2019 Speakers

Sepideh Burkett, VP, Store Support

Sepideh Burkett

VP, Store Support, GIANT Food Stores

Sepideh Kashani Burkett is a senior executive with expertise in retail operations and professional experience in health and wellness.  She had responsibility for total store operations for Walmart in Central Pennsylvania overseeing $700+ million in annual sales. Her tenure with Walmart has spanned from 1995 to 2016. She is skilled in designing and implementing highly effective programs and processes that mitigate risks and achieve corporate objectives. Sepi has a track record of increasing profitability, sales, service, and efficiency while reducing employee turnover. A collaborative director experienced in closely working with cross functional teams throughout the organizations. An effective presenter and negotiator adept at influencing decision making at all levels.  She is a leader who is able to build and motivate strong teams focused on success.

In February of 2016 Sepi accepted a position at Giant Foods as a District Director of operations. In this position she had responsibility for operation of 16 Stores, 2500 employees and 60+ managers. She directed a team of 8 to provide market share growth, and profitability for the company.

In 2018, Sepideh was promoted to Vice President, Store Support for Giant Foods Stores.  In this new position she is responsible for bringing the company’s strategic plans and customer-centric strategy to life across all stores, driving store performance and ensuring consistent communication between stores and support functions. Those support functions include Labor and Productivity, Asset protection and Innovation & Optimization.

Sepideh is a licensed Pharmacist who graduated from University of Connecticut in 1991. Sepi is a mother of two and an avid supporter of women in leadership roles. She actively develops women through mentorship and project management. She welcomes community involvement that promotes diversity in the workplace.