Tom Ward

SVP Last Mile Delivery at Walmart U.S.


Tom currently serves as Senior Vice President of Last Mile Delivery for Walmart U.S. In this role he has responsibility for developing and managing Walmart’s last mile delivery ecosystem which includes third-party delivery providers, Walmart’s Spark driver platform, electric vans, autonomous vehicles and drones. In addition, Tom has responsibility for Walmart’s delivery and Express Delivery service, which is available in more than 3,000 stores, and InHome delivery, available in select cities. He is the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Prior to his role in Last Mile Delivery, Tom oversaw the implementation and growth of Walmart’s Online pickup and delivery business across the 3,500+ locations currently activated. 

Tom began his Walmart career with Asda, our UK subsidiary, and has held a wide number of leadership roles across Central England before transitioning to the Asda Home Office where he worked in Central Retail Operations supporting teams running Communications, WorkForce Management, Asset Protection, Retail Operations and Online Grocery.

In 2013, Tom moved to the U.S. to work as Development Coordination Director in our Walmart International segment where he had responsibility for supporting various teams across Strategy, Real Estate, M+A and Private Brands before localizing in our Walmart U.S. business as Senior Director. In this role, Tom helped build the foundation for Central Operations before expanding his responsibilities to Supercenters and promoting to Vice President leading teams for simplification, Walmart Academies activity management and associate technology. 

Tom Holds a first-class degree in Geography from Loughborough University, England and currently lives in Northwest Arkansas.