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John Deaton

Senior Vice President – U.S. Retail Operations

John Deaton is the senior vice president of U.S. retail operations. He is responsible for simplifying and improving productivity of store operations, as well as the continuous improvement of our associate and customer experience across more than 2,200 U.S. stores. Since 2017, he served as the company's senior vice president of supply chain where he was responsible for the core supply chain including transportation, distribution, inventory planning and replenishment, and supply chain development.

Previously, he was senior vice president of brand and product development, overseeing product development, sourcing, and management of our private branded merchandise.

Prior to joining The Home Depot in April 2007, John spent eight years at Office Depot in various officer-level positions in its supply chain, business development, marketing, and retail operations. Prior to Office Depot, John worked in management consulting at Ernst & Young.

John earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors from Georgia State University with a double major in operations management and decision sciences.