Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Lowes Foods/Alex Lee Retail
Chad is an eCommerce & omnichannel executive with 21 years of experience leading enterprise eCommerce and omnichannel organizations. His background encompasses strategic planning, disruptive innovation, user experience, digital product development, digital marketing, fulfillment/logistics, merchandising, and organizational development. Chad’s passion is building and developing teams that craft exceptional omnichannel experiences that support rapid revenue growth.
Chad is currently the Vice President of eCommerce at Lowes Foods (part of the Alex Lee, Inc. family of companies). Lowes Foods is a disruptive and community-focused retailer that operates over 80 locations across the Carolinas. Chad’s team is responsible for setting and delivering the omnichannel strategy including digital properties, eCommerce fulfillment/logistics, marketplaces, engineering/logistics, Personal Shopper programs, and all aspects of the guest experience for Lowes Foods To Go and Lowes Foods’ eCommerce marketplaces. Chad’s org leaned heavily into the company’s 24-year eCommerce legacy to place eCommerce front-and-center in support of their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to Lowes Foods, Chad was responsible for eCommerce operations for Carolina.com (Carolina Biological Supply Company) - an industry-leading and international science education supplier near Raleigh, NC. Prior to that, Chad held various positions managing digital marketing, eCommerce product strategy, and project management for Things Remembered, Inc. – one the country's single-largest retailers of personalized gifts for all occasions.