Office Depot Inc. has named Jerri DeVard as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. DeVard will lead the strategy for furthering Office Depot’s brand positioning and oversee the integration of all marketing and communications initiatives. She will be responsible for driving the growth and implementation of strategic marketing activities that build brand equity and increase market share.
Previously, DeVard was the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for The ADT Corporation, the nation's largest security company. Prior to ADT, DeVard held various marketing leadership positions for large, well-known organizations including Nokia, Verizon and Citigroup. She currently serves on the board of directors for Under Armour and Cars.com.
"Jerri has tremendous insight and experience leading global marketing efforts for world-class consumer brands, with a proven record of delivering business results while acting as a change agent,” said Gerry Smith, CEO for Office Depot. “We're excited to welcome Jerri to Office Depot as her leadership and fresh perspective will be instrumental in driving a more integrated omnichannel marketing approach that builds brand loyalty and positions the company for growth.”