Rob Koch was named Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Office Depot, Inc. in December 2013. In this role, Koch is responsible for leading the development of the Company’s real estate strategy and managing the implementation to include lease management, construction and architecture of all new, relocated, reformatted or closing stores.
Previously, Koch served as Senior Vice President, Merchandising for Office Depot. In his 19 years with Office Depot, Koch has held various key leadership positions in both Finance and Operations, including Senior Vice President, Real Estate, Construction and Strategy; Vice President, North American Finance; and Vice President of Financial Planning and Corporate Development. Notable areas of focus have included the administration of the annual operating and strategic planning processes, the development and execution of the North American Real Estate plan and various targeted cost and price optimization initiatives.
Koch joined Office Depot in 1994 from Blockbuster Entertainment where he held various positions in the corporate finance division.