Advance Auto Parts Leadership
* denotes Executive Officer
Tom Greco joined Advance Auto Parts in April 2016 and has held his current role as President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of our Board of Directors since August 2016. Previously, Tom served as CEO and a member of our Board of Directors from April 2016 to August 2016.
Prior to joining Advance, from September 2014 until April 2016, Tom served as CEO, Frito-Lay North America, a unit of PepsiCo, Inc. (“PepsiCo”), a leading global food and beverage company. In this role, Tom was responsible for overseeing PepsiCo’s snack and convenient foods business in the U.S. and Canada. He previously served as Executive Vice President, PepsiCo and President, Frito-Lay North America from September 2011 to September 2014 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Pepsi Beverages Company from 2009 to September 2011. Tom joined PepsiCo in Canada in 1986 and served in a variety of leadership positions, including Region Vice President, Midwest; President, Frito-Lay Canada; Senior Vice President, Sales, Frito-Lay North America; President, Global Sales, PepsiCo; and Executive Vice President, Sales, North America Beverages. Before joining PepsiCo, he worked at The Proctor & Gamble Company. Tom is a dedicated supporter of many charitable organizations, including the American Heart Association Heart Walk in Dallas and Raleigh, JDRF, Building Homes for Heroes and United Way.
Tom earned his bachelor’s degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and a master’s degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.
Mike Broderick joined Advance Auto Parts in December 2016 and has held his role as Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Store Operations Support since February 2018. Previously, Mike served as Senior Vice President, Merchandising from March 2017 to February 2018, with Operations Support added to his responsibilities in June 2017. Mike also served as Senior Vice President, Professional Sales from December 2016 to March 2017.
Prior to joining Advance, Mike worked for Canadian Tire Corporate as Senior Vice President, Automotive from 2014 to 2016. Before Canadian Tire, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Vehicle Component Solutions Segment at Federal Mogul Corporation from 2012 to 2013. Previously, Mike served as President, GPI/Carquest from 2009 to 2012 and Senior Vice President, Sales, for the company from 2008 to 2009. Mike began his career with AutoZone where he held multiple field and operations roles, including Vice President for the company’s Northeast Division from 1999 to 2008.
Bob Cushing joined Advance Auto Parts in January 2014 via the acquisition of General Parts International, Inc., which included the wholly-owned subsidiary, WORLDPAC, Inc. ("WORLDPAC"). Bob has held his current position as Executive Vice President, Professional since August 2016 and is responsible for the operations of our professional sales team in addition to WORLDPAC.
Bob joined WORLDPAC via the acquisition of Metrix Parts Warehouse in 1999 and was named WORLDPAC’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2008. Prior to serving as President and CEO, he served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Operations for the U.S. and Canada from 1999 to 2007. Before WORLDPAC, Bob held executive-level sales, marketing and operations positions with Metrix Parts Warehouse, Inc., Interco Parts Corporation and Robert Bosch Corporation.
Tammy Moss Finley joined Advance Auto Parts in 1998 and has held her position as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since May 2016.
Previously, Tammy served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from January 2015 to May 2016 and Senior Vice President, Human Resources from March 2013 to January 2015. She was Vice President, Employment Counsel and Government Affairs from March 2010 to March 2013 and Vice President, Employment Counsel from September 2007 to March 2010. From January 2003 to September 2007, Tammy served as Vice President, Staffing and Team Member Relations. Her first role with Advance was Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, which she held from March 1998 to January 2003. Prior to joining Advance, Tammy worked as a labor and employment attorney with The Center for Employment Law, PC, and as a Staff Attorney with the Virginia Supreme Court.
Jason McDonell joined Advance Auto Parts in July 2019 as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Jason is responsible for the company’s diverse marketing efforts and programs.
Jason joined Advance after 21 years at PepsiCo where he most recently served as Canada President and General Manager for PepsiCo Foods. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s Canadian Frito Lay and Quaker businesses. Jason started at PepsiCo in brand marketing for some of the company’s most iconic snack food brands. As he progressed at PepsiCo, Jason spent time in a variety of marketing, sales and customer strategy leadership roles, including serving as Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo Foods Canada. Earlier in his career, Jason served in a brand management capacity at Procter & Gamble.
Natalie Rothman Schechtman joined Advance Auto Parts in May 2016 and has held her position as Executive Vice President, Human Resources since February 2018. Previously, Natalie served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources.
Prior to joining Advance, Natalie served in human resources leadership roles at PepsiCo for almost 10 years, including Senior Director, Human Resources for Global Foodservice, a division of PepsiCo. In that role, she was responsible for the division’s talent strategy, recruitment, training and development, organizational health and employee relations. She also held human resources leadership roles in PepsiCo’s Retail Beverages, Pepsi-Cola North America and within PepsiCo's Corporate division. From 2003 to 2006, she worked as an employment attorney with the law firm Brown Raysman in New York, handling corporate labor and employment legal issues for a variety of clients, including several large international corporations. Prior to Brown Raysman, she served in recruiting and talent management roles with The Estee Lauder Companies, FreeRide.com, LLC and Gundersen Partners, LLC.
