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4 Companies with Successful Co-CEOs: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market   John Mackey and Walter Robb, co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb have served as co-CEOs at health food store mega-chain Whole Foods Market since May of 2010. When announcing the addition of Robb as a co-CEO, founder John Mackey said, “Although I’ve been the only CEO of Whole Foods Market since …

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John Mackey and Walter Robb, co-CEOs

John Mackey and Walter Robb have served as co-CEOs at health food store mega-chain Whole Foods Market since May of 2010.

When announcing the addition of Robb as a co-CEO, founder John Mackey said, “Although I’ve been the only CEO of Whole Foods Market since I co-founded the company almost 32 years ago, my leadership style is both participatory and empowering. Unlike many large companies, Whole Foods’ E-Team makes our most important decisions through consensus—we discuss and debate ideas and decisions until we can get agreement and buy-in from the entire E-Team.”

So far so good, Whole Foods Market is a highly visible and successful chain.

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