketing initiatives, and fostered vendor relationships to optimize the in-store environment.

Decker's journey at The Home Depot began in 2000 when he joined as director of business valuation. Over the years, he ascended through various strategic positions, including senior director of business valuation, vice president, senior vice president of strategic business development, and senior vice president of retail finance. Prior to his tenure at The Home Depot, he held roles in business development, strategic planning, and finance at Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Scott Paper Co. His early career also saw him in corporate finance, lending, and credit positions at PNC Bank. With extensive international experience, Decker has lived and worked in England and Australia, further enriching his global perspective and strategic outlook. Beyond his corporate endeavors, Decker actively contributes to the community as a member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress board.

Decker holds a bachelor's degree in english from The College of William and Mary and a master's degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. His academic background, combined with his diverse professional experience, equips him with the expertise to navigate the complex landscape of the home improvement retail industry.

Decker's leadership at The Home Depot exemplifies vision, strategic acumen, and a steadfast commitment to driving growth and innovation.