Tim Rea was named Executive Vice President of Marketing for Office Depot, Inc. in December 2013. In this role, Rea is responsible for driving the development and implementation of strategic marketing activities that build brand loyalty and increase market share across North America.
Previously, Rea served as Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy for Office Depot where he was responsible for creating strong customer preference for the Office Depot Brand through Advertising, Quarterly Promotions, Category Initiatives and Own Brand Management.
Rea joined Office Depot from Darden Restaurants, where he served as Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing for Olive Garden. He has also held leadership positions with Hershey Foods Corporation and Procter & Gamble.
Rea earned his BA in Economics from Harvard University, as well as Masters Degrees in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Texas.