Mr. Lederer has served as a Senior Advisor to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm, since September 2017. Since September 2017, he has also served as the Executive Chairman of privately held Staples, Inc. (and its newly formed and independent United States and Canadian retail businesses), a leading provider of office products and services to business customers, which was acquired by Sycamore Partners in 2017. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of US Foods, a leading food service distributor in the U.S. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Duane Reade, a New York-based pharmacy retailer, which was acquired by Walgreens in 2010. Prior to Duane Reade, he spent 30 years at Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest grocery retailer and wholesale food distributor, where he served in a number of leadership roles including as its President from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Lederer has served on the board of directors of NextPoint Financial Inc. (formerly NextPoint Acquisition Corp.), a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, since 2000. He previously served on the boards of directors of US Foods Holding Corp. from 2010 until May 2022, and Maple Leaf Foods from 2016 until May 2021. He also served on the board of directors of Restaurant Brands International from 2014 until 2016 and Tim Hortons Inc. from 2007 until 2014, when it was acquired by Restaurant Brands International.
Board of Directors
John A. Lederer
Senior Advisor, Sycamore Partners