John A. Lederer, former President and Chief Executive Officer of US Foods, has joined Sycamore Partners as a Senior Advisor. In this capacity, he will serve as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Staples, Inc. and its newly formed and independent United States and Canadian Retail Businesses.
“We are thrilled to have John join the Sycamore Partners team at this exciting time in the firm’s continued growth and development,” said Stefan Kaluzny, Managing Director of Sycamore Partners. “John has significant institutional knowledge of both distribution and retail businesses across the United States and Canada, which is particularly relevant given our recent acquisition of Staples. I am confident that John’s leadership experience and business acumen will be tremendously beneficial to create value and deliver exceptional products, services and expertise that enable businesses to work better.”
Mr. Lederer said, “I am honored to join Sycamore Partners as a Senior Advisor and Executive Chairman at Staples. Sycamore Partners has an outstanding reputation for driving profitable growth across its leading retail and consumer brands. I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues as we focus on building on the great legacy that has been created at Staples.”