Jeff Gruener is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Walgreens.  He is responsible for creating and executing key strategies to advance business priorities, along with the visioning, leadership and strategic direction related to Walgreens financial matters.

Gruener joined the company in August 2021 from Walmart, where he served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility over his 12 years with the company, including SVP of Finance and Strategy, SVP of Merchandising Operations, VP of Strategy & Analytics, VP of Finance for Sam’s Club and VP of Global Procurement.  He was also directly involved with Walmart’s healthcare offerings for a time period during his tenure, with financial oversight of health and wellness, including pharmacy.

Prior to Walmart, Gruener worked at Sears Holdings Corporation, serving in a variety of business development, strategy and marketing roles.  He also previously held business roles at Ernst & Young, Honeywell, Inc. and Ford Motor Company.
Gruener received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and earned his MBA from the University of Michigan.