Steve Calkins was named Executive Vice President of Contract Sales for Office Depot, Inc. in December 2013. In this role, Calkins is responsible for managing the Company’s North American field sales organization which services small, medium and large businesses, education and government customers, and Canadian operations. He is also responsible for setting strategic direction to grow profitable sales across customer segments and vertical markets, including by developing innovative solutions designed to expand the customer relationship.
Previously, Calkins served as Senior Vice President, North American Business Solutions for Office Depot. Additionally, he served as the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel responsible for the North American legal department, as well as government relations.
Calkins joined Office Depot in 2003 and has played a significant role in a number of dealings, including prior acquisitions, and helped to oversee Office Depot’s construction of a new global headquarters.
Calkins is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of South Carolina School of Law.