Former COO, Metro Cash & Carry
Lance’s career spans over 25 years in the retail industry, serving in many leadership roles in the United States, Argentina, Japan, India, and Vietnam. Lance served as the COO for Reliance Industries in India and as the COO and Head of Operations for VinMart and Metro Cash and Carry in Vietnam. His leadership experiences also includes 17 years with Wal-Mart across functions including Senior Director of Strategy for the International Division, Chief Country Representative for Wal-Mart India, Senior Director of Merger and Acquisition Integration for the Americas, Head of Human Resources for Wal-Mart Japan, Senior Director of Executive Development and Training for Wal-Mart International, and Head of Operations and Merchandising for Wal-Mart Argentina.
Lance’s functional experience includes Mergers and Acquisitions, Merchandising, Human Resources, Communications, and Operations. His accomplishments are many, including building the dominant brands in two countries while launching over 300 convenience stores in 6 months in Vietnam, 50 cash and carries in two years in India. His teams have always set record achievements, including turnarounds and setting billion dollar plus record sales. Lance has a Master’s of Science Degree in Organizational Communication from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, speaks intermediate Spanish,and also has a background in social enterprises and philanthropy.
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