John DeFranco is Chief Commercial Officer at Staples Canada and joined the organization in 2018. He is responsible for leading the company’s Merchandising, Marketing, Retail Logistics, Own Brand and Merchandise presentation. John is a seasoned retail executive with deep expertise in Merchandising, Marketing, Operations, and Strategy. He has held executive leadership roles at major retail organizations that include PetSmart Canada – where he was president of the Canadian business – and Home Depot Canada. John holds a BA in Business from King's University College at Western University Canada.