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Janet Schijns

Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Services Officer


Janet Schijns was named Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Services Officer for Office Depot, Inc. in January 2018. In this role, Schijns is responsible for merchandise and services strategy across all channels creating the company’s product and services roadmaps to ensure the establishment of products and services that differentiate Office Depot. Additionally, she leads the development of merchandise pricing and positioning strategies, runs the indirect agent and VAR sales channel and manages all vendor and partner relationships. Schijns also oversees the tech, copy, and print services growth strategies supporting the company’s omni-channel approach.

Schijns joined Office Depot in July 2017 as Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Services Officer. Prior to Office Depot, Schijns was Chief Channel Executive and Vice President for Verizon Business Markets where she defined, designed, and executed on expanded distribution and digital channel strategy serving Verizon Business Markets, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Verizon Wireless Business Group. Prior to that, Schijns was CEO of The JS Group a high-tech consulting firm that provided go to market expertise to many top firms in the industry. Additionally, she has held leadership roles at Motorola - Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, First Fidelity and L’Oreal.

Schijns earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Montclair State University and is the founder of Tech World’s Half a private digital community committed to keeping women in technology.