CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF WHOLE FOODS MARKET
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, is the visionary leader behind the company’s growth from one store in 1978 to more than 510 stores today and $16B in sales when the company was acquired by Amazon in 2017, catapulting the e-commerce giant’s grocery delivery service.
Co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Movement and co-author of the 2013 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,
Mackey is a powerful advocate for capitalism as a force for good when grounded in ethical consciousness.
He has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” and CNN Money’s “12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time,” while Whole Foods Market was included on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list for 20 consecutive years.