Gerry P. Smith
Gerry P. Smith joined Office Depot, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer and a Director in February 2017. Prior to joining Office Depot, Smith served as Executive Vice President of Lenovo Group Ltd. and Chief Operating Officer of its personal computer (PC) and smart devices unit. Gerry joined Lenovo in 2006 and was instrumental in the company’s growth to become the largest personal computer (PC) company. He was also a leader in building the company’s global brand recognition and expansion during the past decade. In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for operations across Lenovo’s $45 billion global product portfolio. Previously as Chief Operating Officer of the Personal Computing Group and Enterprise Business Group, he led Lenovo to the top position in world-wide PC sales and as President of the Americas, he led Lenovo’s America’s Group to record market share and profits. He also served as Senior Vice President of Lenovo’s Global Supply Chain, where his leadership was recognized by leading research firm, Gartner, in ranking Lenovo’s supply chain among the best in the world.