Jeff Shepherd joined Advance Auto Parts in March 2017 and has held his position as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since April 2018. Previously, Jeff served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.
Prior to joining Advance, Jeff worked for General Motors Company from September 2010 to February 2017 in various accounting and finance roles. These roles included Controller – General Motors Europe from July 2015 to February 2017, Director – Consolidation and SEC Reporting from June 2013 to July 2015, and Director – Analysis and Reporting from September 2010 to June 2013. Prior to joining General Motors, Jeff worked for Ernst & Young, a public accounting firm, from October 1994 to September 2010.
Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Michigan University and is a certified public accountant.
Reuben E. Slone joined Advance Auto Parts in October 2018 as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain. In this role, Reuben is responsible for the company’s Supply Chain and Procurement functions.
Prior to joining Advance, Reuben served as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, at Walgreen Co. where he was responsible for inventory management and replenishment, imports, transportation, distribution center operations and logistics. Prior to joining Walgreens in 2012, Reuben served as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and General Manager of Services for OfficeMax, Inc. Previously, Reuben served in a number of senior supply chain and operational leadership roles at Whirlpool Corporation, General Motors Company and Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, among others. Reuben also served as a member of Advance’s Board of Directors from March 2016 to October 2018.
Reuben earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Maria Ayres joined Advance Auto Parts in March 2017 and has held her position as Division President for Advance’s South Division since June 2017. Previously, Maria served as the Division President of the company’s North Division.
Prior to joining Advance, Maria was employed by BrightView Landscape Services, a KKR private equity portfolio company, where she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. She previously held the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager with BrightView. Prior to that role, Maria served in a variety of leadership roles with PepsiCo from 2007 to 2015, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Global Costco business; Vice President and General Manager, Club and Mass Channel; and Region Vice President, Mountain Area. Maria has also held various sales and operations leadership positions with Corporate Express and Coca-Cola Enterprises.
Mike Creedon joined Advance Auto Parts in December 2013 and has held his position as Division President for the company’s North Division, including Autopart International, since June 2017. Previously, Mike was President, Autopart International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advance, from 2013 to 2017.
Prior to joining Advance, Mike served as Vice President and General Manager of Sensormatic, LLC – North America Sales and Operations from 2010 to 2013. Sensormatic is the retail security division of Tyco International (U.S.), Inc. Prior to his role with Sensormatic, Mike served in multiple leadership roles within Tyco International and ADT Security, another division of Tyco.
Sri Donthi joined Advance Auto Parts in April 2018 as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and leads the Information Technology (IT) function at Advance. As CTO, Sri is responsible for Advance’s overall IT organization, technology platforms and strategic initiatives.
Sri has more than 20 years of experience leading and developing technology functions and reengineering IT infrastructure to support core business priorities. Prior to joining Advance, Sri worked at PepsiCo for 14 years and held number of leadership roles during his time there. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, CIO for Frito-Lay North America where his team led a comprehensive transformation effort to digitize many aspects of their core business to improve efficiency, quality and overall service. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, CIO for PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and North Africa, where he was responsible for all IT-related services. Before joining PepsiCo, Sri spent 10 years at Motorola in various IT leadership and operational roles.
Sri earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He also holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an Executive MBA from Northwestern University.
Andrew Page joined Advance Auto Parts in May 2019 as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. In this role, Andrew is responsible for enterprise-wide accounting operations, tax, external financial reporting and all related compliance.
Prior to joining Advance, Andrew served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Under Armour, Inc. Andrew worked for Under Armour, Inc. from 2011 to 2019, where he initially served as the company’s Assistant Controller. Previously, Page served in Assistant Controller roles for FTI Consulting, Inc., AES Corporation, Inc., and General Electric. Earlier in his career, Andrew served in Controller positions for Discovery Communications, Inc., and Proxicom and was an Audit Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Rob Speranza joined Advance Auto Parts in September 2018 and has held his position as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Transformation, since August 2019. Previously, Rob was Vice President, Strategy and Transformation.
Prior to this role, Rob worked for several years in private equity and over 18 years at PepsiCo, where he had several management roles including Vice President and General Manager of the Pepsi-Lipton Partnership for North America and Region Vice President for Frito Lay. In these roles, Rob was responsible for leading large teams in the development and implementation of strategy, new product innovation, marketing communication and annual operating plans. In addition, Rob held leadership positions in several functional roles including sales, franchise and brand management as well as finance roles.
Rob is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in business and completed his MBA at the FW Olin School of Business at Babson College.
Herman “Junior” Word joined Advance Auto Parts in February 2003 and has served in his current role as Division President, Carquest North America since June 2019. In this role, Junior is responsible for the company’s Carquest Independent business throughout North America.
Prior to his current role, Junior served as a Regional Vice President for Advance from June 2014 to June 2019. Earlier in his career with Advance, Junior served as Regional Asset Protection Manager of the Midwest and Mountain Regions from August 2008 to June 2014 and as a District Manager from August 2005 to August 2008. Junior began his career with Advance as a Store General Manager in the Roanoke, Va. area. Prior to joining Advance, Junior served as a General Manager with Goodyear Tire & Service.
Junior earned his bachelor’s degree from Radford University.